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2019 Speakers

Each year, the Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference brings an exciting panel of speakers that represent mines, countries, and industry sectors from around the world.  One of the primary goals of the CRJC is to give all members of the jewelry supply chain at seat at the table. We think you'll agree that the 2019 lineup does just that!

Alexander Riascos

Coodmilla Ltda

Alyssa Newman | Google

Andrea Hill | Hill Management Group

Hill Management Group

Andy Lowrie

Ethical Metalsmiths Students

Betsy Orlando | US State Department

Brandee Dallow | RJC

Brian Cook | Nature's Geometry

Carrie George | Everledger

Chie Murakami

Diamonds for Peace Initiative

Chief Lucas | Tukano, Amazon

Chief Miguel | Paiter-Surui, Amazon

Christina Miller

Conny Havel


Cristina Villegas | PACT

Dana Bronfman

Dax Lovegrove | Swarovski

Deborah Spencer

Trios Studio

Emily Phillippy

Jewelry Glossary Project

Enrique Arizmendi

Perlas del Mar de Cortez

Eric Branwaurt

Columbia Gem House

Eunice Negele | TAWOMA

Jagdish Patel | PTRC

Jared Holstein

Perpetuum Jewels

Jay Moncada

Perpetuum Jewels

Jen Marraccino

Pure Earth

Jo Becker | Human Rights Watch

Joanne Lebert

Executive Director, IMPACT

John Thurman

Sunjewels Group

Kai Kresek

Global Forest Watch

Kesha Frank


Luis Fernandez

Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation

Marianna Smirnova | Responsible Business Alliance

Mariele Ivy

Young in the Mountains

Meri Geraldine | Designer

Gardens of the Sun

Monica Gichuhe | AWIMA

Monica Stephenson | ANZA Gems

Moyo Gems

Paul Tullis

Perry Gottesfeld

Rebecca Villalobos


Salma Kundi

Tanzanian Women Miners Association

Sara Yood | JVC

Sarah Parker

Ethical Metalsmiths Student Programs

Susan Wheeler | Conference Founder

Now Planning our 2021 Event - Stay Tuned!

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