KAGE Conference 2020

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the KAGE 40th Annual Conference February 24-25, 2020 in Lexington at the Marriott Griffin Gate. Please join us as we celebrate 40 years of advocacy and service for Kentucky’s gifted children and youth and the founding of KAGE. The 2020 KAGE Annual Conference continues the advocacy envisioned by KAGE’s founders, featuring two days of presentations from national and state experts on topics and exhibits of interest to educators and parents of gifted children.

EXHIBITORS are an important part of the conference experience. This is a great way to showcase your products and services to gifted educators and administrators from across Kentucky and neighboring states. Click HERE to read more about the exposure opportunities for your company at KAGE Conference 2020 and to register as an exhibitor.

PROPOSALS TO PRESENT are now being accepted. These presentations will take place on Tuesday, February 25. Click HERE to read more about submitting a proposal.

We are very pleased to have COLIN SEALE as a KEYNOTE SPEAKER and session presenter on Monday.  Mr. Seale is a critical thinking expert, achievement-gap closing educator, child welfare reformer, rigorous education-for-all advocate, and former attorney who is founder/CEO of thinkLaw—an award-winning program that helps educators teach critical thinking to all students using real-life legal cases and other Socratic and powerful inquiry strategies. On Tuesday we welcome RICK COURTRIGHT, PhD, as KEYNOTE SPEAKER and session presenter. Dr. Courtright is a Gifted Education Research Specialist with the Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program) and is a frequent presenter at conferences, speaking to parents and educators about gifted education.

Let’s blow out candles, enjoy cake, and celebrate 40 years of advocating, networking, and learning relevant information about the needs of gifted children. Go home challenged and empowered to make a difference.

We will be adding more information in the coming months. CLICK ON GREEN LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.


• Monday Half-Day Sessions
• Tuesday Concurrent Sessions
• List of Presenters
• Conference 2020 FAQ
• Administrators Institute
• Parent Night
• Creativity Night
• List of Exhibitors 

• Presenter Short Video Clips
• Service and Advocacy Awards
• KAGE Distinguished Student Award

• Hotel Information
• 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 2020!

last updated 07/05/2019