QAGTC 2021 State Conference 12-13 March 2021

Conf 2021

Challenging Australia 2021:

Creating Vibrant Futures for Gifted Children

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

Registration for the conference is not yet open as we are currently confirming with presenters and also the format for the Friday workshop.  As soon as that is sorted then we will open up registrations.  The conference will go ahead.

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

This workshop format will be via zoom by Dr John Munro in Melbourne, for attendees registered for the day and in attendance at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

You are required to bring a laptop for participation.  More details will be provided to those registered.

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 in the classroom.
  • A framework for planning extension based on how gifted learners learn;  identifying instances of gifted learning in the classroom
  • Differentiating  the teaching, the curriculum, and the learning context:  Application of the framework to topics in the Australian Curriculum

John invites you to read the following article he was invited to write for The Conversation  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. Speakers at the 2021 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.