Come enjoy this prestigious Jade Art and Culture event. The WJSA, our non profit association, is very thankful for your support, and in turn, continues to nurture and build on these positive artistic and cultural connections.
If you are interested in seeing the diverse collections of contemporary and archaic jades, meeting some of the artists and watching the feature documentary film, please choose just the "Exhibition pass".
Should you be interested in attending the 3 day indepth Conference as well as the Exhibition, please choose either the full "Conference and Exhibition pass", or the one day pass of your choice.
All ticket holders will also receive $2 OFF the current Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition:
"Treasures of the Forbidden City"
The conference portion of this event includes distinguished Professors of jade and archaeology, as well as master carvers, gemologists, miners, cultural experts, and many more exciting presentations. Here is the three day schedule:
Lots of restaurants around and a light catering service
One of the UBC conference rooms
Friday, November 21. (6:10 - 10pm)
Downtown UBC Theater
Welcome introduction and gratitude for the celebration
A welcome from our Sponsors
Some of BC’s finest prospectors and miners gives insight into the difficulties and rewards of jade mining.
Sam Dilts - Sponsor
BC JADE DESIGNS
Perspectives from a BC jade Artist.
Introducing and première screening of the documentary film on the big screen.
A jade philosophy.
Former Director, Department of Antiquities,
National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
8:15 – 9:30pm
One of the world’s most highly regarded jade specialists, reveals the secrets of the connection between Heaven and Earth through the iconic jade Bi disk.
Saturday, November 22nd (11am – 8pm)
Birthing the stone: a story of the jade boulder that started it all!
11:30am – 12:30pm
Intro to Chinese and British Columbian jade archaeology, history and science!
12:30 – 1:15pm
Pre-contact West Coast jade trade and tools
Lunch Break 1 hr
2:15 – 2:45pm
A Tahltan perspective. Creating workshops, apprenticeships and training facilities.
BCLS & Lapidary Clubs
2:45 – 3:15
Facilities, Clubs and Field trips.
3:15 – 3:45
Jade carving in North America
Break 15 mins
4:00 – 4:30pm
Innovative methods for prospecting and small claims mining.
4:30 – 5:15pm
Jade and culture, the story of New Zealand told by one of the most prominent Maori Pounamu (jade) artists.
5:15 – 6:00pm
Winner of 2011WJS shares his fascinating story.
Break 15 mins
Sergey Falkin and Julia Gogol
6:15 – 7pm
Two of the finest gemstone artists tell the St Petersburg story of art and community. (translated)
7 – 7:45pm
The practiced skills, tradition and gemstone carving in Idar – Oberstein Germany. (translated)
Sunday, November 23rd (11am – 6pm)
11:10 – 11:45am
Jade art now and concepts
11:45 – 12:30
Jadeite and culture in central America.
12:30 – 1pm
Archaic jade investigation
1 - 1:30pm
Jade and its imposters – gemological analysis
Lunch break 1 hr
2 – 3pm
Modern Jade culture in China
3 – 3:45pm
Carving Jade and contemporary culture
3:45 – 4:15pm
What is art and how can you tell?
4:15 – onwards
Prizes and special recognition of many
The World Jade Symposium is only possible because of the generous support from our sponsors: