CAGT Conference 2022 – Unconventionally, Unconditionally Gifted 

With the close of the NAGC convention, we want to thank ALL of our Colorado educators, administrators, mental health support persons and parents for attending this national event. Our Colorado GT community was overwhelmingly present and NAGC noticed! It was all of you who showed our nation and the world that  Colorado is an incredible place for gifted and 2e learners and CAGT couldn’t be prouder to a part of this ensemble. We thank you!

It’s time now to get back on track and to begin the planning for CAGT’s annual conference which will return in 2022 at 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. Start thinking of proposals to submit and make sure you save the date to attend –  we can’t wait to see you there!

Below are the top three 2021 CAGT Art Contest winners in every division  – scroll below.


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 next summer so stay tuned!

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Exhibitors and Sponsorships

Exhibitors and Sponsors – We would love to have you exhibit or be a sponsor at our 2022 conference at the Embassy Suites in Loveland. Information will be available next spring. See you then!

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Call for Proposals for the CAGT 2022 Conference will open in March. Check back then for more information.

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.

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CAGT Scholarship Applications for the 2022 Annual Conference will open in March. Information and applications will be available at that time, so check back then to apply.

This year CAGT is hosting the NAGC annual convention, but even though we are not putting on our own conference we are still offering our CAGT Scholarships for recipients to attend the national convention – how exciting!! Speaking of exciting, CAGT is not only offering our Colorado Scholarship for Diverse Talent Development (Colorado Scholars) and the Leaders in Action scholarship, but we have added two new scholarships – Teachers of Color and Mental Health Support. All four scholarships were created for educators and administrators interested in learning how to better their pedagogy to support the needs of gifted students and programming at their schools.

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.

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Youth Impact Award Nominations will open in March

The 2022 Youth Impact Award nominations will open in early March. Please start thinking about those students whom you know that have made on impact in their school, in their community or beyond. Students who are selected for this award will be honored at our 2022 CAGT Conference October 17th at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, Colorado. The Youth Impact Award is 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. Four children from the state of Colorado 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.

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2022 CAGT Leadership Award Nominations will open in April.

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 we will be accepting nominations for the 2022 conference in the spring of 2022. Please check back then for more information and to submit a nomination.


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