Share ideas and learn from educators from around the world at the 25th Biennial World Conference, the official conference of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC®). This unique international event brings together leaders in the field of gifted and talented education every two years to promote communication among one another and share best practices and experiences.

Past World Conferences

The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children hosts a Biennial World Conference at a major international city during late July or early August in odd-numbered years. Past conferences have been held in San Francisco, Jerusalem, Montréal, Manila, Hamburg, Salt Lake City, Sydney, The Hague, Toronto, Hong Kong, Seattle, Istanbul, Barcelona, Adelaide, New Orleans, Warwick, Vancouver, Prague, Louisville, Odense, Sydney, and Nashville. The 2021 World Conference will be in held in a virtual format. A selection of photos from past conferences is included below. For more historic information and photos, click here.

I was able to communicate and get in contact with other members in the Arab countries; we intend to collaborate to gain new insights in teacher preparation and student identification.
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Nidal Jouny
My favorite part of the conference was the network environment, everyone was so engaged in everyone’s work.
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Maureen Montanía
The content of the conference sessions was quality and the opportunity to interact with around 600 GT colleagues from 30 different countries who share great commonalities all provided a memorable experience for me.
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Joyce Miller
I found the entire conference challenging and useful, and immediately applicable to my classroom environment. If I had to single out one highlight, then it was the Keynote Address by Mark Scott. As a school teacher at a selective high school I found the content particularly interesting, relevant, and thought provoking.
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Robert Baiton
Listening to the gurus and experts were a definite highlight. I was both inspired and motivated to do more good work in school back in Singapore.
Loh See Ping
Attending a conference abroad may be expensive but the benefits are definitely bigger. As a doctoral student it was a great investment in myself, and a unique experience to meet scholars from all over the world, improve my knowledge about the field, and make networks. I came back home with great ideas and very excited about enhancing gifted area in Brazil.
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Renata Prado
The researchers shared on giftedness enlightened me on how to deal with gifted students in my own school.
Elsie Ferrer
The Philippines
We thoroughly enjoyed the exchange of perspectives, sharing of research and open dialogues among parents, educators, psychologists, researchers, and International change agents - Thank you WCGTC for providing the space and opportunities.
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Vanessa R. Wood

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