45th Annual CAGT Conference 2023 – Imagine, Believe, Grow
Believe it or not we are already getting things in motion for our 45th annual CAGT Conference 2023 – Imagine, Believe, Grow. We hope you will join us this year, October 8-10th at the Embassy Suites in Loveland for yet another great event for educators, administrators, mental health personnel, parents and students! Different events that make our conference what it is are starting to open up like Call for Proposals, Youth Impact Awards, Scholarships, and Leadership Awards throughout March and registration soon after that.
Check back often to submit conference proposals; apply for our many scholarships; nominate a colleague for one of our Leadership Awards and a student for our Youth Impact award; or to be an Exhibitor or Sponsor at the conference. Hope to see you this fall!
2023 CAGT Leadership Awards
Nominations for the 2023 CAGT Leadership Awards will be available March 27th. We are proud to present Leadership Awards 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 at CAGT’s 45th Annual Conference. Please check back to nominate deserving individuals for our many awards.
CAGT Scholarship Applications for the 2023
This year’s CAGT Scholarships to attend the our 2023 annual conference Imagine, Believe, Grow are now open. Please take advantage of the many scholarships to attend conference this fall and learn from local, national and international experts from the field of gifted education. We will be 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 offer scholarships to help send our teachers of color and our mental health support personnel to conference. Don’t miss these opportunities! Click below for more information and to apply.
2023 Call for Proposals
Presentation proposals for CAGT’s 2023 Annual Conference Imagine, Believe, Grow can now be submitted. Please consider sharing your knowledge and expertise about our gifted children and their unique needs at our 2023 conference October 8th-10th, 2023. 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. Proposals for breakout sessions for this year’s conference can now be submitted. Click here for more information.
Youth Impact Award Nominations
The 2023 Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT) Youth Impact Awards are back.. Each year these awards are granted to children ages 7-18, who have made a positive, meaningful, and beneficial impact on others in their classroom, school and/or community. CAGT chooses 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 receive a CAGT Certificate of Excellence and a cash reward. Please consider nominating students who you feel are deserving of this award for our 2023 Youth Impact Awards. Nominations are now being accepted. Click here for more information and to submit your nomination.
Exhibitors and Sponsorships
Exhibitors and Sponsors – Come join us for our 45th Annual Conference, Imagine, Believe, Grow. We would love to have you exhibit and/or be a sponsor at our 2023 conference at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, October 8-10th as it is your support that helps make our conference a success! Information for both exhibiting and sponsoring will be available in early April.. We hope you join us this next fall!
The 2022 CAGT Leadership and Youth Impact Award Winners!
Leadership Award Winners
George T. Betts Inspirational Award:
Roger Dowd (Arvada)
Jacquelin Medina Visionary Leadership Award:
Michelle DuBois (Boulder)
Nisia Patalan (Durango)
Sandy Malouff (Santa Fe Trail BOCES)
Special Advocate Award:
Christine Daugherty (Northeast BOCES)
Educator of the Year:
Emily Abell (Littleton)
Julia Lumsargis (Monte Vista)
Youth Impact Award Winners
Prairie Hills Elementary, Thorton
Grandview High School, Cherry Creek
Resurrection Christian School,
CAGT’s 4th Annual Art Contest Winners!
CAGT would like to congratulate our 2022 Art Contest Winners
Elementary K-2 Division
Elementary 3-5 Division
Middle School Division
High School Division
Congratulations to all of our winners and every student who submitted their interpretation of our conference theme this year – Unconventionally, Unconditionally Gifted. 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 – K-2
Elementary Division – 3-5
Middle School Division
High School Division