Conference Venue

Mesa Convention Center

263 N Center St
Mesa, AZ 85201

In the heart of a vibrant downtown, the Mesa Convention Center is located on the southeast corner of University Drive and Center Street.
Complimentary parking is available.

Conference Hotel

Delta Hotel by Marriott Mesa

Room Block Rate – $165

Step into the stylish Delta Hotels Phoenix Mesa, with our special room rate that is significantly lower than any other hotels in the area. Located adjacent to the Mesa Convention Center, this is ideal for AAGT Conference Attendees.

February 10 & 11, 2022

2021 Conference Testimonials

I always come away from the conference with renewed inspiration and a desire to do what I can to help strengthen our gifted program at our schools as well as the education of all our students

Thank you for adapting and making the annual conference still happen! 🙂

The speakers and presenters were exceptional. Now to go forth and do something with all that I learned!

The range of topics discussed was impressive and I look forward to watching the on demand sessions and the recordings of the sessions I missed.

AAGT 48th Annual Conference - Hybrid

Gift3D: Depth, Diversity & Development

Please join us either in-person or virtually for two full days of learning, networking, and gifted education synergy! Sessions on talent development, differentiation, technology integration, Arizona’s K-12 Academic Standards, social/emotional needs of gifted individuals, and much more will be offered.

The pandemic revealed an abundance of learning opportunities for all students, and in particular our gifted and talented students – we just need the direction to implement these opportunities in our classrooms. This year’s theme will encompass DEPTH in accelerated curriculum and enrichment, DIVERSITY among our unique learners and talent DEVELOPMENT of the whole child.

Registration Fees

Attendees

Don't forget - ESSER Funds are HIGHLY encouraged for teacher training and professional development!
  • AAGT Member In-Person Pricing

  • $295 Early Bird Ends 12/15/22 (You Save $50)
  • Your registration includes:

    • access to event web or mobile app through July 31, 2022
    • access to all breakout sessions recordings
    • up to 35 hours of gifted endorsement/profession development
    • breakfast & lunch included
  • Non-Member All Access Pass

  • $345 Early Bird Ends 12/15/22 (You Save $50)
  • Your registration includes:

    • access to event web or mobile app through July 31, 2022
    • access to all breakout sessions recordings
    • up to 35 hours of gifted endorsement/profession development
    • breakfast & lunch included
  • Member Virtual Pricing

  • $250 Early Bird Ends 12/15/22 (You Save $50)
  • Your registration includes:

    • access to event web or mobile app through July 31, 2022
    • access to all breakout sessions recordings
    • up to 35 hours of gifted endorsement/profession development
  • Non-Member Virtual Pricing

  • $300 Early Bird Ends 12/15/22 (You Save $50)
  • Your registration includes:

    • access to event web or mobile app through July 31, 2022
    • access to all breakout sessions recordings
    • up to 35 hours of gifted endorsement/profession development

ANNUAL CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP

Submit Application by November 15d

Available to first time attendees to the AAGT Annual Conference. Up to 10 scholarships will be issued for a full access pass to the virtual annual conference. Recipients must be a current member of AAGT.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Tracy Cross

Thirty Years of Research on the Lived Experience of Students with Gifts and Talents

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Diane Heacox

Keynote Title and Description Coming Soon

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kristina Collins

Evolving from Labels to Services: Socio-Emotional and Culturally Responsive Practices to Maximize Learning for Identified, Unidentified, and Underserved Gifted Students

Informative and Engaging

Breakout Sessions

Call for Breakout Proposals

Please submit your proposal by November 12, 2021

It’s the 48th Anniversary of the AAGT Annual Conference!

This year is a hybrid in-person & virtual conference, and our breakout presenters will need to have the ability to pre-record their session for our Event Portal and provide a Live Workshop Opportunity during the two-day event.

If your proposal below is accepted, you will be emailed information, by November 30, on how to record your 30-45 minute presentation. You will then have until January 4 to record your presentation and submit it to our director.

As you prepare your presentation, please keep in mind, that our theme is “Gift3D – Depth, Diversity, & Development” with special focus on enrichment, talent development and whole child education.

Proposals Due by November 12th.

Presenters and co-presenters will be able to register for the event at the speaker rate.

Up to 24 presentations will be selected. Presenter rate of $225 will be offered to up to two presenters per proposal. The $225 will give full access to the event and all recordings.