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West Court Lecture Theatre

ECA Main Building

74 Lauriston Place

Edinburgh

EH3 9DF

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The Making Impact conference is an event for jewellers and silversmiths about making a positive impact through their practice. We will be exploring how the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relate to jewellery and metalwork practice in the UK. More and more businesses are using the SDGs to help them prioritise and communicate areas for social, environmental and economic impact. From innovative product packaging to sourcing materials from unexpected places, we want attendees to start thinking outside the box for how they can do more with less.

Speakers include:

Keynote speaker - Emily Auckland from the UK Stake Holders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD), a cross sector network of organisations who work together to drive action on the UN sustainable development goals in the UK.

Simon Forrester - National Association of Jewellers Better Business Pathway

Stuart Pool will talk about the GIA (Gemmological Institute of America) and PACT Tanzania Project, helping artisanal women miners in Tanzania build better livelihoods.

Dr Sandra Wilson - Urban Gold Rush: Recovering precious metals from electronic waste.

Hannah Bedford and Stephanie Cheong - Ethical Jewellery Practice.

There will also be updates from The Incorporation of Goldsmiths about the Ethical Making Programme and news from other industry bodies and jewellers about their ethical making journey.

Refreshments will be served through the day. Delegates will be required to bring or buy their own lunch.

The conference will formally end at 5pm, please join us for a glass of wine afterwards when we will have a networking event till 18.30.

More speakers yet to be announced

Please also join us for our welcome reception the evening before.

Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-impact-2019-welcome-reception-tickets-55516501350

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ECA Main Building

74 Lauriston Place

Edinburgh

EH3 9DF

United Kingdom

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