QAGTC 2020 State Conference - Cancelled

Challenging Australia: Creating Vibrant Futures for Gifted Children

The QAGTC conference organisers have been keeping a close eye on recent world events in order to ensure that decisions are made in the light of wisdom rather than panic. Due to the current advice around the risks of COVID-19, we have regrettably made the decision to cancel our 2020 QAGTC Annual Conference. This is disappointing for us, for our presenters and for those who have registered.

We sincerely thank all our keynote presenters, Dr John Munro, Tony Ryan, Li Cunxin, and Eric Frangenheim, and all the workshop presenters, who had each prepared wonderful material for us to share.

Dates for 2021 Conference - 12th and 13th March 2021

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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

Participants will be encouraged to apply the framework to topics they will be teaching later in 2020.

  • Recognising gifted learning in the classroom : A first step in planning for extension.   Gifted learning in its multiple forms.
  • A framework for planning extension based on how gifted learners learn;  differentiating the teaching, the curriculum, and the learning context.
  • Application of the framework to topics in the Australian Curriculum
  • Differentiating a typical teaching session for extension

John invites you to read the following article he was invited to write for The Conversation a year ago at  It attracted 44,000 reads internationally.

Also, ACER invited John to make a podcast about his perspectives on gifted learning in the classroom.  It is available at


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 well-being of gifted children.

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.