HKAGE Annual Hotung Lecture cum Biennial Parent Conference 2017, Nov 30- Dec 2, 2017, Hong Kong

Associate Professor Dr. Mantak Yuen  
Online Application Deadline: 10 November 2017 (Friday)

Enquiries: The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education
Telephone: (852) 3940 0104
Fax: (852) 3940 0203
Email: ae@hkage.org.hk

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The 2019 Biennial Conference of the International Research Association for Talent Development and Excellence (IRATDE), 12-16 April 2019, Taipei

Ching-Chih Kuo  
National Taiwan Normal University is delighted to be hosting the Biennial Conference of the IRATDE for the first time in 2019. With its theme of “Nurturing Potentiality into Full Bloom and into Excellence”, the event will feature a strong program of keynote lectures, invited symposia, paper and poster presentations, exhibition, school visits, pre-conference workshops, and post conference tour.

Attending the 2019 IRATDE conference is a great way to share worldwide experiences, gain networking contacts and greater understanding of emerging issues in talent development and excellence. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

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The 16th Conference of the European Council for High Ability, 8th-11th August 2018, Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland

Ching-Chih Kuo  
CTY Ireland is delighted to host the 16th Conference of the European Council for High Ability! We hope that many of you will choose to join us in Dublin for ECHA 2018 and experience our vibrant home.

Important Dates
* Abstract Submission Deadline: 24th January 2018
* Notification of Acceptance of Abstract: 23rd March 2018
* Deadline for accepted authors to register to confirm attendance: 8th May 2018
* Deadline for Early Registration: May 31st 2018
* Conference Dates: 8th – 11th August 2018

Contact Us
For information on the Programme or the
Call for Abstracts and Symposia
Please contact: Echa2018@conferencepartners.ie

For further information on Accommodation,
Social Programme and Registration
Please contact: Echa2018@conferencepartners.ie

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The 15th Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness (APCG 2018), 20-24 August 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

Ching-Chih Kuo  
The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand, would like to extend our warm welcome to invite you to participate in the international conference “The 15th Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness (APCG2018)” which will be organized in Bangkok during 20-24 August 2018.

Conference theme: "Inspiration, Motivation, and Creativity: Leading the Way to Giftedness"

Important Dates
Open Registration
* 1 October 2017 - 30 June 2018: Online registration "Early Bird Rate"
* 1-31 July 2018: Online registration "Regular Rate"

Paper Submission
* 1 October 2017: First call for abstract submission
* 31 March 2018: Deadline for abstract submission
* 30 April 2018: Notification of acceptance
* 31 May 2018: Deadline for payment (to confirm the presentation)

Contact us
For Conference:
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC),
National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
Tel: (66) 2564 6700 ext. 3379-3382
Fax: (66) 2564 6574
E-mail: apcg2018@nstda.or.th

For Youth Summit:
E-mail: apcg2018@nstda.or.th

Mailing Address:
Sirindhorn Science Home (APCG 2018)
National Science and Technology Development Agency
111 Thailand Science Park, Phahonyothin Road
Khlong Nueng, Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand

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Infusing Imagination into Science Problem Solving

Ching-Chih Kuo  
Asia-Pacific Forum for Science Talented (APFst) hosted by K-12 Education Administration, Ministry of Education, Taiwan and organized by National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) is designed to provide middle and high school students with opportunities to get to know each other, showcase their talent, and work collaboratively. Targeted participants are middle high school talented students who are aged 13-16. Each participating country or region is invited to send a delegation consisting of a team of up to two teachers and six students. English is used as the conference language.

The APFst event has been held twice in the summer so far. This year’s APFst will operate again at the NTNU campus from Saturday 1 July to Thursday 6 July 2017 with stimulating speakers and interesting activities.
The 2017 APFst is much larger, with participants from the Asia-Pacific region and the world. The event will bring together 93 students and 34 teachers from 15 countries and regions, including Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Russia, Vietnam, and Taiwan. Two senior officials from Ministry of Education in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will attend the forum this year.

Professor Ching-Chih Kuo, Department of Special Education, NTNU and the Chairperson of the APFst Organizing Committee, says that supporting the New Southern Policy of the government and International Day of the Gifted, the 2017 APFst is a possibility of cross-border cooperation and cross-border friendship that will be established and strengthened during group discussions.

The 2017 APFst has the theme “Imagination and Future Scientists” and the program had an array of activities highlighting this theme. For example, the opening ceremony will take place at R202 of General Building, NTNU at 15:00 on Saturday 1 July. Don’t miss the multicultural show at the opening ceremony and we believe that students from different countries will be creative in the way showing their amazing performance. The keynote speech on the second day, 2 July, will be by Director-General Professor Wei-Hsin Sun, National Museum of Natural Science on the topic of “Exploring the Final Frontier- An Effort for Humans to Become a Multiplanetary Species”. The speech is designed to widen the participants’ perspectives and diversify their views on natural science. The multinational team-based hands-on project will allow student delegates to engage in discussion related to science for social concern, and to help familiarize them with the roles of global citizens. The teacher symposium in the afternoon of 2 July with 6 invited speakers provides opportunities to strengthen international relations and encourage cooperation. The teacher forum session will let the teacher delegates share ideas and show how they infuse imagination into their teaching practices.

For more information about APFst, please contact us at kaykuo@ntnu.edu.tw. For a gallery of photos, please visit the APFst Facebook fan page at https://goo.gl/xSzxKX.

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The IRATDE conference, 6 to 9 October 2017 in Dubai (UAE)

Daniel Patrick Balestrini  
Dear Practitioners and Researchers:

The biennual conference of the International Research Association for Talent Development and Excellence (IRATDE) will be held from 6 to 9 October 2017 in Dubai (UAE) in cooperation with the Hamdan Award for Distinguished Academic Performance. The conference motto is Cutting-Edge Research on Talent Development.

Registration is open; and proposals for poster-based conference talks are currently being accepted (www.hagc.ae).

Join the IRATDE and the Hamdan Award in October in Dubai for all the latest on talent development.

An inspiring lineup of talks by word-leading scientists and an equally inspiring city await you!

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