Is your city or country interested in hosting the next WCGTC biennial World Conference? The WCGTC is now accepting "Expressions of Interest" for hosting the 2017 World Conference. This unique international event is held every two years during late July or early August. It bring together hundreds of leaders in the field of gifted and talented education to promote communication among one another and share best practices and experiences. Past conferences have been held in London, San Francisco, Jerusalem, Montreal, Manila, Hamburg, Salt Lake City, Sydney, The Hague, Toronto, Hong Kong, Seattle, Istanbul, Barcelona, Adelaide, New Orleans, Warwick, Vancouver, Prague, and Louisville. The 2015 World Conference will be in Odense, Denmark. Deadline for expressions of interest is March 1, 2015. Deadline for bids will be May 1, 2015. More information on "Hosting a World Conference" can be found on our website at www.world-gifted.org under the World Conference tab. To express initial interest and receive an updated Proposal Development Guide, please contact WCGTC Executive Administrator Tracy Harkins at: email@example.com
In conjunction with the WCGTC biennial conference, the Executive Committee of the World Council presents awards in four different areas of recognition: Research, Creativity, Leadership, and Distinguished Service. Applications for these awards are submitted to Headquarters, and the Awards and Scholarship Committee, with the approval of the WCGTC Executive Committee, assumes the responsibility for selecting the recipients. Nominations for awards may be submitted only by a current, paid-up World Council member. Nomination forms can be found on the World Council website under the “World Conference” tab Awards section. Forms should be received at Headquarters by April 1, 2015. The awards will be presented at the WCGTC World Conference in Odense, Denmark in August 2015. For questions please contact Tracy Harkins, WCGTC Executive Administrator, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The WCGTC World Council Scholarship Fund will provide up to three (3) scholarships for Graduate Students and Educators to attend the 2015 World Conference in Odense, Denmark. Scholarship applicants must be members of the World Council by the time of application and show evidence of need for support. (If joining the World Council is a financial hardship please notify the WCGTC to review your situation.) Scholarships vary and can be used to pay for registration fees, accommodation, and/or flight costs for the World Conference in Denmark. In all cases applicants will be expected to pay at least part of the costs. Applicants must provide (a) information on the nature of their involvement in the field of gifted education, (b) the reasons why attending the conference is important to their work, and (c) a brief description of their need for financial assistance. All applicants must (a) complete the application form, including an email address, (b) provide their statement of need, and (b) enclose two letters of reference. Graduate Students and Educators from developing nations are especially encouraged to apply. Scholarship Applications can be obtained by contacting Tracy Harkins, WCGTC Executive Administrator, at: email@example.com. Completed applications must be received by WCGTC Headquarters by March 1, 2015.
The Proposal Abstract Submission portal for the World Conference in Odense in 2015 is now open. To access the link for abstract submissions go to the conference website at www.worldgifted2015.com and click on the Abstract Submission tab. Proposal abstracts can be submitted for individual presentations, poster sessions, and symposia of three or more participants. Abstracts should be approximately 150-250 words and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the submission deadline of March 15, 2015. Interested presenters are encouraged to submit their abstracts early as space is limited. Conference Registration is also open on the conference website and there is a discount for WCGTC members. To verify your membership, and receive the special World Conference discount code, please contact the WCGTC at: firstname.lastname@example.org You will need this discount code to enter on the World Conference Denmark website to receive the lower rate.
On-line registration is now open for the biennial World Conference in Odense, Denmark August 10-15, 2015. Register early for the best rates! Early registration will be available through April 30, 2015. Reduced conference fees are also available for WCGTC members. To register go to: www.worldgifted2015.com To verify your membership, and receive the special World Conference discount code, please contact the WCGTC at: email@example.com You will need this discount code to enter on the World Conference Denmark website to receive the lower rate. Please note that the Proposal Abstract Submission portal for presenters on the World Conference Denmark website will be available soon.
The World Council Executive Committee has endorsed the new editorial team for their Gifted and Talented International (GTI) Journal for 2015 - 2017. The new Editor will be Barbara Kerr, PhD (University of Kansas, USA). Associate Editors will be: Megan Foley-Nicpon, PhD (University of Iowa, USA), Leonie Kronborg, PhD (Monash University, Australia), C. June Maker, PhD (University of Arizona, USA), Nielsen Pereira, PhD (Western Kentucky University, USA), Franzis Preckel, PhD (University of Trier, Germany), and Ann Robinson, PhD (University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA). The new Editorial Team will be keen to receive new research manuscripts for publication in 2015. For more information please contact the WCGTC at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The latest edition of the WCGTC Gifted and Talented International Journal, Volume 28, Nos. 1 & 2, is now available at the WCGTC website. To view go to the Publications link at www.world-gifted.org. Both members and non-members can view the newest issue online, however only WCGTC members (when logged in to the website) can view past archived editions. Members can also receive hard copies of GTI by contacting us at: email@example.com Enjoy this important Member benefit of the WCGTC.
The latest editions of the WCGTC Gifted and Talented International Journal and the World Gifted Newsletter are now available at the WCGTC website. GTI contains recent research in the field of gifted education, while World Gifted includes new country reports and information about the 20th biennial World Conference in Louisville. Go to the Publications link at www.world-gifted.org. Both members and non-members can view the newest editions online, however only WCGTC members (when logged in to the website) can view past archived editions. Members can also receive hard copies of GTI and World Gifted by contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Enjoy these important Member benefits of the WCGTC.
The Galt House Hotel and Convention center is filling up fast for the World Conference in Louisville. If you have not already made your hotel reservation please do so soon to guarantee your room. The link for the reduced rates can be found on the special World Conference website at www.worldgifted2013.org The Biennial World Conference officially opens Saturday, August 10 at 5:00pm. If you are not attending the pre-conference workshops we recommend that you plan to arrive on August 10 as hotel availability is greatest then. If you have any difficulty securing a room through our conference hotel link below please let us know as we may be able to assist you. There are several other hotel options in the Louisville area that we may also be able to recommend. Contact WCGTC staff with questions at: email@example.com We look forward to seeing you in the Bluegrass state!
WCGTC Delegate selection has started. WCGTC Headquarters will send selection instructions to the Delegate currently designated in charge of the in-country election. If no Delegate is listed in charge than the members from within a country shall determine who is responsible and ask for nominations. (If you would like to be a Delegate and do not hear from a country representative please contact us.) Self-nomination is allowed. Delegates promote the work of the World Council in their country. Delegates must be current paid members and reside in their home country, unless they are on temporary leave. Delegates serve for a two year term, or until successors are selected. There can be up to three delegates and one alternate from each country. If there are less than four members from a given country than all members from that country can be Delegates. An Assembly of the Delegates is held at the World Conference. It is helpful therefore if at least one Delegate from each country attends the biennial World Conference. The nominee deadline will be June 18, 2013. If you have any questions please contact WCGTC Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org
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