I’ve been honored to give presentations at many local, state and national gifted conferences. I was recently accepted to present at the 20th World Gifted Conference! The World Conference is held every other year. It’s previously been in exciting travel destinations like London, Jerusalem, Manila, Hamburg, Sydney, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Barcelona, Adelaide, Prague and more. It’s also been in North America several times. This year, the 2013 WCGTC conference is in (drum roll) Louisville, Kentucky…in August.
I’ve been to Louisville before; a few years ago for the annual SENG national gifted convention. SENG – Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted. Louisville is a beautiful area and a great city (but I haven’t yet experienced the summer heat and humidity). I also have friends to see in Louisville, KY. I’m looking forward to the trip and the World Gifted Conference with attendees from so many different countries.
Here’s part of the acceptance email I received from WCGTC:
I am writing you in my capacity as the President of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC), and the Chair of the World Conference 2013 to inform you that your abstract entitled: “Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted” has been accepted as an oral presentation. The exact time and date of your presentation will be published in the conference final program. The time allocated for oral presentations is 25 minutes including time for discussion.
By joining this conference, you will help ensure a strong development in gifted education. As in our previous conferences, you can expect to meet with a diversity of colleagues from different parts of the world. It is an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and thoughts with international experts and to learn about the latest developments in this field of knowledge.
Taisir Subhi Yamin
Chair, World Conference
Gifted kids not only think differently, they feel differently, too. Supporting the unique affective components of gifted students is what I love to educate people about. Local, state, national and now World, here I come! More on this later in the year.