As early as January, 2015, Dr. Joe C. C. Yuan has received the invitation of Dr. Arunas Kleismantas, Chairman of the Organizing Committee, and Vilma Misiukoniene, IGC 34 Coordinator, to attend the IGC 2015Vilnius 34th International Gemmological Conference, meanwhile to deliver a speech.
The conference will be held in Eastern Europe for the first time, in Lithuania, one of the 10 TOP worldwide destinations to be visited in year 2015, as stated by Lonely Planet. Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, is proud to be a hosting city for this important event to be attended by the significant international community of gemmologists.
As of 1st January 2015, Lithuania is the newest member of the eurozone, the final step in its journey from reluctant Soviet republic to fully fledged European nation. And why to visit? The Curonian Spit is one long line of gorgeous beaches, backed by Europes largest moving sand dunes and Amber Road, of course. Then its Vilnius baroque old town, which earned Lithuania one of its entries on the World Heritage list, as being protected by UNESCO.
The IGC 2015Vilnius 34th International Gemmological Conference will take place at Vilnius University, one of the oldest University in Europe, counting its 436 years of history. With the traditional topics on gems, the holder plan to have special session “Towards Amber Road”, designates to his national heritage- amber.
The gemmologists to attend the conference are well prepared exciting tours with geological,historical and cultural sightseeing, as well as social entertainment.
There are also pre~conference tour, definitely if interest for geologist, as it will bring gemmologists towards significant Lithuanian geologist routes: visiting some quarries, Karst Sinkholes, collecting the Jurassic fossils and Ammonites and exploring amber processing in one of the largest amber processing factories in Europe.
Palanga Amber Museum in the middle of 100 ha botanical Park, designed by famous French landscape architect É.F.André in 19th century, with its 15 halls and 4500amber artifacts exhibited, indisputably is the treasure of the country. Nida, the biggest settlement of Curonian Spit is a resort with charming walking paths, sand dunes, established environment, and well preserved old fishemen buildings.
Whats more, the gemmologists will be introduced to the unique opportunity to enjoy Gala Dinner at the Palace of Kings and Dukesthe Trakai Island Castle, main centre of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Dr. Yuan has already prepared well for the conference, and is just waiting for the coming of the exciting moments.
For more information, you can visit www.igc-gemmology.net.
© Vilnius 34th International Gemmological Conference 2015