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IAGC 26th Annual Conference

OcTOBER 14-16, 2021

Call for Proposals 

***Presentation proposals for the IAGC 26th Annual Conference will be accepted through May 1, 2021.

NOTE: We hope to hold our annual conference in person at the Naperville Marriott in Naperville, Illinois.  However, we are monitoring the Covid-19 situation and will change to a virtual/hybrid conference if needed. (We expect to make this decision in spring/summer.)

This Year's Theme:


CLICK HERE to Submit Your Proposal


Teachers, Administrators, Counselors, School Social Workers, Instructional Coaches...

Do you have a particular area of interest or expertise related to your work with advanced learners? Consider sharing it with others by submitting a proposal to present at the IAGC 2021 Conference.

We are looking for ideas with respect to the following areas:

  • Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction (content and strategies)
  • Effective Program Leadership
  • Addressing the Excellence Gap Through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Acceleration
  • Social-Emotional Support

All sessions should reflect evidence-based practices and address equity and inclusion. Topics related to our theme - "Together We Lift Advanced Learners" are especially welcome, including ideas to support collaborations among teachers, administrators, parents, social workers/school psychologists, and educational specialists to support the academic and social-emotional needs of advanced learners.

Topics should align with the IAGC mission and priorities:


The Illinois Association for Gifted Children empowers educators, families and communities by advancing effective practices, programs and policies to promote the development of gifted and talented children throughout Illinois.


  • To advocate for all children with gifts and talents.
  • To support educators in aligning professional practice with NAGC standards.
  • To provide opportunities for professional learning related to all children with gifts and talents.
  • To engage and empower families and communities to support the needs of children with gifts and talents.
  • To increase understanding throughout the State of Illinois regarding topics that impact children with gifts and talents.
  • To address the excellence gap through diversity, equity and inclusion.

Confirmations will be sent by May 15, 2021.


Contact Us:

Illinois Association for Gifted Children

1500 Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506

Ph: 630-907-5047
Fax: 630-907-5976

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