APFG Newsletter 2018 Issue 5 No. 1

Dr. Mantak Yuen, Editor, APFG Newsletter 2018 Issue 5 No. 1  
Greetings from the Asia-Pacific Federation on Giftedness!

We are pleased to share with you the APGF Newsletter Special Issue on Creativity, Leadership and Talent Development for Gifted Students in Asia-Pacific.

Special thanks to the graphic designer, Suzannie Leung, and the following contributors to this issue: Kyungbin Park, Usanee Anuruthwong, Ugur Sak,
Shao Wang, Chengke Liu, Yan Kong, Supaporn Sornampon, Ching-Chih Kuo,
Jiyoung Ryu, Liang See Tan, Janna Wardman, Jae Yup Jared Jung, Melinda Gindy,
Fitriani Yustikasari Lubis, Lai Kwan Chan, Tai Kai Ng, Jason CH Yeung,
Faisal Yahya Alamiri, Abu Yazid Abu Bakar, Serene Chan, Jo Ng, Virginia Cheung, Mantak Yuen

We hope you will enjoy and benefit from this sharing of knowledge and experience. Please feel free to pass on the APGF Newsletter to your colleagues, friends, students, administrators and policy makers. You can also invite them to join our conference in August. Registration details for APCG2018 could be found at the conference webpage.

If you have any suggestions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me at email: mtyuen@hku.hk.

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Bidding for APCG 2020 is now open

Professor Kyungbin Park  
The Asia-Pacific Federation on Giftedness (APFG) is now accepting bid proposals to host the 2020 and 2022 Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness (APCG).

The deadline for bid will be 31 July 2018. Please submit your bid by e-mail to APFG President Professor Kyungbin Park at kbpark@gachon.ac.kr or the secretary Quek Chwee Geok at cgquek@gmail.com. Bids will be reviewed by the APFG Executive Committee (ExCo) Members. Potentials bidders are also encouraged to participate in the 2018 Bangkok 15th APCG Conference to present their proposal at the APFG meetings, and answer questions from the Executive Committee members. The successful bidder will be announced during the 2018 Bangkok Conference.

For more details, please see attached documents.

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

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

Dr. Usanee Anuruthwong  
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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The 16th Conference of the European Council for High Ability, 8–11 August 2018, Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland

Professor 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 2018 Asia-Pacific Forum for Science Talented, 11–16 July 2018, Taipei

Professor Ching-Chih Kuo  
We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2018 Asia-Pacific Forum for Science Talented (APFst), which will be held from 11 to 16 July 2018 in Taipei. Please find attached the first announcement. Should you require further information in the meantime, please contact Professor Ching-Chih Kuo (kaykuo@ntnu.edu.tw).

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