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RISE IDEAS Retreat January 23, 2015
Featuring P. Sue Jackson of the Daimon Institute, Chautauqua Park ~ Boulder, Colorado, USA.  Includes Thursday evening January 22 screening of the acclaimed documentary, RISE
TAGT Parent Conference/Summer Program Expo January 24, 2015
Klein ISD Multipurpose Center, Houston, Texas, USA 
Jeffco GT Parent Seminar January 26, 2015
"Social Emotional: Switched On & Thriving: Using Holistic, Student-Centered Provisions to Engender Dynamic, Multidimensional Student Growth," Presenters: P. Sue Jackson, Denver, Colorado, USA
Gifted Education Institute January 26 - 27, 2015
"Planning for and Measuring Growth in Highly Capable Students," Presenters: E. Jean Gubbons, Nancy Hertzog, Jann Leppien, Kathryn Picanco, Gail Hanninen; University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Gifted Education Institute January 28 - 29, 2015
"Planning for and Measuring Growth in Highly Capable Students," Presenters: E. Jean Gubbons, Nancy Hertzog, Jann Leppien, Kathryn Picanco, Gail Hanninen; Whitworth University, Spokane, Washington, USA
Planning for and Measuring Growth in Highly Capable Students January 28 - 29, 2015
Speakers: E. Jean Gubbins, Jann Leppien, Nancy Hertzog, Kathryn Picanco and Gail Hanninen; Whitworth University, Spokane, Washington, USA


PDE Annual Conference February 4 - 6, 2015
"Making a Difference: Educational Practices That Work!," Sessions on gifted students includes, parent scholarships for parents of students with IEPs available, Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Arizona Association of Gifted & Talented (AAGT) Conference February 5 - 6, 2015
"Advancing Gifted Education," Black Canyon Conference Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Winter Edufest February 5 - 7, 2015
"Innovation in Education," Keynotes: Carla Brigandi, Richard & Patti Shade, Jann Leppien, Diane Heacox, Scott Shepherd, Jeff Danielian, Margo Long, Brandi Maynard; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA
Institute for the Development of Gifted Education (IDGE) February 6, 2015
"Weaving Together Innovative Thinking and Design: The Future of Differentiation," Denver University, Denver, Colorado, USA 
Focusing on the Future: A Career and Academic Planning Experience February 7, 2015
William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA 
Illinois Association for Gifted Children (IAGC) February 8 - 10, 2015
"CCSS, STEM, technology and/or 21st Century Skills," Chicago Marriott Naperville, Naperville, Illinois, USA 
Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented (MEGT) February 8 - 10, 2015
"Personalized Learning," Keynotes: Marcia Gentry and Brian Housand, Cragun's Resort and Conference Center, Brainerd, Minnesota, USA
Gifted Boys Conference February 13, 2015
 (7th-grade boys only), Keynote: Michael McLendon, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA
Ignite the Spark, Fuel the Fire: Differentiation for Diversity February 13 - 14, 2015
Keynote: June Maker, partnership between the University of New South Wales and the NSW Department of Education and Communities, building on The Western Sydney Gifted and Talented conference in February 2013, Central Lecture Block, University of New South Wales Kensingtion, New South Wales, Autralia
SENG Online Parent Support Groups 4 Tuesdays beginning February 17, 2015
SENG Online Parent Support Groups bring 10 to 15 interested parents of gifted children together to discuss such topics as communication, motivation, discipline, intensity, perfectionism, and peer relationships. Facilitator: Molly Isaacs-McLeod, online
Oklahoma Association of Gifted, Creative, & Talented (OAGCT) February 20, 2015
"Impossible to I’m Possible: Identifying and Serving Diverse Gifted Populations," Featuring: Donna Ford, OSU-Stillwater, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
Beyond Giftedness XXII February 20, 2015
Keynotes: Joseph Renzulli & Sally Reis, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, Colorado, USA. Includes parent mini-conference from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
TAGT Parent Conference/Summer Program Expo February 21, 2015
Walsh Middle School, Round Rock ISD, Round Rock, Texas, USA 
Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE) Annual Conference February 23 - 24, 2015
"Toward Excellence and Beyond Proficiency - Gifted Education in Kentucky," Speakers: Thomas Hébert, Linda Sheffield, Julia Roberts, Jan Lanham, Tracy Inman, Leah Ellis; Hyatt Regency, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Arkansas Association for Gifted and Talented (AGATE) February 25 - 27, 2015
Keynotes: Felice Kaufman; Little Rock Marriott, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Nebraska Association for the Gifted (NAG) February 26 - 27, 2015
"Beyond Motivation - Igniting the Passion For Learning," Keynotes: Jann Leppien and Del Siegle, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Vanderbilt Gifted Education Institute February 26 - 27, 2015
"Developing, Implementing and Differentiating Curriculum for Gifted Learners," Nashville, Tennessee, USA
California Association for the Gifted Conference (CAG) February 27 - March 1, 2015
"Cut to the Core: Past, Present, and Future Trends in Recognizing and Responding to All Students," Keynotes: Richard Cash and Kathy Jones, Palm Springs Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, Palm Springs, California, USA


North Carolina Association of Gifted & Talented (NCAGT) March 5 - 6, 2015
"AIG: At the Heart of North Carolina," Winston-Salem Marriott & Embassy Suites Hotels, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
New Jersey Association for Gifted Children (NJAGC) March 6 - 7, 2014
"Full Steam Ahead," Keynotes: Jim Delisle; Hotel Somerset-Bridgewater, Somerset, New Jersey, USA
Georgia Association for Gifted Children (GAGC) Convention March 9, 2015
"Perspectives on Creativity," Keynote: Richard Cash, The Classics Center, Athens, Georgia, USA
National Curriculum Network Conference (NCNC) Recommended March 12 - 13, 2015
Keynotes: Susan K. Johnsen and Del Siegle; Center for Gifted Education (CFGE), The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
MDE Gifted Programs Network Meetings March 13, 2015
"Beyond Ability: What it takes to be successful in the 21st century," Presenter: Richard Cash, Minnesota, USA. Pre-registration required, free
International Conference for Talent Development and Excellence (IRATDE) 19 - 21 March, 2015
"Illuminating the Spectrum of Giftedness and Talent Development," Biennial international conference on gifted and talented children, excellence across domains, innovation and invention; Brisbane, Australia. A combined conference with the Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT) hosted by the Queensland Association for Gifted and Talented Children (QAGTC).
Inland Northwest Conference March 21, 2015
"Celebration of Talent," Spokane, Washington, USA
NAGC State Affiliate Conference March 21 - 24, 2015
Leaders of state gifted education associations meet annually, Washington D.C., USA


CEC Convention and Expo April 8 - 11, 2015
San Diego, California, USA
Montana AGATE Spring Conference April 9 - 10, 2015
Keynote: Ian Byrd, Great Northern Best Western Hotel, Helena, Montana, USA.
Parents of "Twice Exceptional" Children: You can apply for a parent training scholarship from PLUK (Parents Let's Unite for Kids) to attend the AGATE Conference.
Parenting Gifted Children Conference April 11, 2015
Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies in The University of Southern Mississippi College of Education and Psychology, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA
Off the Charts! Columbus Group Symposium April 13 - 14, 2015
Featuring all 10 members of the Columbus Group, New Zealand
Michigan Association for Gifted Children Conference April 15, 2015
Ottawa Area ISD, Holland, Michigan, USA
Watson College of Education, UNC Wilmington Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Program April 17, 2015
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Young Child Expo & Conference April 22- 24, 2015
Keynote: Temple Grandin, Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, New York, New York, USA
Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE) April 30 - May 1, 2015
"Gifted Education: Igniting and Nurturing Potential," Villanova University Conference Center, Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA


Beyond IQ (BIQ) Boston May 1 - 3, 2015
Massachusetts, USA
Australasia 2015 Programme Gifted & Talented Study Day May 11 to 22, 2015 depending on venue
This study day offers a unique provision for academically gifted students, Venues: Perth, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne
Sixth Annual Student-to-Student GATE Conference May 16, 2015
Offers students grades 3–12 an opportunity to shine, to share their interests, talents and passions in a 15-minute workshop that will be attended by other students; Cowell College, UCSC, Santa Cruz, California, USA
Whitworth's Gifted Education Institute May 19, 2015
"Personalizing Learning through Differentiation and Technology," Washington, USA. Contact Sharon Page at 509.777.3226, spage@whitworth.edu for more information
Victorian Association for Gifted and Talented Children (VAGTC) Conference 21 - 22 May, 2015
CQ Function Centre, Melbourne, Australia


Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium June 8 - 11, 2015
Riverland Community College, Austin, Minnesota USA
Challenging Advanced Learners Academy (CALA) III Late June, 2015
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Wisconsin
Professional Summer Institute June 29 - 30, 2015
Center for Gifted Education (CFGE), The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA


The New Zealand Association for Gifted Children Conference 3rd - 5th July 2015
"The Many Faces of Giftedness," Speakers: Maureen Niehart, Saad Alamer, Melinda Webber, and more; Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand
SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Conference Recommended July 24 - 26, 2015
"SOAR with SENG: Seeking Opportunities And Resources," Denver, USA


2015 World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC) August 10 - 14, 2015
"Educating gifted and talented children – turning research into practice," Keynotes: Eunice Alencar, Ching-Chih Kuo, Shirley Kokot, Leonie Kronborg, Jonathan Plucker, Sylvia Rimm, Ann Robinson, and Margaret Sutherland; Odense, Denmark


New England Conference for Gifted & Talented October 22 - 24, 2015
"Great Expectations - Beyond the Standards: Developing Advanced Thinkers," Crown Plaza Cromwell Hotel, Cromwell, Connecticut, USA


National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Annual Convention  November 12 - 15, 2015
Phoenix, Arizona, USA


TAGT Professional Development Conference for Educators & Parents December 2 - 4, 2015
San Antonio Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA



International ECHA Conference March 2 - 5, 2016

"Talents in Motion: Encouraging the Gifted in the context of Migration and Intercultural," Vienna, Austria

Georgia Association for Gifted Children (GAGC) Convention March 7, 2016

The Classics Center, Athens, Georgia, USA


National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Annual Convention  November 3 -6, 2016
Orlando, Florida, USA
TAGT Professional Development Conference for Educators & Parents November 30 - December 2, 2016
Dallas, Texas, USA

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