KAGE Conference 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the KAGE 38th Annual Conference February 26-27, 2018 in Lexington at the Marriott Griffin Gate. Please join us as we celebrate 38 years of advocacy and service for Kentucky’s gifted children and youth.  The KAGE Conference will feature two days of presentations from national and state experts on topics and exhibits of interest to educators and parents of gifted children.

We are very pleased Lisa Van Gemert from GiftedGuru.com will return to the KAGE Annual Conference as a keynote speaker on Tuesday, and a session presenter on Monday and Tuesday.  Ms. Van Gemert is well-known in the gifted community for her very informative and entertaining presentations and as a consultant to American Mensa.  We are also pleased to have Dr. Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, director of the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University and a professor in the School of Education and Social Policy, as keynote speaker on Monday. Dr. Olszewski-Kubilius has created programs for all kinds of gifted learners and written extensively on issues of talent development, particularly on programming for under-represented gifted students.

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION – Exhibitors are an important part of the KAGE Annual Conference.  Companies and organizations have the opportunity to offer their products or services to educators and parents of high-ability students. Exhibitors will be recognized in the conference program, and time will be allotted for conference participants to visit exhibit displays each day. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EXHIBITING AT THE KAGE CONFERENCE.

What’s happening:


• Monday Half-Day Sessions
• Tuesday Concurrent Sessions 
• Administrators Institute
• Parent Night
• Creativity Night
• Service and Advocacy Awards
• KAGE Distinguished Student Awards
• Graduate & Undergraduate Poster Session
• Hotel Information
• List of Exhibitors 
• Making a Case to Your Supervisor 
• Possible Funding Source

Effective Instructional Leadership (EILA) and Conference Credit available.

The KAGE Service and Advocacy Awards, which provide recognition of exceptional service and/or advocacy in support of educating Kentucky’s gifted and talented children, and the Distinguished Student Award will be presented at the Conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Lexington in 2018!

last updated 12/04/2017