Annual Conference: “On Behalf of Gifted Kids”

SAVE THE DATE!! Nov. 6, 2021, 9am – 12:30pm

MCGT’s 2021 Conference will be virtual, via Zoom

MCGT is excited to announce our keynote speaker, Colin Seale, founder/CEO of thinkLaw!

Due to the fact that we will be online this year, we will not be hosting a children’s program, but watch for our children’s program to return in-person in 2022!

Colin Seale, founder/CEO of thinkLaw: Tackling inequity hands-on has always been personal to Colin, because the amazing educational opportunities he received in gifted and talented courses and an exclusive specialized high school despite his underprivileged background growing up in Brooklyn, NY made him an exception to a painfully unjust rule. So whether Colin was teaching middle and high school math in Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas, NV, applying his computer science degree and Master’s in Public Administration to fight for child safety at Nevada’s largest child welfare agency, or practicing as a business attorney at one of Las Vegas’ top law firms while representing children in foster care, Colin has always dreamed of a world where stories like his were no longer the exception, but instead, all students had an equal shot at being exceptional. Colin created thinkLaw to give all students access to the type of game-changing critical thinking education they need to not only fully understand the way the world is, but to question it and imagine the way the world ought to be. When he’s not serving as the world’s greatest critical thinking evangelist, Colin proudly serves as the world’s greatest entertainer for his two little kiddos. His book Thinking Like a Lawyer: A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students was released April 2020 and now he has created The thinkLaw Family Experience.

MCGT members who are registered for the conference will receive access to Zoom recordings for 4 months after the event.

MCGT hosts an annual conference in November for parents, teachers, and professionals that work with gifted children. In the spring and summer, MCGT solicits proposals to teach in the children’s program, present an adult session, or participate in the vendor/exhibitor hall. Conference registration opens in early fall.

Past conference attendees have said the MCGT Annual Conference is stimulating, informative, helpful, and a good opportunity for learning, networking, and making connections. They enjoy being able to talk about important educational and parenting issues with others who are knowledgeable and who care about and understand gifted kids. We expect this year‘s conference to live up to that reputation for parents, educators, counselors, psychologists, other professionals and anyone interested in gifted kids. Hope to see you there!

Financial assistance available from the Betty Johnson Scholarship Fund: Families with gifted and talented children should not be restricted in their participation in MCGT activities because of limited funds. Therefore, the MCGT Board will accept requests for financial assistance which would enable members to attend events sponsored by MCGT, such as the annual conference. Email the MCGT office for more information, [email protected].

See programs from previous Conferences