2012 MCGT Annual Conference

  • November 10, 2012
  • Terrence Murphy and Opus Halls, University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis Campus


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

You can register on site at the conference

Theme: “On Behalf of Gifted Kids...”

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

Childrenʼs 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 kidsʼ classes or helping set up and clean up). Contact Shari at crowriver@mcgt.net for more information on volunteer opportunities at the conference. Description of children's classes: Child Sessions

Adult Session information:

Lunch: Lunch not guaranteed for late registrations after 10/29/2012. 

Vendors: Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University and Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search, Concordia Language Villages, Edina Center for Academic Excellence, Friedrichs Education, Hickory Grove Press/Challenge Math, Minnesota College Savings Plan, MCGT (books from a number of publishers), Ruf Estimates™ of Levels of Giftedness, Stories with Holes, Usborne Books. (Some vendors may not be able to take credit card orders.)

Information and Catalogs: Destination Imagination, Educational Impressions, Free Spirit Publishing, Great Potential Press, Intermediate District 287, Mensa, Mindware, Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation, 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 includes lunch and snack.
Incentive for early registration: If you register by Oct. 19 (postmark) you are entitled to pick up on the day of the conference a set of 12 “Frequently Asked Questions” brochures (National Association for Gifted Children publications) or a coupon for $2.00 off a purchase made at the MCGT table.

ADULT REGISTRATION - now accepting late walk in registrations at the conference only
√ Each participant must register, using one registration form per family.
√ Indicate lunch preferences.
√ Registration deadline is October 29, 2012 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 childʼs class choices.
√ Cost per child is $35.00.
√ Registrations with postmarks of October 19 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 29, 2012.

Keynote speaker: Jim Delisle

Dr. James R. Delisle is a former classroom teacher, counselor of gifted adolescents, and teacher of gifted children and those who work on their behalf. Jim retired in 2008 from Kent State (Ohio) University after 25 years of service as a professor of special education and Director of undergraduate and graduate programs in gifted education. Jim has served on the Board of Directors of several schools and associations, including The National Association for Gifted Children, Duke University Talent Identification Board, Council for Exceptional Children and The Roeper School for the Gifted.

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