CAGT Conference 2022 – Unconventionally, Unconditionally Gifted 

The planning for CAGT’s annual conference has begun! We will return to the Embassy Suites in Loveland, October 16-18th. We are so excited about our theme Unconventionally, Unconditionally Gifted as it is imperative that we find, identify and support the unconventional gifted learner and to stop placing conditions on their giftedness.

Here are conference items and when they are scheduled to open. Please scroll down to find the event and information you need.

~ Call for Proposals – NOW OPEN! Proposals are due June 27th.
~ Youth Impact Awards – NOW OPEN! Nominations are due by June 5th.
~ Scholarships (CO Scholars, Leaders in Action, Teachers of Color and Mental Health Support) – NOW OPEN! Applications are due no later than August 22nd.
~ CAGT Leadership Awards – NOW OPEN! Nominations are due no later than August 22nd.
~ Exhibitors and Sponsorships – NOW OPEN! Information to exhibit and/or to help sponsor events at conference are now available.
~ Conference Registration – NOW OPEN! Early Bird pricing ends Sept 16th.

~ Family Institute Registration

It’s time to submit your proposals, nominate people who should be recognized for their work in our field and students who have made an impact in their community.  It’s also time to register for conference! Click the Green button below to register for the Early Bird registration fee. You can use this school year’s budget to register as the Early Bird pricing ends September 16th. Can’t wait to see you in October!

Conference Registration is Now Open!

Call for Proposals for the CAGT 2022 Conference is now open. For more information and to submit proposals click below.

Please consider sharing your knowledge and expertise about our gifted children and their unique needs at our 2022 conference October 16th-18th, 2022. Our professional conference offers over 80 presentations from experts in the field of gifted education and has an annual attendance of over 800 educators, administrators, parents and community members.

Now accepting proposals

CAGT Scholarship Applications for the 2022 Annual Conference are now available.

We are so excited to be back in person this fall for our 44th Annual Conference: Unconventionally, Unconditionally Gifted, October 16th-18th, 2022. This year the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented is offering four scholarships to attend conference for educators, administrators and mental health providers interested in learning how to better their pedagogy to support the needs of gifted students and programming at their schools.

In addition to our Colorado Scholars and Leaders in Action scholarships, we are happy to be offering our two newest scholarships again this year to help send our teachers of color and our mental health support personnel to conference.

Please click on the link below to get more information to see if you are a qualified applicant for one of these scholarship opportunities and to apply. We are excited to have you join us at Conference this fall!

Scholarship Registrations Are Now Open

Youth Impact Award Nominations are NOW OPEN!

Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT) is pleased to announce that the 2022 CAGT Youth Impact Awards are now open and we are accepting nominations. These awards are designed to recognize children ages 7-18, who have made a positive, meaningful, and beneficial impact on others in their classroom, school and/or community. CAGT will be choosing four children from the state of Colorado who will be named CAGT Youth Impact Award Students: one student for the Junior Division (ages 7-9), one student for the Senior Division (ages 10-12), and two students for the Masters Division (ages 13-18). All four students who are selected will receive a CAGT Certificate of Excellence and a cash reward. Click here for more information and to submit a nomination.

Click here for nomination information

2022 CAGT Leadership Award Nominations are now being accepted.

Each year individuals are honored for their outstanding achievements and contributions in our gifted community throughout Colorado. Leadership Awards are presented in the following categories: George T. Betts Inspiration Award, Jacquelin Medina Visionary Leadership Award, Parent of the Year, Educator of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Special Advocate of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award each year at our CAGT annual conference. If you would like to nominate someone for their extraordinary efforts in the field of gifted education from our Colorado gifted communities, we are now accepting nominations for the 2022 conference. Please click the green button below for more information and to submit a nomination.

Nominations are Now Available

Exhibitors and Sponsorships

Exhibitors and Sponsors –  CAGT appreciates your desire to participate in our 44th Annual Conference, Unconventionally, Unconditionally Gifted. We would love to have you exhibit and/or be a sponsor at our 2022 conference at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, as it is your support that helps make our conference a success! Information for both exhibiting and sponsoring is available in this event this year. Please take some time to check out all of the options. We hope you join us this fall!

Registration is Now Open

Family Institute

Family Institute 2022 will return to our annual CAGT Conference this coming fall!

We want to thank you for attending NAGC’s Parent Day. We hope that you found it engaging and informative. CAGT will be planning our Family Institute for our 2022 conference and more information on this wonderful event will be available this spring so stay tuned!

Registration Opens in August

The 2020 CAGT Leadership and Youth Impact Award Winners!

Leadership Award Winners

George T. Betts Inspirational Award:
Jane Goff (Denver)

Jacquelin Medina Visionary Leadership Award:
Heather Baskin (Grand Junction)

Lifetime Achievement:
Leanne Cook (Elizabeth, CO)

Special Advocate:
Lisa Webster (Breckenridge)

Special Appreciation:
Anne Dunlevie (Eagle)

Educator of the Year:
Deb Darnell (Boulder)
Sharon Muench (Littleton)

Parent of the Year:
Wendy Allsbrook Javier (Durango)

Youth Impact Award Winners

Junior Division
Kapil and Sunand Bhandaram
Cottonwood Creek Elementary, Englewood

Senior Division
Charlotte Pankratz
Webber Middle School, Fort Collins

Masters Division:
Delaney McNally
Loveland High School, Loveland

Jake Sheykhet
Grandview High School, Aurora

CAGT’s 3rd Annual Art Contest Winners!

CAGT would like to congratulate our 2021 Art Contest Winners

Elementary Division


1st Place – Liam Castle
Grade 4
Chappelow K-8
Greeley Evans Weld County School District 6, Evans


2nd Place – Peter Milanowski
Grade 5
Louisville Elementary School
BVGT, Louisville


3rd Place – Danny Henes
Grade 3
Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning
District 11, Colorado Springs


Middle School Division


1st Place – Yufan Liu
Grade 8
Challenger Middle School
District 20, Colorado Springs


2nd Place – Jenna Kiefer
Grade 8
Roger Quist Middle School
27J Schools, Thornton


3rd Place – Truitt Eisenbrandt
Grade 7
Littleton Academy
Littleton Public Schools, Littleton


High School Division


1st Place – Emma Atkinson
Grade 12
Strasburg High School
Strasburg School District, Strasburg


2nd Place – Tied – Arianna Woodford
Grade 12
Centennial High School
District 60, Pueblo


2nd Place – Tied – James Noel
Grade 9
Silver Creek High School
St. Vrain Valley School District, Longmont


Congratulations to all of our winners and every student who submitted their interpretation of our conference theme this year – The Beauty of Colorado Inside and Out.  The artwork was remarkable and we hope to see even more incredible entries at our next conference!

Here is a peek at all of the artwork, but remember voting is closed.
Elementary Division
Middle School Division
High School Division