January 11 & 12, 2023

2023/01/11 08:00:00

Testimonials from Past Attendees

This was such a great event to come to as a brand new Gifted teacher. We really had zero direction when starting up our program, so this was so helpful!



I’m really rethinking my definition of gifted. I’m thinking about the way we identify gifted children and local norms and everything that goes along with that.



I’m grateful to have the opportunity to hear directly from experts in the field of gifted education. Learning about the latest research findings and expert insights helps inform my teaching practices, allowing me to better serve my students.



I really enjoyed the whole conference. I loved collaborating with new and familiar faces! My favorite sessions were those who had high energy, great modeling and practical takeaways to use right away in the classroom!



I enjoyed all the sessions and I am planning on watching the recordings of other sessions that I wanted to attend.



As a first time attendee, I left energized with fresh ideas to motivate as well as support the social and emotional needs of my gifted learners.



The conference was time well spent! I plan to convey much of the information to my co-workers when I return to school through PD. It's always so refreshing and revitalizing to learn from the leaders in our discipline and each other! Thank you for a great experience!



All of the speakers and breakout sessions were full of amazing information and resources. However, the passion everyone expressed for their subjects and for gifted children is what made this conference unique. I am new to the field of teaching but seeing people share their knowledge to other information hungry teachers was awesome. Thank you to everyone involved.



I always come away with something new and exciting.



It is always refreshing to attend the conference. To be surrounded by a quirky and dedicated set of educators. It's my favorite time of the year.



This was such a comprehensive conference! You have it all! Anchoring to the “WHY” we support gifted students, addressing the myths and barriers, and providing solutions and hacks to improving gifted education was non-stop! Keynotes and breakout sessions were all top notch! Can’t wait for next year!


Gifted Coordinator

I love the opportunity to be immersed in all things gifted every year with individuals that share that same passion. It always inspires, reignites, and helps me reframe. Thank you, AAGT!


Gifted Coordinator

I always come away from the AAGT conference re-invigorated and re-energized to work with my gifted students! Thanks for another great event!



I learned a lot about gifted students. It was very informative. I am ready to share with the other teachers. I thought I knew about gifted students, but I realized that I needed to learn more.


District Coordinator

This has been on my bucket list for years. I am so proud to be among amazing educators in our state and valued hearing from all of the people who are advocating for our children in the state.


District Coordinator

I always appreciate senators and legislators being involved.


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

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 49th Annual Conference

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.

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. Conveniently located adjacent to the Mesa Convention Center.

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