TAGT Event Snapshot

Education & Events
Highly regarded in the G/T community, TAGT offers exceptional educational opportunities. Receive valuable information and guidance by attending conferences and events designed to meet the various needs of members. Online training is available through TAGT On Demand.

giftED17 (Annual Conference)
Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2017
Houston | George R. Brown Convention Center | Hotel: Hilton Americas

Connecting Minds. Empowering Futures.
Experience the energy of more than 2,000 passionate advocates for gifted education! Through powerful keynotes, informative breakout sessions, and high-energy networking experiences, giftED will empower you to continue to make a difference in the gifted community.

Attendee Overview
The giftED Conference audience is diverse and made up of all layers of the gifted community.

  • 75% Classroom Teachers/GT Specialists
  • 15% District Administrators
  • 10% Campus Administrators, University Staff, Parents

Most Popular Topics in 2016

  • Technology in the classroom
  • Creativity
  • Differentiation
  • Mindsets
  • Serving underrepresented populations
  • Project-based learning
  • Genius hour

Future Conference Dates
giftED18 | Nov. 28 - 30 | Fort Worth  

Leadership Conference
April 15 – 17, 2018
Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel

A two-day annual event for administrators, coordinators and specialists, focusing on best practices and promising programs. 

 Attendee Overview

  • 50% District-Level Administrator (Advanced Academic Coordinator, G/T Coordinator, etc)
  • 35% Campus-Level G/T Specialist
  • 15% Classroom Teacher, Consultant, Other

Most Popular Topics in 2016

  • G/T program design
  • Independent projects
  • Acceleration
  • Professional development program solutions/management
  • Differentiation
  • Assessment

Gifted Plus Conference: Serving the Underserved
June 14 – 16, 2018
Eilan Hotel, San Antonio

The TAGT Gifted Plus Conference: Serving the Underserved is geared towards the educators who work tirelessly to ensure equitable access for all gifted students. Sessions will focus on at least one of the four main tracks:
  • Twice Exceptional (learning exceptionalities)
  • Underserved Populations (low SES, minorities)
  • English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Additional Qualifiers: Girls, LGBTQ, etc.
Attendee Overview 
  • District-Level G/T and Special Ed Administrators
  • Counselors
  • Campus Administrators
  • Special Populations Coordinators
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Special Education Leaders

Family Nights
TAGT created the “Family Night” experience to provide parents of gifted children with valuable information and resources, while concurrently engaging gifted youth with enrichment opportunities. Through partnerships with parent groups and school districts, TAGT seeks to deliver meaningful programming that empowers families to develop next-level skills and techniques crucial for development and success. 

Future Family Night Dates/Locations