Leadership Conference

The Leadership Conference is a two-day annual event for administrators, coordinators and specialists, focusing on best practices and promising programs. The conference is attended by approximately 300 leaders in gifted education.

2017 TAGT Leadership Conference
April 9-11 
Omni Houston Hotel

4 Riverway, Houston, TX 77056?

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

Keynote Sessions

Monday, April 10 | 8:00 am
The Science of Happiness Training with Eric Karpinski
Top academic and workplace research over the last 20 years has shown that happier people are more engaged, innovative, productive, resilient and have stronger relationships. Explore how happiness can lead to success and discover several proven tools you can use to sustainably increase your happiness. Learn how you can pass these benefits on to your teachers, students and district.
Tuesday, April 11 | 10:45 am – 12:30 pm 
Smart Change with Art Markman, Ph.D. and Game Changers 
Have you ever tried to do something new in your life and failed? Changing behavior can be difficult. Explore the psychological mechanisms that form and maintain habits in individuals and groups and learn real, accessible and actionable advice for changing habits. Then, hear from some of the most innovative minds in the gifted community as they share thought-provoking, cutting-edge ideas. These ideas are meant for consideration over implementation – to start a conversation with your peers, districts, and the community about ways to improve how we serve gifted students.


Thank you to our event sponsors!