Thanks for your interest in the 2017 Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium. We hope you’ll be able to join us for our annual weekend of mineral activities, including engaging lectures from world-class speakers and a chance to meet and socialize with other collectors and mineral enthusiasts.
The Dallas Symposium
August 26, 2017
Held on August 26, the Symposium is an “all-inclusive” Saturday event with a full day of lectures with good ole’ Texas barbecue for lunch (a repeat from last year since we had so many happy eaters!).
After the lectures, enjoy a relaxing social cocktail hour, dinner banquet, and benefit auction, which provides plenty of time to ask speakers follow-up questions, meet new friends, and catch up with old.
Tickets are available for $200. If you have a +1 who would like to attend the Saturday evening event, social guest tickets are available for $50.
The lectures and lunch will be at the Eisemann Center, right across from the Renaissance Hotel. If you haven’t booked your hotel room yet, click here for details.
We offer special tickets for students and educators to attend the lectures and lunch. Discounted tickets are available for $55, and we’ll continue to offer this special student/educator ticket to encourage passion for learning about fine minerals and geology. Please note this does not include gift bags or evening events, but you’re welcome to visit The Arkenstone Gallery for the Sunday morning open house.
Additional Weekend Activities
Friday, August 25, 2017
If you arrive early, enjoy your complimentary passes to the Perot Museum included with registration. Your pass will be e-mailed out in the information packet several weeks before the Symposium.
INVITE ONLY – Start the weekend off with a cocktail party held at The Arkenstone surrounded by thousands of fine mineral specimens. Mingle with other mineral lovers, meet Saturday’s speakers, and enjoy a great meal and drinks. This event is by invitation only, with priority given to previous attendees and speakers as well as sign up date. Register early to make sure we don’t fill up, since we will have more registrants than space. No children please.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
The Arkenstone Gallery will be open from 9AM-1PM for coffee and bagels, so visit the gallery for a low-keyed chance to peruse minerals or purchase new pieces you wanted from your visit Friday night visit.
Explore the Perot Museum with your complimentary passes included in your registration packet.
Additional activities on Sunday are by invitation only.
Monday, August 28, 2017
A private tour of local collections is being arranged for a very small group of individuals. As this event books up each year, attendees will be selected by a lottery system by July 1. Add your name to the lottery by signing up here for the private collection viewing.
Last day to use your Perot pass if you have some free time before leaving town!