Terry Bradshaw, former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, four-time Super Bowl champion, and Fox NFL Sunday cohost, will be the keynote speaker at the American Gem Society’s 2015 International Conclave.
“We are very proud to say that we are building on the momentum of a terrific Conclave in 2014, and we have carried that motivation over to our featured speakers in 2015,” said John Carter, chair of the Conclave committee.
Other speakers include Steven Dubner, the coauthor of the best-selling books Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, and Think Like a Freak; Diana Nyad, who swam from Cuba to Florida at age 64; Connie Podesta, a comedian and motivational speaker; Joel Zeff, a national workplace expert; Colleen Francis, the author an acclaimed sales- training system; and Bryan Dodge, a prolific speaker on team building.
JCK news director Rob Bates will emcee the event for the third consecutive year.
“Rob’s knowledge of the society and the industry, combined with his quick wit have made him a popular emcee with our membership. We definitely wanted him to return,” said Ruth Batson, CEO of AGS and AGS Laboratories.
The Conclave, which celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2014, will take place April 22–25 in New Orleans.