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2023 GAGC Annual Convention

  • Monday, March 06, 2023
  • 7:00 AM
  • Tuesday, March 07, 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • The Georgia Center's UGA Hotel and Conference Center - Athens, GA
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  • Membership expiration date must be after March 5, 2023
  • Membership expiration date must be after March 5
  • Membership must be current through March 5, 2023.
  • Electrical Caddy provided by the Georgia Center

Registration is closed

2023 GAGC Convention Information

March 6 - 7, 2023

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel

Athens, GA

Creating Gifted Connections:

Past, Present, Future

Convention Prices Include:

  • Admission to GAGC Convention Monday and Tuesday
  • Continental breakfast and snacks both days
  • Lunch Monday 

Registration Type                                        Member         Non-Member

Early Bird Registration (until Nov 15)       $300                   $350

Regular Registration (Nov 16 - Jan 15)     $350                  $400

Late Registration (Jan 16 - Feb 15)            $400                  $450


On-line registration is closed:

We have reached capacity for attendance this year. You may join the waitlist by clicking the link on the left. 

Vendors may still complete registration by contacting GAGC

Payment by PO/Check:

  • Individuals download fill out this registration form and mail (or email) with purchase order or check as indicated on form.
  • Exhibitors, Vendors, and Sponsors download the Exhibitor/Vendor/Sponsor Packet and print the registration form and mail with check as indicated on the form

Hotel Accommodations

 The UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
  is the official host  
for the 2023 GAGC Convention. 

Please call the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel to book your rooms at the special GAGC Convention Rate. (706) 542-2134

Or book online:

For conference room rate please use the GAGC Block Code: 95419 Prior to January 30, 2023

Other lodging: 
Last Day to Book: Friday, February 3, 2023

SpringHill Suites - Athens Downtown/University Area
$149 USD per night
Book your group rate for GA Association of Gifted Children

Holiday Inn Express - University Area, Athens - 515 Broad Street
$109 USD per night ($5 parking)
Book Holiday Inn Express online

Hilton Garden Inn - Downtown Athens - 390 E Washington Street
$134 USD per night ($10 parking)
Book Hilton Garden Inn online

Keynote Speakers

Emily Kircher-Morris

Emily Kircher-Morris, M.A., M.Ed., LPC, inspired by her own experiences as a twice-exceptional (2e) learner, is dedicated to supporting 2e children—including her own—in a way she wasn’t during her academic years. She has taught in gifted classrooms, has been a school counselor, and is now in private practice as a licensed professional counselor, where she specializes in helping gifted and twice-exceptional kids. 

Emily is the president and founder of the Gifted Support Network and speaks at statewide and national conferences. She also hosts Neurodiversity Podcast, which explores parenting, counseling techniques, and best practices for enriching the lives of high-ability people. Emily lives near St. Louis, Missouri.

Lisa Van Germert

Using a combination of neuropsychology, pedagogy, experience, humor, technology and sheer fun, Lisa Van Gemert shares best practices in education with audiences around the world. She is an expert consult to television shows including Lifetime’s "Child Genius," and a writer of award-winning lesson plans, as well as numerous published articles on social psychology and pedagogy and four books, including the Legacy Award winning book, Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough. A former teacher, school administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, she shares resources for educators and parents on her websites & She holds an undergraduate degree in English and an M.Ed.T. from the University of Texas at Arlington. When she’s not trying to teach random kids she meets in the grocery store, she is a volunteer genealogist for the Daughters of the American Revolution and will happily search old newspapers for your family. Lisa and her husband Steve are the parents of a lot of sons and live in Arlington, Texas.

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