World Council for Gifted and Talented Children

Worldwide Advocacy for

The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Inc. (WCGTC) is a worldwide non-profit organization that provides advocacy and support for gifted children. The WCGTC is a diverse organization networking the globe with an active membership of educators, scholars, researchers, parents, and others interested in the development and education of gifted and talented children of all ages.

The WCGTC consists of its Members, Executive Committee, Delegates from member countries, and a Headquarters that recently relocated to Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The World Council was founded more than 40 years ago and hosts a biennial World Conference at a major international city during late July or early August in odd-numbered years. The 2019 World Conference will take place in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Mission

The mission of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children is to focus world attention on gifted and talented children and ensure the realization of their valuable potential to the benefit of humankind.

History

The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children originated 40 years ago upon the inspiration of a prominent British educator of the gifted, Henry Collis. This vision evolved into a non-profit organization of educators in the field of gifted education that spans the globe today.

Headquarters

The International Headquarters of The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children moved to Western Kentucky University (WKU) in Bowling Green, Kentucky on January 1, 2011. It joins The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU which is celebrating more than 35 years. A generous gift from Dixie and Pete Mahurin of Bowling Green made the move possible.

World Conference

The World Council hosts a biennial World Conference at a major international city during late July or early August in odd-numbered years. The 2019 World Conference will be held in Nashville, Tennessee.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (EC) consists of seven officers from different countries. The Executive Administrator of Headquarters is an ex-officio member.

Affiliates

Organizations which desire to become Affiliates of the WCGTC must have written bylaws (or if no bylaws an official statement outlining the organization’s purpose, goals, and philosophy) that are in accordance with those of the WCGTC.

Delegates

WCGTC Delegates are the organization’s on-the-ground representatives in each participating country. Delegates recruit and communicate with members, promote the World Council and its activities, forge links with other organizations in their country, and report their achievements back to the World Council.

Tyler Clark

2021 World Conference Bid Guidelines Available

The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children hosts a Biennial World Conference at a major international city during late July or early August in odd-numbered years. Past conferences have been held in San Francisco, Jerusalem, Montréal, Manila, Hamburg, Salt Lake City, Sydney, The Hague, Toronto, Hong Kong, Seattle, Istanbul,

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World Council for Gifted and Talented Children 2015 World Conference Workshop
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Scholarships and Awards for 2019 World Conference

We are pleased to announce that the awards nomination form is now available. Awards provide an opportunity for us to recognize individuals who have been instrumental in strengthening gifted education around the world and the WCGTC as an organization. Please click the button below to complete a nomination. Additionally, the

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World Gifted Newsletter 37(1)
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World Gifted 37(1) – Now Available

We are happy to announce that World Gifted 37(1) is now available. This issue includes information about the 2019 World Conference, a letter from the President, an update from Headquarters, information about Gifted and Talented International, and a thank you to each person who has donated to the WCGTC Scholarship Fund since

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