Leadership Conference

The Leadership Conference is a 2-day annual event for administrators, coordinators and specialists, focusing on best practices and promising programs. The conference is attended by approximately 250 leaders in gifted education. For more information call 512.499.8248.

2017 TAGT Leadership Conference
April 9-11 
Omni Houston Hotel

Online Registration
PDF Registration Form

Registrant Type  Cost Through March 21 Cost After March 21
Member $215 $250
Non-Member $315 $350

Hotel Reservations
Hotel Reservation Deadline: March 21 

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is now closed. Speakers will be notified via email on January 31. If you have questions about presentation proposals, please contact Paulina van Eeden Hill, Director of Events and Professional Development, at paulina@txgifted.org or 512.499.8248.

Attendee Snapshot
Who attends Leadership Conference?

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

 What topics were of most value in 2016?

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

What topics did attendees want/need more of?

  • Program design for small districts/staffs
  • Advocating for G/T at campus/district level
  • Identification and assessment

Interested in exhibiting at the Leadership Conference?
Contact Adam McKeivier, Development Director
  • January 6: Call for Proposals Closes
  • January: Committee Review
  • January 31: Presenters notified via email

Speaker Policy
  • All presenters (including co-presenters) are required to register for or exhibit at the conference.
  • All proposals must be non-commercial. This means the information provided can be used by attendees without the purchase of any materials or products. While it is acceptable to note the source of supporting materials, the presentation cannot be a sales pitch or a product showcase.
  • Contribute to pre-event marketing. (ie. social media posts, videos and other promotional items.)
Vendor Presentation Policy
TAGT is dedicated to ensuring that our members and event attendees are provided with the highest level of professional development and training possible. Based on membership feedback and in order to ensure our event a meaningful and unique learning experience, TAGT has developed the following requirements for commercial companies or vendors presenting at the Leadership Conference:
  • Any presenting company or organization with a commercial or financial interest in engaging with our members must be represented at the event as an exhibitor and/or sponsor of the event.
  • Selected companies must co-present with a client currently utilizing your services/resources in a gifted education setting. This not only helps to maintain the integrity of the session, but also benefits your company by positioning you as a trusted resource in the gifted community. Co-presenter must be submitted at the time the proposal is submitted.
  • The collection of any attendee information including, but not limited to names, email addresses and phone numbers is prohibited outside of the presenting company’s exhibit space and/or other area determined acceptable by TAGT.