National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is an organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals, and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences.
They support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in children and youth from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. NAGC supports and engages in research and development, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies who strive to improve the quality of education for all students.
NAGC defines a gifted person as someone who shows, or has the potential for showing, an exceptional level of performance in one or more areas of expression.
NAGC Convention in Denver
November 15-18, 2012
Reaching Beyond the Summit: Educating with Altitude
NAGC hosts the largest annual convention devoted to gifted learners each fall. Classroom teachers, gifted/talented coordinators, school administrators, researchers, parents, college and university faculty, and more, will converge in Denver, Colorado, November 15-18, 2012, for the 59th Annual NAGC Convention. Throughout the preconvention events, concurrent sessions, poster sessions, exhibit hall, general sessions, and networking events (both formal and informal!), you will witness the power of diverse viewpoints—from the field and from the classroom—coming together to make learning and life a challenging and rewarding experience for our nation’s gifted learners.