The TAGT 2017 Annual Conference call for proposals is now closed. Please contact Paulina van Eeden Hill, Director of Events and Professional Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
2017 Call for Proposals Timeline
Friday, June 9 | Call for Proposals Closes
Friday, July 28 | Presenters Notified via Email
Friday, August 18 | Presenters Scheduled
The TAGT Annual Conference audience is diverse and made up of all layers of the gifted community.
- 75% Classroom Teachers/GT Specialists
- 15% District Administrators
- 10% Campus Administrators, University Staff, Parents
Attendee Educator Stats:
- 50% Multi-disciplinary, G/T pull-out, or all core areas K-5
- 30% Core content areas: English, Math, Science, Social Studies
- 50% Pre-K – Grade 2
- 60% Grades 3-5
- 35% Grades 6-8
- 20% Grades 9-12
Most popular topics in 2016
- Technology in the classroom
- Serving underrepresented populations
- Project based learning
- Genius hour
Most requested topics in 2016 evaluation
- Differentiation strategies
- Meeting needs of secondary students
- Technology in the classroom
- Practical classroom activities/strategies
- Texas Performance Standards Project
- Social and emotional needs of gifted students
- Standards-based grading
- All presenters (including co-presenters) are required to register for or exhibit at the conference.
- All proposals must be non-commercial. This means the information provided can be used by attendees without the purchase of any materials or products. While it is acceptable to note the source of supporting materials, the presentation cannot be a sales pitch or a product showcase.
- All presenters are asked to contribute to pre-event marketing. (ie. social media posts, videos and other promotional items.)
Vendor Presentation Policy
TAGT is dedicated to ensuring that our members and event attendees are provided with the highest level of professional development and training possible. In order to ensure a meaningful and unique learning experience TAGT, with membership feedback, has developed the following requirements for commercial companies or vendors presenting at a TAGT Conference:
- Any presenting company or organization with a commercial or financial interest in engaging with our members must be represented at the event as an exhibitor and/or sponsor of the event.
- Selected companies must co-present with a client currently utilizing your services/resources in a gifted education setting. This not only helps to maintain the integrity of the session but also benefits your company by positioning you as a trusted resource in the gifted community. Co-presenter must be submitted at the time the proposal is submitted.
- The collection of any attendee information including, but not limited to names, email addresses and, phone numbers is prohibited outside of the presenting company’s exhibit space and/or other area determined acceptable by TAGT.
If you have questions about presentation proposals, contact Paulina van Eeden Hill, Director of Events and Professional Development, at email@example.com or 512.499.8248.