QAGTC 2021 State Conference

Conf 2021

Challenging Australia 2021:

Creating Vibrant Futures for Gifted Children

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

Keynote Sat
Li Cunxin

Opening Keynote Saturday 13th March by Li Cunxin

Conference keynotes and workshop strands of interest to Parents, Teachers, Professionals on Saturday 13th March.




Keynotes Saturday 13th March

Tony Ryan
Tony Ryan
Eric Frangenheim
Eric Frangenheim







Fri Workshop
John Munro

Friday 12th 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 2021.


  • 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 entered our 40th year of service to the community and the year will remain noted for Covid-19 and cancelled conferences. The 2021 conference is now well planned as the program for 2020 will be transferred to 2021. 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.

2021 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.