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III ITALIAN SCIENTIFIC GEMOLOGICAL CONGRESS

GEMS

"Research, Tradition and Innovation"

Florence, September 24th - 25th 2012

The 24th and 25th of September 2012 will see The University of Florence and the Museum of Natural History of Florence host the 3rd Italian Congress of Scientific Gemmology - CIGES2012 on the theme of:
GEMSTONES: RESEARCH, TRADITION AND INNOVATION
The Congress is aimed at researchers, with a particular focus on young researchers, as well as those with a solid professional background in the field of commercial gemstone jewellery.
National and International experts will take an in-depth look at theme areas like historical, geologic-giacimentologic, commercial and gemstone jewellery.
The aim of the Congress is that of providing mineralogists, material scientists and gemmologists with the opportunity to meet and to exchange ideas in order to favour professional collaboration from which the scientific, social and commercial communities may benefit.
The Congress will be held, on September 24th, at the Salone Brunelleschi inside of Istituto degli Innocenti, Florence, Piazza SS. Annunziata n. 12, with a number of notable academic and civic guests.
The Congress offers General Presentations of 45 minutes with interventions, by invitation, of 20-30 minutes. A poster session will be run on arguments that concern congress themes.
A round table discussion, will bring the congress with notable guest speakers drawn from academic, gemmological, commercial and political fields.
At the end of the second day, there will be the opportunity to visit the exhibition called “Cristalli” at the Section of Zoology 'La Specola' of Museum of Natural History of Florence.

PROGRAM:

September 24th Monday

OPENING CEREMONY (9.30 – 10.30)

FIRST SCIENTIFIC SESSION
President: Giuseppe Tanelli
10.30 - 11.15 John Koivula
A review of treatments, synthetics, and other important gemological developments in the last 10 years.
11.15 - 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 - 13.30 Free and by invitation interventions

SECOND SCIENTIFIC SESSION
President: Marco Benvenuti
14.30 - 15.30 Benjamin Rondeau
Geology and Gemmology of the Ethiopian opals.
15.30 - 16.30 Free and by invitation interventions

ROUND TABLE (16.30 – 18.00)
Moderators: Adriana Maras and Roberto Duranti

September 25th Tuesday

THIRD SCIENTIFIC SESSION
President: Pilario Costagliola
9.15 - 10.00 Karl Schmetzer
Mineralogical and gemological properties of Russian alexandrites in Uralian emerald mines.
10.00 - 10.45 Free and by invitation interventions
10.45 - 11.00 Coffee Break

FOURTH SCIENTIFIC SESSION
President: Alessandro Pavese
11.00 - 11.45 Giancarlo Parodi
Gems and precious wines: the causes of the colours.
11.45 - 13.15 Free and by invitation interventions

14.30 - 16.00 POSTER SESSION AND LUNCH at “Cristalli” exhibition

16.00 - 17.00 CRISTALLI EXHIBITION

17.00 - 17.30 CONCLUSIONS

Website Event (English):
http://www.gemmologiascientifica.uniba.it/en/index.php

Enrolement Form:
http://www.gemmologiascientifica.uniba.it/en/modulo_iscrizione_en.pdf

Fecebook Event:
http://www.facebook.com/Ciges2012Firenze

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i'll be there for sure......anyone else?? :D :D :D
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Hmmm, maybe...


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Tomorrow, 15 Jul, is the last day to subscribe the reservation for the event...hurry up! ;-)
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uhm, i bet that deadline will be slightly posponed........... :wink:
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Yes Alberto, you say right! The deadline to subscribe the event has been postponed to 31 July.

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The program has been released and it's available HERE
Just WOW, right after Koivula, what a privilege!!!! 8) :D

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PS: just asked the management to shift my contribute to the afternoon....... Koivula will speak about very similar matters....... :roll:

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Signori, how much of that program will be in inglese?


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all powerpoint presentations will be in english. Speach from italian folks will be in italian, others in english
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