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The International Research Association for Talent Development and Excellence (IRATDE) is a professional organization of scientists working in the fields of talent development, creativity, excellence and innovation. Its main objectives are:


  • To initiate, conduct, and support research in the fields of talent development, creativity, excellence and innovation;
  • To assemble all who are interested in these fields for an exchange of ideas and experiences;
  • To disseminate research findings;
  • To provide a database for members and researchers;
  • To assist the development and evaluation of programs and educational endeavors in these fields.


IRATDE is the only global association of its kind, set up for researchers and field professionals. It cooperates with governments and organizations concerned with the worldwide promotion of talents, creativity, excellence, and innovation.

In the service of its purposes, the IRATDE organizes conferences and symposia, and publishes a newsletter and a journal. It is also committed to building bridges between theory and practice, particularly in the fields of gifted education, capacity building and organizational development. To this end the IRATDE not only offers Full Memberships for scientists, but also Affiliated Memberships for organizations and practitioners. Membership is free.

Latest Issue of IRATDE Journal Talent Development and Excellence is now available.

Download here.


The next IRATDE Conference will be held in conjunction with the Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT), hosted by the Queensland Association for Gifted and Talented Children (QAGTC), in Brisbane Australia from 19 - 21 March 2015.


The conference theme will be "Illuminating the Spectrum of Giftedness and Talent Development"

Presenters please use this link to access more information and to request any changes to your allocated time slot.

Conference Timetable

Day 1 March 19 2015

Day 2 March 20 2015

Day 3 March 21 2015

Information about the venue and accommodation in Brisbane

Click here to go to the Registraiton page


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