The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Inc. (WCGTC) is a worldwide nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and support for gifted children. The WCGTC is a diverse organization networking the globe with an active membership of educators, scholars, researchers, parents, and others interested in the development and education of gifted and talented children of all ages.
The WCGTC consists of its Members, Executive Committee, Delegates from member countries, and a Headquarters that relocated to Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 2011. The World Council was founded more than 40 years ago and hosts a biennial World Conference at a major international city during late July or early August in odd-numbered years. The 2021 World Conference will take place in Dubai, UAE from August 1 – 5.
The conference program was very diverse and rich. I have gained knowledge of all the narrow and broad areas of my interests: identification, social-emotional issues, creativity, STEAM etc. The warm and open atmosphere of the conference provided an opportunity to interact with the authors and discuss the topic in more detail.
Attending this conference, with the help of the World Gifted Conference committee members, resulted in further dissemination of my work among fellow academics and providers of gifted education, and exposed me to a variety of other research and applications in the many and various areas of gifted education.