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The IRATDE hosts a biennial international conference on gifted and talented children, excellence across domains, innovation and invention during autumn in odd-numbered years. The Executive Committee determines the location and dates of the conferences. Bids or proposals to host an IRATDE biennial conference must be made three years before the conference.


The next IRATDE conference will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates 6-9 October 2017. Click IRATDE2017 to be directed to the conference website. We look forward to welcoming you in Dubai!


Keynote presenters:

Françoys Gagné (Canada; presenting his model), Marilena Leana-Tascilar (Turkey; speaking about labeling the gifted), Heidrun Stoeger (Germany; speaking about mentoring), Albert Ziegler (Germany; speaking about gifted identification), Csilla Fuszek (Hungary, speaking about the ETSN), Marcia Gentry (USA; speaking about effective teaching), Claude Steele (USA; speaking about stereotype threats to talents), Mariam AlGhawi (UAE; speaking about cultural aspects of gifted education), Chingchih Kuo (Taiwan; speaking about domain-specific intelligence and creativity), Abdullah Aljughaiman (Saudi Arabia; speaking about gifted programs), Joy Lawson Davis (USA; speaking about a diversity framework to design and deliver curriculum for the gifted), Anastasia Efklides (Greece; speaking about learning processes and metacognition), Roger Säljö (Sweden; speaking about digital learning), Karine Verschueren (Belgium; speaking about optimal teacher-student interaction).




Previous IRATDE Conferences:


The third biennial conference was held in Brisbane (Australia) from 19th-21st March 2015.

The theme of the conference was "Illuminating the Spectrum of Giftedness and Talent Development". Keynote speakers included Professor Elena Grigorenko and Professor Albert Ziegler.

The second biennial conference was held in Antalya (Turkey) from 25th-28th September 2013.

You can view photographs from the Conference using the following links.

Photographs set 1

Photographs set 2

The first biennial conference was held in Xi'an (China) from 30th October-2nd November 2009.

The theme of the conference was the "Cultivation and Education of Creativity and Innovation". Keynote speakers included Professor Anders Ericsson.




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