GIA’s 9th ANNUAL SINKANKAS SYMPOSIUM – DIAMOND

by Robyn Hawk on March 3, 2011



INVITATION TO REGISTER FOR
THE NINTH ANNUAL SINKANKAS SYMPOSIUM – DIAMOND
Named for one of the most distinguished and influential figures in gemology and mineralogy, the Sinkankas Symposium is an annual one-day event featuring presentations by noted specialists working in diverse gem-related disciplines or occupations.  The theme of the Ninth Annual Sinkankas Symposium is Diamond.  As a previous Sinkankas Symposium participant or Mailing List subscriber, you are invited to apply early for registration to this year's event. You may print the registration form at the bottom of this message or   download a print-friendly Registration Form (PDF) from the web site atwww.sinkankassymposium.net
Sinkankas Symposium Registration
Registration Fee: $85.00 (USD)
Attendance:  Limited to 150.  Space is limited and participation is available by invitation to previous years' attendees on a first-come, first-served basis until March 15, when registration will be open to all.  A sell-out is anticipated, so please register promptly, if you are interested in attending.
Absolute Deadline: April 8, 2011. (For inquiries about space/availability, please contact Anne Schafer at annes@san.rr.com or 858-586-1637)
Registration for the one-day event includes morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch and a copy of the 2011 Sinkankas Symposium proceedings, which features selected papers on Diamond.
Sinkankas Symposium Details, Date and Venue
Date: April 16, 2011
Time: Badging, coffee and donuts, 7:30 – 9:00 AM.  Symposium begins at 9:00 AM sharp.
Place: GIA (Gemological Institute of America)
World Headquarters and The Robert Mouawad Campus
5345 Armada Drive 
Carlsbad, CA 92008

S. Tasaki Student Lecture and Graduation Hall
Sinkankas Symposium Program*
A full day of presentations will cover a wide range of topics suitable for novices and experts alike, plus displays, refreshments, and a box lunch at noon.
Meg Berry – Uses of Diamond in the Lapidary Arts
Dr. Mike Breeding – Diamond Treatments and How Treatment Affects Color in Diamond
Al Gilbertson, GG – Evolution of Diamond Cuts
John Koivula – The MicroWorld of Diamond
Dr. Sally Eaton-Magana – Synthetic Diamond Production
Dr. George Rossman – Color in Natural Diamond
Dr. Skip Simmons – Structure of Diamonds
Dr. James Shigley – Diamond Deposits

* speakers or topics subject to change without notice

REGISTRATION FORM FOR PREVIOUS ATTENDEES
NINTH ANNUAL SINKANKAS SYMPOSIUM – DIAMOND
1.) Please print this message
2.) Fill out the form completely
3.) Enclose a check for $85.00 (USD) per person payable to S.D.M.G.
4.) Mail to: Anne Schafer, 8473 Hydra Ln., San Diego, CA 92126-1854
Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis
and will be open to all after March 15, 2011
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For inquiries please contact Anne Schafer at annes@san.rr.com or 858-586-1637

for more details about the Ninth Annual Sinkankas Symposium www.sinkankassymposium.net

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