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2021 Chicago
Responsible Jewelry
Conference

Join us for two days of listening, sharing, and cooperative problem-solving as world government representatives, civil society, and the jewelry industry assemble to create more equitable, transparent jewelry supply chains.


Listen Deeply. Act Collaboratively.


Conference Details

ALL VIRTUAL FOR 2021

  • November 12-13, 2021

  • All Access Tickets: $350

  • Student Tickets: $50/day

Sponsorships and Scholarships Available

COME BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.

2021 Conference Schedule

Working Schedule

DAY 1

November 12
  • 8:00 AM CST
    Conference Opening

    A session by Andrea Hill and Susan Wheeler

  • 8:30 am CST
    Keynote Speaker Session

    More information TBA!

  • 9:15 am CST
    Session TBA!

    More information TBA!

  • 10:30 am CST
    Diamond Certification with SCS Global

    A session with Brandee Dallow

  • 11:30 am CST
    SUPREME COURT CASES THE JEWELRY INDUSTRY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT AND HOW WE ARE UNWITTNGLY COMPLICENT IN ILLICIT ACTIVITIES

    A session with Terrence Collingsworth, Wyatt Gjullin, and Jennifer Fendrick

  • 1:30 pm CST
    DRC river spill call to action

    A session with Hans Merket, Raphael Tshimanga, and Susan Crow

  • 2:45 pm CST
    How to elevate a nation gemstone trade through a single gemcut design

    A session with Dr. Adriano Mol, Marvin Wambui, and Jessica Hudson

DAY 2

November 13
  • 8:00 AM CST
    ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE ETHICAL METALSMITHS SO FRESH SO CLEAN STUDENT COMPETITION

    A session by Khajornsak Nakpan and Julia Giangrande Pickle

  • 8:30 AM CST
    JEWELRY DESIGNER PANEL

    A session by Andrea Jose and more TBA!

  • 9:30 AM CST
    BROADCAST YOUR RIGHTS

    A session by Billy Matambo, Dewa Mavhinga, and Susan Wheeler

  • 10:30 AM CST
    Session TBA!

    More info TBA!

  • 11:30 AM CST
    Session TBA!

    A session with Marcelo Oliveira, Daniel Franks, and more TBA!

  • 12:45 PM CST
    Who do we fund? Venszula, Mozambique, Myanmar, Zimbabwe,

    A session with Dr. Joseph Hanlon, Louis Marechal, and Anna Bell Davidson

  • 2:15 PM CST
    US LABOR DEPARTMENT

    More info TBA!

  • 3:30 PM CST
    CRAFT, GROWING MODFYING MORPHING

    A session with Patience Singo and Cristina Villegas

2021 Conference Speakers

Working Speaker List

Andrea Hill

CEO Hill Management Group | 'Werx Brands

Susan Wheeler

Founder | Responsible Jewelry Transformative

Khajornsak Nakpan, PhD

Julia Giangrande Pickle

Brandee Dallow

Susan Crow

Cristina Villegas

More Speakers To Be Announced Soon!

Now Planning our 2021 Event - Stay Tuned!

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