World Council for Gifted and Talented Children

Thank you for choosing to learn more about the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC)! We hope you have enjoyed your experience at the 2 Days of 2e Virtual Conference.

The WCGTC’s mission is to focus world attention on gifted and talented children and ensure the realization of their valuable potential to the benefit of humankind. Founded in 1976, the WCGTC is a diverse, non-profit organization networking the globe with an active membership of educators, scholars, researchers, parents, psychologists, and others interested in the development and education of gifted and talented children of all ages. Members come from more than 40 countries and contribute to the World Gifted newsletter, the Gifted and Talented International journal, and the World Conference that is held every two years. The 2019 World Conference will be held July 24 – 28 in Nashville, Tennessee with an expected attendance of 600 participants from 35 countries.

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The WCGTC has members from more than 40 countries around the world. Members receive a discount on registration for the World Conference; access to the complete archives of Gifted and Talented International, Roeper Review, and Creativity Research Journal; and access to the World Gifted newsletter.

23rd World Conference
Nashville, Tennessee

The WCGTC 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, July 24 – 28. We expect 600 individuals from 35 countries to join us as we explore A World of Possibilities: Gifts, Talents, & Potential.

Gifted and Talented International

Gifted and Talented International is the official journal of the WCGTC. GTI an international, refereed journal devoted to publishing original research, theoretical studies, review papers or accounts of practice that contribute to our understanding and promotion of giftedness, talent, creativity, and optimal development of children, adolescents, and adults. Its purpose is to share current theory, research, and practice in gifted education with its audience of international educators, scholars, researchers, and parents.
GTI Editors at 2018 AERA Conference in New York
World Gifted Newsletter 37(1)

World Gifted Newsletter

World Gifted is the official bulletin of the latest news and information concerning the organization, its membership, and the international gifted education community. It is published two-three times each year.