2017 Symposium Schedule

Sunday, October 1st – The Grand Ballroom – The Sentinel Hotel

614 Southwest 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

3:00 PM Vendor Area Opens in The Grand Ballroom
Meet the many sponsors of PJS. In past years attendees have requested more time to visit the vendors and play with all of the fun toys they bring to PJS. In response we added this time before the cocktail reception and Keynote Address for additional networking and sharing opportunities. Enjoy!
5:00 PM Networking Reception & Cocktail Hour in The Grand Ballroom
6:00 PM Keynote Dinner Begins in the Grand Ballroom
7:00 PM  Keynote Address: The Future of Retail Jewelers
Peter Smith, President, Vibhor, Columnist, National Jeweler, The Jewelry Book, World Diamond Magazine

Monday, October 2nd – The Grand Ballroom – The Sentinel Hotel

614 Southwest 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet, The Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Welcome & Opening Comments
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM The Future is Now: Trends in Digital Manufacturing
Kevin Abernathy, BIS Ventures
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Succession Planning & Exit Strategies that Work
Becka Johnson Kibby, The Edge Retail Academy
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Bench Demonstration: Detecting Laboratory Grown Diamonds
Kristi Broussard, Stuller, Inc.
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Networking Break & Continuing Bench Demonstrations
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Sparking the Creative Fire
Andrea Koenig, Annie K Jewelry & Motorhead Jewelry
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Die Making for Detail
G. Phil Poirier, Bonny Doon Engineering
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch, Renaissance Room, 3rd Floor
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Promoting Custom Design on Social Networks: A Panel Discussion
Peggy Jo Donahue, Writer
Lisa Krikawa, Krikawa Jewelry Designs
Calla Gold, Calla Gold Jewelry
Wendy Brandes, Wendy Brandes Jewelry
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM The Future is Responsible: Taking the First Step
Monica Stephenson, ANZA Gems
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Bench Demonstration: Growing & Prepping Resin Models for Casting
Kristi Broussard, Stuller, Inc.
3:15 PM – 3:45 AM Networking Break & Continuing Bench Demonstrations
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM Identifying Precious Metal Alloys on Your Bench and in Your Case
Jennifer Caban, Olympus
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM Beyond Mainstream
Sherris Cottier Shank, Gemscapes
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM Networking Reception & Cocktails, The Grand Ballroom
6:15 PM – 9:30 PM Networking Dinner, The Library Room, 2nd Floor