2014 MCGT Annual Conference

  • November 08, 2014
  • Schulze, Terrence Murphy, and Opus Halls, University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis Campus


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

You may still register on site at the conference on Saturday.
(Late registrations: Lunch is on your own)
Printable Registration Form: Click Here

Theme: “On Behalf of Gifted Kids...”

Host and co-sponsor: The University of St. Thomas School of Education, Graduate Program for Gifted Studies
Where: Schulze (Keynote), Terrence Murphy (Adult Sessions, Vendors & Information) and Opus (Kids’ Program) Halls, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis campus

  8:30 -  9:00  Check-in and pick up program
  9:00 - 12:00 Childrenʼs morning session
  9:00 - 10:30 Welcome, MCGT Friend of the Gifted Award,
     Keynote Address
10:45 - 11:45  Adult Breakout Session I
11:45 -  1:00  Lunch for adults and students
  1:00 -  4:00  Childrenʼs afternoon session  
  1:00 -  1:20  MCGT Annual Meeting
  1:30 -  2:30  Adult Breakout Session II
  2:45 -  3:45  Adult Breakout Session IV
  4:10 -  4:30  Book Swap session for students
     All day      Vendors & information

Children’s Program: Open only to children of  registered adults who attend the conference. Kids in kindergarten through 7th grade must pre-register. They will choose a morning and an afternoon class led by  experienced teachers - course descriptions inside. There are no facilities for children younger than kindergarten.
Older kids may register to attend adult sessions or sign  up to be volunteers in various areas of the conference  (including assisting teachers in one of the kids’ classes or  helping set up and clean up). Contact Shari at  crowriver@mcgt.net for more information on volunteer  opportunities at the conference.

Child Program Descriptions: Click Here

Printable Registration Form: Click Here

Adult Session Flyer: Click Here 

Adult Session Descriptions: Click Here

Lunch: All will eat together in “Food for Thought.”
Please mark lunch choices on the registration form.

Vendors: Brightmont Academy, Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University and Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search, Concordia Language Villages, Friedrichs
Education, Hickory Grove Press/Challenge Math, Megan Bearce, LMFT, Minnesota Biofeedback and Counseling Clinic, MCGT (books from a number of publishers), Stories with Holes, Usborne Books. (Some vendors may not be able to take credit card orders.) 

Information and Catalogs: Best Prep, Destination Imagination, Educational Impressions, Free Spirit Publishing, Great Potential Press, Intermediate District 287, Mensa, Mindware, Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation, Minnesota College Savings Plan, MCGT Homeschoolers Chapter, National Association for Gifted Children, Pieces of Learning, Prufrock Press, University of St. Thomas College of Education, Youth Enrichment League and more.

Cost:$55 for members, $70 for non-members (but pay the member rate if you join with your registration), $25 for 
second adult in the same family and $35 for each child in kindergarten through seventh grade whose parent(s) or guardian is attending the Conference. The fee lunch and snack. No credit cards accepted.

Incentive for early registration: If you register by Oct. 17 (postmark) you are entitled to pick up on the day of the conference a coupon for $2.00 off a purchase made at the MCGT table.

√ Each participant must register, using one registration form per family.
√ Those who are not members of MCGT, or whose membership has expired, may join when they register.
√ Indicate lunch preferences.
√ Registration deadline is October 27, 2014 to guarantee a lunch.

√ Every child must register and attend with parent or guardian who is registered for the conference. Postcards will be sent on November 1st to confirm each child’s class choices.
√ Cost per child is $35.00.
√ Registrations with postmarks of October 17 or earlier will be considered first-day registrations and given equal consideration for class choices. Postmarks will determine placements after that until classes are filled.
√ There are no facilities for children under kindergarten age.
√ Indicate lunch preferences.
√ Registration deadline is October 27, 2014.

2014 Keynote Speaker – Lori Comallie-Caplin

Lori Comallie-Caplan is a New Mexico Licensed Master Social Worker, a Licensed Educational Diagnostician with a Masters Degree in Psychological Counseling. Additionally she holds Advanced Certification for Mediation from the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Mrs. Comallie-Caplan has 30 plus years of experience in the field of counseling, coaching evaluation, mediation and educational consultation. She is best known for her work with gifted individuals through the lifespan and frequently provides professional development for school districts and mental health professionals in the social emotional needs of the gifted. Other areas of expertise include behavioral consultation for Autism Spectrum Disorders and the supporting of positive parenting through behavioral analysis and intervention. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, National Association of Gifted Children, and SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted). She served on the Executive Board of SENG as Secretary, President-Elect and President .

Mrs. Comallie-Caplan's additional certifications include: Discovering Your Sacred Gifts Facilitator and Guide, Frasier Talent Assessment Profile Evaluator, SENG Model Parent Group Master Facilitator, and SENG Model Parent Group

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