Join the Responsible Jewelry Movement

CRJC Logo and Conference Dates

Online for 2020
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Monday, Nov. 9 - Friday, Nov. 13

Special "Pay What You Can" Ticket Approach for 2020

The Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference (CRJC) was founded in 2017, when jewelry designer Susan Wheeler decided to bring people together from across the world to discuss how to make jewelry supply chains more transparent and make jewelry business more beneficial to all members of the industry vertical.

The CRJC's mission is to engage everyone in the jewelry industry; miners, makers, professionals, educators, and students. To address all the ways that individuals and companies can be involved in the responsible jewelry movement. To make a difference by making things happen.

Now entering its third year, the CRJC has already contributed to the development of new educational, industrial, and community initiatives. It has become the place where responsible supply chain think-ers and do-ers around the world gather to talk, plan, share, and learn. This is one exciting conference, and we'd like you to be part of it too.

Watch UN delegates react to our feature film "Voices from the Mine"

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2020 Speakers

Stuart Pool

Owner | Nineteen48

Brian Cook

Owner | Nature's Geometry

Monica Stephenson

Owner | Anza Gems

Jay Moncada

Owner | Perpetuum Jewels

Ian Bone

Owner | Capricorn Gems

Jorden De Haan

Program Officer, Artisanal Gold | PACT

John Thurman

Chief Operations Officer | Sun Jewels

Joanne Lebert

Executive Director | IMPACT

Pamela Fierst-Walsh

Foreign Affairs, Responsible Sourcing | National Security US State Department

Roy Maconachie

Professor of Natural Resources and Development | University of Bath

Marie d'Huart

Founding Executive Director | My Fair Diamond

Karla Basselier

Chief Officer External and Public Affairs | Antwerp World Diamond Centre

Chiko Manda

Consultant | Perekezi ASM Consultants

Mukasiri Sibanda

Tax and Natural Resource Governance Advisor | Tax Justice Network Africa

Monica Gichuhi

Extractives Industry Consultant VirtuGem | AGEC

Alannah Hurley

United Tribes of Bristol Bay

Meshack Mbangula

National Coordinator | Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA)

Jennifer Krill

Executive Director | Earthworks

Irene Owusu-Poku

National Programme Coordinator | The Golden Line (Going for Gold) Ghana

Conny Havel

Communications, Marketing & Business Development | Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM)

Lucy Derickson

Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Jewelry and Metalsmithing/Crafts Area | Montgomery College

Nikki Reed

Founder | Bayou With Love

Bob Donofrio

Founder | Futura Jewelry

Susi Smither FGA, GIA JDT

Founder | The Rock Hound

Patricia Syvrud MBA, GG

Minerals, Materials and Society and JDI Program Manager | University of Delaware

Susan Jacques

President and CEO | GIA

Doug Hucker

CEO | AGTA (American Gem Trade Association)

Toby Pomeroy

Founder | Mercury Free Mining

Susan Keane

Environmental Advocate NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)

Sarah Dupont

Founder and President | Amazon Aid Foundation

Bonnie Abaunza

Social Impact Consultant | Abaunza Group

Claudia Sparrow

Director & Producer | Maxima

Máxima Acuña

Susan Wheeler

Founder | Responsible Jewelry Transformative

Andrea Hill

CEO Hill Management Group | 'Werx Brands

Anni Jaramillo

Chede Mining Operation

Hewan Zewdi

Gem Dealer | Agere Treasures

Juana Méndez

Vinita Fernandes

Sun Jewels

Virtu Gem

Gem Dealer | Virtu Gems


Chicago, Illinois

Film Row Cinema at Columbia

Chicago's Vibrant South Loop


mean the world to us

The Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference is a grass roots conference. The support we receive from sponsors is profoundly appreciated and put to good use, primarily for the purpose of paying travel and visa-related fees for speakers to join us from the countries that represent the beginning of most jewelry supply chains.

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Don't miss out on the most important event addressing the challenges of responsible jewelry sourcing and production. Join us in Chicago for the Responsible Jewelry Conference.