NAGC 63th Annual Convention—Imagine the Possibilities…
November 3, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is hosting the NAGC 63rd Annual Convention at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort today through Sunday.

More than 2,700 teachers, parents, school administrators, researchers, and advocates from around the world are gathering for the largest conference devoted to gifted education.

“We know giftedness exists in all populations, and this convention offers educators the opportunity to network with leading researchers,” said M. RENÉ ISLAS, NAGC Executive Director. “Parents can gain invaluable insight, resources, and information.”

During today’s opening session at 3pm, NAGC will launch the Giftedness Knows No Boundaries campaign which promotes equity and excellence in our Nation's homes, schools, and communities and builds awareness about the unique needs of children with gifts and talents.

The Networking Niche in the Exhibit Hall will feature student artwork from around the state of Florida, CornerChat interviews, and a Game Night hosted by Liam & Claire Goodowens, young siblings from Winter Park who created The Game Exchange as a way to bring communities together. “We have a saying: The best way to get someone to the table is to put a board game on it,” said Claire.

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CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS:

Thursday, November 3

3:00pm                 Wonderful World of Creativity, Alex Wright, Disney Imagineering

4:15-6pm             Exhibit Hall: Student artwork, Game Night, CornerChat with Jesse Lovejoy, San Francisco 49ers

Friday, November 4

9am – 5pm          Exhibit Hall: Student artwork, Storytelling, CornerChat with Jonathan Plucker and Scott Peters

10:30am              The Adventure of a Lifetime, June Scobee Rodgers, Challenger Center

Saturday, November 5

9am – 4:30pm    Exhibit Hall: Student artwork, Parent Institute, CornerChat with Camilla Benbow

10:30am             The Magic of Childhood, Jennifer Stancil, Glazer Children’s Museum

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The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is a membership organization whose mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research. 

CONTACT:  Cathleen Healy, chealy@nagc.org/202-365-4636

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