STAY GOLDEN: The Initiatives in Art and Culture will hold its fifth annual Gold Conference on Thursday, with a two-day schedule of conversations, panels and presentations. This year, the conference’s events will adhere to the official theme, “Gold: Transparency, Trends and Techniques.” “We have been overwhelmed by the fascinating recent developments in the gold industry, as we have been and continue to be with the history and legacy of this precious metal,” said IAC founder Lisa Koenigsberg of the theme. Topics that will be discussed over the conference’s many panels include “Designing for Millennials,” “Cutting Edge Technology and Its Potential,” Gold in Beauty: Body Adornment,” and “Jewelry Trends Driven by the Catwalk.” Speakers include Ana Khouri, Anita Ko and Daniel Brush. Sessions will take place at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. The IAC will also host two cocktail events: a reception at the Aaron Faber Gallery on Thursday night to celebrate the gallery’s 40th anniversary, and a closing reception on Friday night held at Doyle & Doyle’s flagship store in the Meatpacking District.