2020

Annual Conference

February 6 & 7

20/20 Vision

Creators and Innovators in Gifted Education

Please join us at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix, Arizona for two full days of learning, networking, and gifted education synergy! Sessions on differentiation, technology integration, Arizona’s K-12 Academic Standards, social/emotional needs of gifted individuals, and much more will be offered.

Registration is open now. We encourage pre-registration as on-site registration will not guarantee a lunch. To receive early bird rates, you must register attendees and pay/submit a purchase order by December 21, 2019.

When

Thursday, February 6 and Friday, February 7

Time

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Each Day

Where

Black Canyon Conference Center

Extras

Goody bags • Prizes • And More!

Directions

Conference Hotel Rooming

Marriott Courtyard Phoenix North

AAGT has partnered with the neighboring Courtyard Phoenix North to provide a discounted group rate for your convenience. $179 Per Night + Tax

Reservation Details

Group rate is valid Wednesday, February 5 – Friday, February 7, 2020. Sleeping rooms include a King bed and a pull out sofa. Breakfast IS NOT included in this room rate.

Rooms are ready to be reserved by calling reservations (800) 321-2211 and referencing the AAGT Room Block or online by clicking here.

Reservations for the group rate must be made prior to January 15, 2020.

Registration Fees

Attendees

Early BirdRegularOnsite
1 Day / 2 Day1 Day / 2 Day1 Day / 2 Day
Non-Member$215 / $315$260 / $355$340 / $435
Member$165 / $265$210 / $305$275 / $365
Presenter (Limited to two people per presentation)$125 / $230

ANNUAL CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP

Submit Application by December 15

Available to first time attendees to the AAGT Annual Conference. Up to 18 scholarships will be issued for a one-day attendance at the annual conference. Recipients must be a current member of AAGT.

Registration Fees

Businesses/Exhibitors

  • Level One

  • $450
  • Registration Includes
    • Table space in main lobby of conference center – view map
    • Meals for one person. If a second person will join you, please pay the additional fee per person which includes meals for two days.
  • Level Two

  • $275
  • Registration Includes:
    • Table space in first hallway by breakout sessions  – view map
    • Meals for one person. If a second person will join you, please pay the additional fee per person which includes meals for two days.
  • Level Three

  • $200
  • Registration Includes:
    • Table space in second hallway by breakout sessions  – view map
    • Meals for one person. If a second person will join you, please pay the additional fee per person which includes meals for two days.
    • The addition of one insert for the conference bag marketing materials ($125 value). Inserts must be provided by the exhibitor no later than Jan. 15

Please Note

Terms and Conditions

There are a limited number of tables in each level and will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

Tables are not officially reserved until payment has been received.  

Options for add-ons and sponsorships are available by continuing through registration.

Thursday Keynote Speaker

Understanding the Latest Neuroscience of Giftedness

Friday Keynote Speaker

Unleashing Creativity in the Classroom

Informative and Engaging

Breakout Sessions

Break Out Sessions:

Submissions for proposals is now closed. Thank you for the great response! We look forward to announcing our wonderful presenters soon - stay tuned!

2020 AAGT Gifted Education Teacher of the Year

Nomination Packet Due December 15, 2019

The Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented annually presents a Gifted Education Teacher Award to an individual currently teaching K- 12 gifted students in a classroom or in a context such as a pullout class for gifted students. This individual demonstrates best practices in gifted education and displays exemplary knowledge of gifted students and in the ability to accommodate academic learning differences as well as the social and emotional issues unique to gifted students.

2020 AAGT Dr. James T. Webb Friend of the Gifted Award

Nomination Packet Due December 15, 2019

The Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented annually presents the Dr. James T. Webb Friend of the Gifted Award to an individual (such as a parent, a state or federally elected official, or a member of the business community or media) who consistently supports the mission and vision of AAGT through resources and expertise to advocate for appropriate funding and support for gifted education opportunities in the state of Arizona.

2020 AAGT Gifted Education Leadership Award

Nomination Packet Due December 15, 2019

The Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented annually presents a Gifted Education Leadership Award to an individual (district gifted coordinator, principal, superintendent, school board member, counselor, college/university faculty member or others in a leadership position) who brings about change that results in improved services within a school, district or change that has a state-wide impact.

2020 Dr. Sanford J. Cohn Lifetime Achievement Award

Nomination Packet Due December 15, 2019

The Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented occasionally presents the Dr. Sanford J. Cohn Lifetime Achievement Award to individuals who over an extended period of time have devoted time, expertise and resources to the advancement of gifted education.

Arizona Students: Annual Conference Cover Contest

Winner receives a $100 Gift Card!

Be creative and have fun coming up with a design that incorporates the following information:

46th Annual AAGT Conference
February 6 – 7, 2020
“2020 Vision: Creators and Innovators in Gifted Education”

Deadline for submission is November 15, 2019

  • Color is best, but black and white submissions will be accepted
  • All forms artwork will be accepted; graphic design or photographic submissions are encouraged
  • Final digital submissions must fill out form below and upload a high-resolution .jpg or .pdf file.

Submit online using form below or email your submission to director@azgifted.com.

You may also mail your submission by printing our form and sending to the mailing address listed.