WCGTC World Conference

A World of Possibilities: Gifts, Talents, & Potential - 2019 WCGTC World Conference

2019 World Council for Gifted and Talented Children World Conference Gifted EducationShare ideas and learn from educators from around the world at the 23rd Biennial World Conference, the official conference of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC). This unique international event brings together leaders in the field of gifted and talented education every two years to promote communication among one another and share best practices and experiences.

The 2019 World Conference will be hosted by the WCGTC Executive Committee on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee during July 24-28. The WCGTC Executive Committee is excited to welcome you to Nashville to discuss A World of Possibilities, Gifts, Talents, & Potential!

The opportunities to expand perspectives and learning various strategies to educate gifted and talented students gave me some ideas that could be applied in my country. Learning there are some similar problems related with gifted and talented students in many countries raised the awareness to collaborate and contribute in solving the problems together.
Fitriani Yustikasari Lubis
I found the networking and the presentations on eating disorders and gifted girls and gifted reading of novels using literary criticisms to be most valuable. I also enjoyed hearing about the "state of gifted" in Australia and Jane Piirto's address. I also loved the opportunity for presenting my research on creativity and young creators.
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Martha Champa
Being in such an environment opened new horizons in my life. Carrying the attainments to my country, applying new strategies on what could be done for new studies, and how we can do beneficial research for our schools and these special children. This gave new perspectives on available opportunities.
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Past WCGTC World Conferences

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, Barcelona, Adelaide, New Orleans, Warwick, Vancouver, Prague, Louisville, Odense, and Sydney. The 2019 World Conference will be in held in Nashville, Tennessee. For more historic information, click here.

The content of the conference sessions was quality and the opportunity to interact with around 600 GT colleagues from 30 different countries who share great commonalities all provided a memorable experience for me.
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Joyce Miller
I found the entire conference challenging and useful, and immediately applicable to my classroom environment. If I had to single out one highlight, then it was the Keynote Address by Mark Scott. As a school teacher at a selective high school I found the content particularly interesting, relevant, and thought provoking.
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Robert Baiton
Listening to the gurus and experts were a definite highlight. I was both inspired and motivated to do more good work in school back in Singapore.
Loh See Ping
Attending a conference abroad may be expensive but the benefits are definitely bigger. As a doctoral student it was a great investment in myself, and a unique experience to meet scholars from all over the world, improve my knowledge about the field, and make networks. I came back home with great ideas and very excited about enhancing gifted area in Brazil.
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Renata Prado
The researchers shared on giftedness enlightened me on how to deal with gifted students in my own school.
Elsie Ferrer
The Philippines
We thoroughly enjoyed the exchange of perspectives, sharing of research and open dialogues among parents, educators, psychologists, researchers, and International change agents - Thank you WCGTC for providing the space and opportunities.
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Vanessa R. Wood
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