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AGS and GIA Announce Joint Event for September 2025

‘Converge’ brings together AGS Conclave and GIA Symposium

Two leading gem and jewelry industry events will come together in September 2025, offering insight into cutting-edge gemological research, education, training and opportunities for gem and jewelry professionals to network on a global level.

Converge, to be held September 7-10, 2025, will unite Conclave, the American Gem Society’s (AGS) premier annual educational and networking event, and Symposium, GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) industry-leading research and education gathering held every five to seven years, into one powerful event.

“Combining GIA’s strengths as a leader in education, science and pioneering research with AGS’s focus on professional development, business resources and networking provides a unique opportunity to advance our shared mission to protect consumers and to serve the international gem and jewelry community,” said AGS CEO Katherine Bodoh.

“This joint event will blend the best of AGS and GIA, harnessing each organization's unique capabilities to offer innovative educational and professional development programming, together with the latest scientific research in a unique environment,” said GIA CEO and President Susan Jacques.

Converge will take place in Carlsbad, CA, at the GIA world headquarters and the Omni La Costa Resort. GIA and AGS anticipate providing further details, including program, registration, and lodging information in the near future.

Jewelers Mutual Group will be the presenting sponsor of Converge.