Past Lectures by John I. Koivula

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September 24, 2012

3rd Italian Congress of Scientific Gemmology – Florence, Italy.  Gemstones: Research, Tradition and Innovation. John is the designated key-note lecturer leading off the conference.  The lecture title is: A review of treatments, synthetics, and other important gemological developments in the last 10 years.  This is a fee based conference. Salone Brunelleschi, Istituto degli Innocenti, Piazza SS. Annunziata 12, Firenze. Contact: http://www.gemmologiascientifica.uniba.it/

August 11, 2012

National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) Summer Conference – Bellevue, WA. The mid-year conference will lead off with John Koivula lecturing on inclusions and new observations in this hands-on lecture. This is a fee based conference, Red Lion Inn, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Contact: http://www.najaappraisers.com/html/conferences.html

February 3, 2012

AGTA GemFair Tucson - Aside from their gemological applications, inclusions also serve to remind us of the role nature plays in creating rare and unusual gemstones. This lecture describes some very recently discovered inclusions that in turn provide clues to the genesis of the gem materials in which they were discovered. Mohave Room, Tucson Convention Center, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Free. http://www.agta.org/tradeshows/gft-seminars.html

March 5, 2012

San Diego Gem and Mineral Society - An evening lecture titled, "Don't Bug Me – The microWorld of Amber" will be presented at 7:00 pm at the Society's meeting room in Balboa Park, 1770 Village Place, San Diego (in the Spanish Village area between the Natural History Museum and the zoo parking lot). This free lecture is open to the public. www.sdmg.org

April 21, 2012

Sinkankas Symposium - For the tenth annual Sinkankas Symposium, John will be speaking on the unique microWorld of topaz. The lecture will guide you into the thoroughly documented, sometimes colorful and always intriguing microscopic world of topaz and its synthetic relatives. GIA, 5345 Armada Dr., Carlsbad, CA, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Reservation required. www.sinkankassymposium.net/

April 26, 2012

American Gem Society (AGS) Annual Conclave - Miami, FL is the location this year for the annual AGS Conclave. The popular CG Clinic will focus on a review of synthetic chrysoberyl alexandrites. This is a fee based conference, Doral Golf Resort and Spa, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and again at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Contact: www.americangemsociety.org/contact-us


November 18, 2011

20th, Canadian Gemmological Conference. Terminal City Club, Vancouver, BC. Registration fee required. Website: www.gemconference2011.com

July 13 - 17, 2011

International Gemmological Conference - This invitational international conference is held in Interlaken, Switzerland this year. Website: www.igc2011.org

May 28, 2011

John will be presenting a lab session for those people attending the GIA Symposium.  A variety of unique stones will be available to study microscopically.  This is your opportunity to see unique inclusions and hear from GIA's Analytical Microscopist, John Koivula. Complimentary for Symposium registrants. 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. GIA, 5345 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA.

May 11, 2011

Orange County GIA Alumni Association - For a third consecutive year, the OCGIA Alumni Association has requested John present an evening lecture on inclusions in gemstones.
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the El Niguel Country Club, 23700 Club House Dr., Laguna Niguel, CA.  Dress code and fee required. Call 949-495-7800 for reservations.

April 27, 2011

American Gem Society (AGS) Annual Conclave.  San Francisco is the location this year for the annual AGS Conclave.  For the last 33 years, John has presented the CG Clinic.  This year he will focus on a Review of Synthetic Corundum.  This is a fee based conference. St. Francis Hotel, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

Contact: www.americangemsociety.org/contact-us

April 19, 2011

Sinkankas Symposium.  For the ninth annual Skinkankas Symposium, John will be speaking on the unique microWorld of Diamonds.  A favorite speaker at this sell-out conference, one of John's seminal works titled, The MicroWorld of Diamonds, available here and at the conference, will guide you into the thoroughly documented, sometimes colorful and always intriguing microscopic world of natural diamonds and their synthetic relatives. GIA, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Reservation required. www.sinkankassymposium.net/

March 26, 2011

Bowers Museum.  An afternoon of the microWorld as presented by John Koivula.  Co-sponsored by the Gem and Mineral Council of the LA County Natural History Museum and GIA, John will speaking on the beauty of the microscopic world of gems and minerals.  A fest for the palate of one's imagination, the audience will be taken into the depths of color and form found within.  This lecture is a compliment to the Van Pelt Exhibit currently on display at the Bowers Museum.

October 15, 2010

"Title TBD" - Finnish Gemological Association’s 50th Anniversary Conference, Helsinki, Finland

July 8, 2010

"Discovering Abstract Art Inside Gemstones: Photographs of the Art of Gems Through a Researcher's Microscope" - lecture for the Bedazzled exhibit, El Paso Musuem of Art, El Paso, Texas. 7:00 - 8:00 pm

May 26, 2010

"Title TBD" - Orange County GIA Alumni Association, Laguna Nigel, CA, 6:30 pm

April 22, 2010

CG Clinics, AGS Conclave, Boston, MA, 10:00 am and 11:30 am

April 17, 2010

"The MicroWorld of Gem Feldspars" -  The John Sinkankas Memorial Symposium, GIA, Carlsbad, CA

April 8, 2010

"Inclusions in Gemstones" - Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society, 7:00 pm

March 2, 2010

"Remembering Richard T. Liddicoat" - GIA, Carlsbad, CA 11:45 am

February 14, 2010

"Inclusions in Gems and Gem Minerals" - Friends of Mineralogy Annual Meeting at TGMS, Tucson Convention Center, 10:30 am

February 8, 2010

"Inclusions in Gems and Minerals" - Tucson Gem and Mineral Society Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ, 7:00 pm

February 4, 2010

"Books for Gem Lovers!" - Tucson Convention Center (Mohave Room), Tucson, AZ, 1:00 pm

January 16, 2010

"Inclusions: Mysteries of Mineral Genetics" - Mineralogical Society of Southern California, Oak Tree Room, 1150 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 5:30 pm

February 7, 2009

AGTA GemFair, Educational Seminar, Microscope Challenge, 9am - 10am, Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ

February 4, 2009

AGA Conference, TPD, Tucson Marriott University Park, Tucson, AZ

November 7, 2008

"TBD" 50th Anniversary Conference, Gemmological Association of Canada, Toronto, Canada

November 5, 2008

"The Photoatlas Volumes: A Close Look Inside," GIA Museum Series, Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, CA

October 25, 2008

"Inclusions and Gemmology - A History Interwoven," One Hundred Years of Gemmological Education Conference, GEM-A, London, UK

September 13, 2008

"TBD," World of Gems Conference, GemWorld International and AGTA Testing Center,
Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Chicago, Illinois, USA

August 3, 2008

"Hands-On Clinic - How to Identify Inclusions," 30th NAJA Mid-Year Education Conference, Oak Brook, Illinois, USA

April 19, 2008

"Inclusions in Garnets," The Annual John Sinkankas Memorial Symposium, G.I.A., Carlsbad, California, USA

April 10/11, 2008

"Certified Gemologist Clinic," American Gem Society Conclave, Sheraton Hotel, Seattle, Washington, USA

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