Every year for the past 27 years, the Santa Fe Symposium® on jewelry technology becomes a magnet for jewelry professionals from around the world looking to build on their success. Throughout the 3½ days of this renowned conference, casters, manufacturers and entrepreneurs enjoy presentations on state-of-the-art techniques, new research, and the latest innovations in the jewelry industry. Each day, and well into the evening, opportunities abound to meet with colleagues, discuss ideas, and build professional networks. Registration is now open to attend the Symposium on May 19–22, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The jewelry industry has seen a flood of new technologies in recent years, from thermoplastics to e-manufacturing to 3D computer-aided jewelry design. Santa Fe Symposium attracts professionals from the most successful companies in the industry, professionals who are eager to combine tried-and-true techniques with innovative technology that expands the limits of jewelry design and manufacture. This integration of art and science inspires innovative design and production methodology unimagined a few short years ago.
“The Symposium is all about the science of making jewelry and, for me, it is a lot more than that,” says Gary Dawson, professional designer/goldsmith and six-time presenter at the Symposium, “It is the opportunity to meet people who are every bit as passionate about making jewelry as I am and to share and absorb that passion during every waking moment.”
This year’s Symposium will feature presentations on a wide variety of topics from jewelry trends and manufacturing strategies to new materials such as elastic gold-based metallic glass. Says Eddie Bell, the driving force behind the Symposium, “There is one reason I attend Santa Fe Symposium year after year without fail: I learn more there than I do through the rest of the year.”
For more information, visit santafesymposium.org or contact the Rio Grande marketing department at 800-952-6222.