2017 GAGC Annual Convention
March 13 - 14, 2017
The Georgia Center's UGA Hotel and Conference Center
Online Registrations (Payment via credit card)
Printable Registration Form (Payment via check, POs)
GAGC Online App Customer Support
option #1 and you will be provided
with immediate assistance while on-site.
Reserve by 3/1/2017 for Convention Rate at the link below:
You may also book a reservations by calling Hilton Reservations toll-free number at 1-800-HILTONS. Please mention the GA Assoc. of Gifted Children at Hampton Inn Athens GA or the unique code CHXGAA to receive group rate.
2017 Keynote Speaker
Kim Bearden, Co-founder, Executive Director, and
language arts teacher at the highly acclaimed Ron Clark
Academy, an innovative middle school and educator
training facility in Atlanta. Over the past nine years, over 36,000 educators from around
the world have visited Kim’s classroom at the Academy and have attended her workshops to learn better ways to engage students, promote academic rigor, and create a climate and culture that promotes success.
Kim was recently honored at the White House for being inducted into to the National Teachers Hall of Fame. She was selected from over 70,000 nominations to be honored as the Disney American
Teacher Awards Outstanding Middle School Humanities Teacher. The Milken Family Foundation
selected her to receive the Award for Excellence in Education, and she was chosen from among 7000
teachers as Teacher of the Year in Cobb County, Georgia. Women Works Media Group named her
one of Georgia’s Most Powerful and Influential Women.
Over the past twenty-nine years, she has been a teacher, instructional lead teacher, curriculum
director, school board member, staff development trainer, and middle school principal.
Kim’s book, Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me, made several bestseller lists, the
LA Times Bestseller List being among them.
Source: Premiere Speakers Bureau