Special Events

A conference wouldn’t be complete without a chance to connect with your gifted community. That’s why we invite you to join your fellow attendees and our trusted friends and partners for these super fun social events!

Gimme a Break!
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Daily

As we all know, sitting in front of your computer is hard! That’s why TAGT has planned special break time activities just for you. Take 5 With NuMinds and learn mindfulness strategies, practice some desk stretches, check out an activity guide from National Inventors, and be in the room (ahem, the conference homepage) where the most creative break time ever happens!

Get Ready for the Lunch Surprise!
12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Daily

TAGT has a big surprise in store for you during this week’s lunch breaks—and we’re not talking about the mystery meat, people! Make sure you come back to the homepage at 12:30 p.m. each day to be part of the fun!

Badges & Bytes: Virtual Happy Hour
Monday, June 8, 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Join TAGT and Project Education for a virtual happy hour to network with your fellow conference attendees. Grab your favorite afternoon beverage (iced tea counts!) or a snack and join us for conversation and connections. This special social event will include the opportunity to gather with a small group of other attendees and share some of your takeaways and reflections from the day, along with some fun!

ELP Alumni Lunch Gathering
Tuesday, June 9, 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Alumni and mentors of the Emerging Leaders Program are invited to join TAGT and J Taylor in celebrating the latest graduates of ELP, the 2019-2020 class, in a lunch gathering. Bring your lunches and reconnect with your fellow ELPers and mentees.

Gimkit, Gimlets and GnTs Happy Hour
Tuesday, June 9, 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Join NuMinds for an escape room challenge sampler created by NuMinds that practices how to identify the varied needs of students in a fun, interactive, and brain stimulating way. Play to win a $50 gift card to Total Wine or Amazon! Stay tuned for a special TAGnT cocktail/mocktail recipe to wrap up the mid-day break. It's 5 o'clock in Newfoundland! Cheers!

A Conversation about Difficult Conversations with Jelani Memory, Author of “A Kids Book About Racism”
Wednesday, June 10, 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Join Jelani Memory, author of “A Kids Book About Racism” and founder of A Kids Book About publishing company, in a conversation about race and how to have conversations about difficult topics with kids. Jelani, a black man married to a white woman, has a blended family of 6 kids and the topic of race comes up often. Jelani wrote a straight-forward book about it called “A Kids Book About Racism” that sparked conversation and interest from all of his adult friends because it gave kids and adults permission to talk about such a difficult topic. What started as a small project is now a series of a dozen books around racism, feminism, body image, cancer, belonging, gratitude, and launching 30 new books every year! 

Not attending the conference? This free event is open to all. Register here.


Virtual Author Visit & Book Signing
Wednesday, June 10, 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Colin Seale has a brand-new, hot-off-the-presses book, Thinking Like a Lawyer, and he's going to share it with all of you Thursday at 2 p.m. during this unique virtual Author Visit & Book Signing event. Everyone attending will get a personalized book plate sent to them to put inside their books AND Prufrock Press is giving away five free copies of the book! It's a win-win!

PD to Practice Happy Hour With TAGT On Demand
Thursday, June 11, 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

What a week of learning already! We know there’s a lot to process, reflect on, and consider taking back to your schools. That's why  we invite you to join TAGT On Demand in a PD to Practice Happy Hour. Not only does TAGT have a surprise in store for all attendees at 2 p.m., but you’ll get the chance to gather in small groups, connect, and reflect on this awesome week using the PLC model created by TAGT On Demand—a model you can use with your teachers as they view their On Demand courses. See you there!