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[Workshop] MJSA Expo NY 2007 Educational Program


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The MJSA Jewelry Academy has announced its educational program for
MJSA Expo New York, March 18-20, 2007, at the Jacob K. Javits
Convention Center in New York City. The Academy will feature an array
of seminars, including several “At the Bench Live” demonstrations as
well as “Thinking Ahead: Technology Day,” a presentation of the MJSA
Innovation Initiative, and Profit Mastery featuring Steve LeFever,
Founder and Chairman of Business Resource Services:

SUNDAY, MARCH 18

10:30 a.m. - noon

  • "At the Bench Live: Creating with Argentium Sterling Silver"
    presented by Designer and Silversmith Cynthia Eid.

  • “Tips and Trips: Buying and Working with Pearls” presented by
    Rebecca Shemwell of Tracy Pearl.

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

  • “At the Bench Live: Working with Gemstones” presented by Arthur
    Skuratowicz of the Jewelry Training Center.

  • "Branding/Personalization/Customization: Finding Your Niche"
    presented by Judy Lince of Georgia Jewelers Association.

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

  • “At the Bench Live: Ring Finishing Using a Mini-Lathe” presented by
    Chris Ploof of Chris Ploof Designs.

  • “Tips From the Trenches: Tips for Building a Successful Design
    Business” presented by Cindy Edelstein of the Jeweler’s Resource
    Bureau.

MONDAY, MARCH 19

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

  • “Profit Mastery: Seven Steps to Peak Performance” presented by
    Steve LeFever, Founder and Chairman of Business Resource Services.

10:30 a.m. - noon

  • "At the Bench Live: Palladium - Service and Manufacturing Insights"
    presented by Mark B. Mann of Mann Design Group, Inc.

  • "Not Your Usual Cast of Characters: Casting Challenging Metals"
    presented by Linus Drogs of AU Enterprises and Chris Ploof of Chris
    Ploof Designs.

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

  • "At the Bench Live: Tricks and Tales for the Platinumsmith"
    presented by Jurgen J. Maerz of Platinum Guild International.

  • “How to Play CYA (Cover Your Assets)” presented by David Sexton of
    the Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

  • “At the Bench Live: Making the Most of Your Flex-shaft” presented
    by Karen Christians of Metalwerx.

  • “Time and Stress Management” presented by Daniel Liebowitz of
    Watch-n-Time.

The program will end on TUESDAY, MARCH 20, with “Thinking Ahead:
Technology Day,” a presentation of the MJSA Innovation Initiative
consisting of two two-hour sessions:

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

  • “Thinking Ahead: From CAD to CAM to Finish” where attendees will be
    able to watch designs as they are being created in various
    computer-aided design (CAD) packages and transformed into real
    models through various computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
    technologies.

10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

  • "Thinking Ahead: Bonding Technology, From Torch to Weld to Laser"
    where attendees will learn about the new bonding systems, including
    the latest laser technologies, new welders that serve as alternatives
    to lasers, and hydro-flux torches (new torch technology using water).

For more or to register online for any of the above
seminars, please visit www.mjsa.org.

Johnna Beckmann
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America
www.mjsa.org