SNAG Conference

Beyond the Bench: Part 2

Exploring jewelry and metalsmithing beyond the design and making process, this program seeks to articulate and analyze the contributions, challenges and opportunities found in other parts of the ecosystem. From philanthropists to photography, mining, writing and research we will talk to individuals and organizations spearheading this work.

Each speaker will give a brief presentation on the Main Stage, followed by a breakout discussion moderated by Malyia McNaughton in Sessions.

Part 1: Amina Okpukpara, Mallence Bart-Williams, Adesuwa Dan Princewill
Part 2: Hadiza Garbati, Mazzi Odu, Ifebusola Shotunde

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Saturday September 30th
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Amina Okpukpara

Amina Okpukpara is a jewelry industry practitioner, researcher, consultant, and thought leader in the gemstone and jewelry sector. A GIA-certified Gemologist, and Principal Director of…

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Mallence Bart-Williams

Mallence Bart-Williams is a Sierra Leonean – German activist, philanthropist and multi-facetted social entrepreneur. Mallence pursued her studies in economics and finance in Paris, Singapore…

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Adesuwa Dan Princewill

Adesuwa Dan-Princewill, a seasoned Energy and International law attorney, serves as the principal consultant at Rockwater International Associates, a specialized firm that assists foreign businesses…

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Hadiza Garbati

Hadiza’s career spans over 15 years in the Energy Sector. Hadiza is passionate about change and development; she is a founder of Kabara Community Development…

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Mazzi Odu

Mazzi Odu is a writer, editor and cultural consultant based in Lagos, Nigeria. Of Ugandan descent, her work has focused on fashion, design, art and…

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Ifebusola Shotunde

Ifebusola Shotunde (b. 1995, Nigeria) is a photographer, graphics designer & filmmaker. Shotunde’s works illustrate his keen interest in the human mind and ways of…

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Malyia McNaughton

Malyia McNaughton is the founder and owner of Made By Malyia, a familiar yet unexpected and utterly versatile jewelry brand. Her passion for jewelry was…

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