Helen Serras-Herman is a sought-after speaker at tradeshows and various events. Her topics are wide-ranging and thoroughly engrossing to her audience. Full of real-life anecdotes from her professional career, and beautifully highlighted with images from her personal collection, Helen provides attendees with an enriching and memorable experience.
Helen is also a noted lecturer; she has given over 150 lectures nationwide to 60 Societies and Associations on a variety of subjects, including gem carving and gem materials.
One of her most prominent lectures Carved Gems, Inspiration & Skills has been presented at many museums and societies nationwide. In 2008 she presented her work and this lecture at the Museum of Asiatic Art on the island of Corfu in Greece (see photo, right), and in May of 2010 at the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, in London, England.
In May 2011 she returned as a Poster Session presenter to the GIA International Symposium with “Lectures: An Inspirational Way for Artists to Communicate”, and in October 2011 she was the featured speaker for the 6th Annual Fall Conference sponsored by ASJRA-The Association for the study of Jewelry and Related Arts, held in Boston, MA. In 2015, she was a featured speaker at the Sinkankas Opal Symposium, in Carlsbad, CA, presenting “Exotic Common Opals”. Helen is often invited to speak to the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) Annual Tucson Conference, and the AGTA GemFair Seminars.
Helen has been 3 times the Resident Speaker at the EFLMS Wildacres Retreat Workshop, in Spruce Pine, NC, and presented six lectures each time. He also presented three Lecture Series in Green Valley between 2009 and 2012, each time with four different presentations.
Favorite PowerPoint presentations include: