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2012 Conference Program

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Professional Development Seminar 2012 Saturday, May 26 9:00 AM - Noon Kierland Grand Ballroom 2/3 Sponsored by the Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America When It Absolutely, Positively Has to Be There: The Ins and Outs of Shipping Shipping artwork from point A to point B should be a pretty straight-forward proposition, but if you have ever shipped a fragile, valuable, large or small object, you know that getting it there can sometimes be like trying to sift through a bucket of eels. There are many shippers, many methods and finding the right answers can be slippery work. Our slate of presenters includes Leila Hamdan, the Museum Registrar for the National Ornamental Metals Museum; Kim Cridler, Assistant Professor of Art and large scale maker; Harriete Estel Berman, PDS Committee Member and Maker; and a presentation by Jewelers Mutual that promises to provide tools to make shipping safer, faster and easier. Plus lots of time for your questions! Topics Include: + tales from the trenches: shipping horror stories + proper packing: one-of-a-kind to production, box to crate + box building: creating a custom fit + brown truck or white truck: choosing the best shipper + over night to overseas: types of shipping + customs and other nightmares + shipping and handling: who and when to charge + collecting for damage or theft: will they pay? + wholesale or retail: establishing value for insurance + things you never thought of: tips from the pros Shipping is the thread that connects our studios to the world. Come to the Phoenix PDS and learn the methods of shipping smartly and professionally. 36

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