Nashville, Tenn.–The American Gem Society has announced the lineup of keynote speakers for the 2018 edition of Conclave.
Longtime entertainer and entrepreneur Marie Osmond will open the AGS’s annual education conference on Monday, April 23.
Osmond has been in show business for five decades, working as a singer, television performer, talk show host, dancer, actor, author, entrepreneur and public speaker.
She’s a multiple gold and platinum record-selling artist, Country Music Award winner, has had several singles and albums top the Billboard charts, and three of her books have been New York Times bestsellers.
Osmond also is dedicated to charity and is the co-founder of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, an organization that has raised more than $5 billion for children.
On Tuesday, April 24 Conclave attendees will get to hear breakfast keynote speaker Jon Dorenbos, a magician, professional football player and public speaker.
Dorenbos, a long snapper, currently is on the roster for the New Orleans Saints and is entering his 16th season in the NFL, having previously played for the Tennessee Titans, Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills. He graduated from the University of Texas, El Paso with a degree in business.
His relationship with magic grew out of childhood adversity. Dorenbos used learning about magic to help him overcome challenges and will speak to Conclave guests about facing adversity.
Mike Rayburn is Conclave’s final keynote speaker. Rayburn is a professional guitarist who worked his way up from playing at empty bars to headlining at Carnegie Hall eight times.
On Wednesday, April 25, he will speak about his career evolution and how to succeed amid a tough environment.
For the third year in a row, Joel Zeff will return to Conclave as a featured speaker on opening day and Conclave’s emcee and master of ceremonies.
“We are so excited about this lineup, and there is more great news to follow in the upcoming weeks,” AGS and AGS Laboratories CEO Katherine Bodoh said in a press release. “Conclave is known for its talented lineup of sought-after speakers and this year is no exception.”
For further information, visit the AGS Conclave website.