World Council for Gifted and Talented Children

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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 relocated to Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 2011. 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.

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2019 Executive Committee Election Results

The Executive Committee election began on April 8, 2019 and concluded April 22, 2019. There were four candidates on the ballot for three available spots. The candidates with the most votes (in alphabetical order) were Anies Al-Hroub (Lebanon), Margaret Sutherland (Scotland), and Eleonoor van Gerven (The Netherlands). Congratulations for being

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On-Campus Accommodations

We are happy to announce details about our on-campus accommodation option for the 2019 World Conference in Nashville. You may find details on the accommodations page at https://worldgifted2019.com/visiting-nashville/accommodations/. We look forward to seeing you in Nashville!

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Executive Committee Elections 2019 – 2023

Nominations for Executive Committee members are now open. Leonie Kronborg (Australia), Sue Prior (Hong Kong), Tracy Riley (New Zealand), and Julia Roberts (United States) will have two more years remaining in their term. Thus, nominees may not be from Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, or the United States. Nominations must

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