QAGTC 2020 State Conference

Challenging Australia: Creating Vibrant Futures for Gifted Children

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Keynote Sat

Opening Keynote Saturday 21st March by Li Cunxin

Conference keynotes and workshop strands of interest to Parents, Teachers, Professionals on Saturday 21 March.



Fri Workshop

Friday 20th March Workshop with Dr John Munro

Full day workshop for Teachers, Parents and Educators

Planning for extension - a process for designing from within the Australian Curriculum


Extending Call for papers for Saturday 21st March to 20th December

The Queensland Association for Gifted and Talented Children Inc has a proud history of supporting gifted children and their families. In 2020 we enter our 40th year of service to the community. Speakers at this conference will share inspiring insights into supporting children and young adults to achieve personal excellence. Our Conference attracts a wide audience including parents, teachers, school leaders, a range of associated professionals and academics interested in the education and wellbeing of gifted children.


due 15th December 2019 extended to Friday 20th December.

Please submit your abstract through this link

Researchers, teachers, school leaders, administrators, practitioners, parents and students are invited to submit an abstract for a presentation or workshop on a topic relevant to the theme of the 2020 State Conference.

Submissions must specify the target audience for their presentation, choosing from:

  • Teacher/ professional
  • Preservice teachers (special focus on GTPA/ TPA)
  • Parent
  • Parent and teacher both

Submissions must also indicate the presentation format, selecting from:

  •  an academic seminar paper or case study- sharing the results of research, theory or literature reviews;
  •  a discussion or panel group - organised as a "Panel of Experts" addressing an issue presented by a chair person, or as a "Round Table" where a presenter discusses a topic with the group. These are less formal and allow more audience interaction;
  • stories from experience- sharing examples of school or classroom practice, parenting experience or life as a gifted child. The format should allow for interaction with the audience.

Presentations are to be 35 minutes including question time and discussion.

We especially invite presentations on key topics within this year's conference theme including:

  • responding to the needs of gifted young people;
  • creativity across domains of talent and how to nurture this;
  • evidence-based frameworks, curricula and policies for education;
  • intrapersonal, interpersonal and environmental factors;
  • social-emotional intelligence and development; and
  • identification and assessment (including twice-exceptional, underachieving, or at-risk gifted children)
  • stories of success.

Important Information for Presenters:  Please include

  • An 8-10-word title that reflects the content/purpose of your presentation.
  • An abstract not exceeding 200 words, written to attract your target audience.
  • Biographical detail of 50-100 words and a photo (emailed separately).

The conference programmers reserve the right to edit all abstracts and biographical data to a common style/format for the Conference Program and for the Conference Website.

Please submit your abstract through this link

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission by 17 January, 2020.

 Presenters are required to register for the conference.  Conference speakers receive a substantial discount.

2020 Conference Registration Costs

 Days  Members   Non-Members 
 Friday and Sat  $418  $473
 Friday only  $264  $319
 Sat only  $231  $286
 Presenter Saturday  $198  $242
 Presenter Sat + Friday  $330  $395


For Exhibiting opportunities please email to office [at] qagtc [dot] org [dot] au for information.

Book conference tickets online here.