Call for applications to organize the 4th Thematic ECHA Conference in 2025

International ECHA Conferences have been the biannual summits of European talent support in the last three decades. The 2016 General Assembly of ECHA modified the Standing Orders of ECHA allowing the organization, of a (much) smaller, thematically well-focused, research oriented ECHA Thematic Conference in between the two biannual International ECHA Conferences. The 1st Thematic ECHA Conference was organized in Dubrovnik (Croatia), between 16-18 October 2019 on Creativity Research & Innovation in Gifted Education: Social, Individual and Educational Perspective. The 2nd Thematic ECHA Conference was held online in Budapest (Hungary) between 25-27 March 2021 on Closing the achievement gaps in gifted education. The 3rd Thematic ECHA conference on teaching Highly Able Students will be held in Israel between Feb 28 – March 2 2023.

The General Committee of ECHA invites organizations involved in gifted education or help of highly able young people in Europe to submit their application to organize the 4th Thematic ECHA Conference in 2025. The Guidelines for a Thematic ECHA Conference can be downloaded from HERE. You should submit your application using the Application Form downloadable from HERE before 30th of November 2023. Please send the proposal by e-mail to the Secretary of ECHA, Dr. Colm O’Reilly to: colm.oreilly@dcu.ie  before 30th November 2023. By December 18th the ECHA General Committee will discuss the proposal, inform applicants about each others proposal, and the opinion of the General Committee about the proposals. Applicants will be able to withdraw or modify their application until January 31st 2024. The General Committee will announce the organizer, time and venue of the 4th Thematic ECHA Conference by 14th of February 2024 at the ECHA web-site. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

ECHA 2022: Call for abstracts

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

With great pleasure the National Talent Centre of the Netherlands would like to extend you a warm welcome to join us next year in The Hague, The Netherlands, as we host the 18th Conference of the European Council for High Ability on 31 August – 3 September 2022. Abstract submissions are welcome for consideration and can be submitted via the conference website until Monday 11 April 2022, 23.59 hrs. CET. 

CONFERENCE THEMES

  • Innovative Educational Practices
  • Creativity without Limits
  • Supporting Talent Development & Personal Growth
  • Connecting Research & Practice in Meaningful Ways
  • Engaging Every Learner: Motivation & Flow
  • Pupil’s voice
  • Creating New Traditions
  • Giftedness across the Lifespan

SUBMISSION

Abstracts can be submitted through the online submission form only.

The deadline for the online submission is 11 April 2022, 23.59 hrs. CET.

MORE INFO &
CALL FOR ABTRACTS

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Call to organize the 19th International ECHA Conference in 2024

International ECHA Conferences were and remain biannual summits in the last more than three decades. Every two years, the International ECHA conference brings together scientists and practitioners who are dedicated to the field of gifted education and talent support. On one hand, organizing an International ECHA Conference is a time-consuming and exhausting task. On the other hand, it is a rewarding, enriching and satisfying mission, which gives the possibility to you, the Organizer team, to show the world that your country and your organization stand up for the highly able people of all ages, and gives many long-term benefits. The General Committee of ECHA invites organizations involved in gifted education and/or care of highly able young people in Europe to submit their application to organize the 19th International ECHA Conference in September 2024. The Guidelines for an ECHA Conference can be downloaded from HERE (ECHA International Conference guidelines). 

You should submit your application using the Application Form downloadable from HERE (ECHA International Conference proposal 2024) before the 30th of January 2022 by email to ECHA Admin <admin@echa-site.eu>. The ECHA General Committee will then discuss the proposals, inform applicants about each other’s proposal, and the opinion of the General Committee about the proposals. Applicants will be able to withdraw or modify their application until March 30th . The General Committee will announce the time, organizer and venue of the 19th International ECHA Conference to the applicants and at the ECHA website by 30th April 2022. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

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Registration is now open for the

7th Bildungskongress in Muenster

in association with the LemaS-Conference 2021

22.09.-25.09.2021


Identifying Potential – Developing Talents – Sustainable Education

We are pleased to announce the 7th Bildungskongress in Muenster entitled “Identifying Potential – Developing Talents – Sustainable Education”, which will take place from September 22nd to 25th, 2021, together with the annual conference of the research association “LemaS” (Leistung macht Schule, an initiative to enhance talent development in German schools). The congress will be held digitally. 

The congress aims to connect research approaches from the fields of gifted education and gifted support with sustainability (SDGs) and the related aspect of social responsibility. A central concern are the global challenges of the 21st century (e.g. global climate and world health) and the question, how individualized talent support can prepare pupils of a new generation to meet these challenges in a dedicated, creative and constructive way. Based on these central questions, the congress, on the one hand, aims to ascertain, how the achievement-related potential of children and adolescents can optimally develop on a long-term basis and, on the other hand, how their talents can be integrated with regard to the role of civil society in shaping a sustainable future, in terms of ecology, society, economy, culture, politics, globalization and digitalization. In this context, also the function of states, or, more specifically, of educational policies (e.g. future teacher training, curriculum design and teaching methods for sustainable education) are to be discussed.

Confirmed Speakers are: Rena Subotnik, Jutta Allmendinger, Robert Sternberg, Armin Nassehi, Bernd Ulrich, Sally Reis, Joe Renzulli, Charles Fadel, Jan Bransen, Kristina Reiss, Kai Niebert and Andreas Schleicher (among others).

For more information see: https://icbfkongress.de/ (information in English on the right)

Register here: https://wwuindico.uni-muenster.de/e/mbk2021

Early Bird registration available until 30th June 2021.

If you have questions, feel free to contact our team: icbfkongress@uni-muenster.de 

Call to organize the 19th International ECHA Conference in 2024

International ECHA Conferences were and remain biannual summits in the last more than three decades. Every two years, the International ECHA conference brings together scientists and practitioners who are dedicated to the field of gifted education and talent support. On one hand, organizing an International ECHA Conference is a time-consuming and exhausting task. On the other hand, it is a rewarding, enriching and satisfying mission, which gives the possibility to you, the Organizer team, to show the world that your country and your organization stand up for the highly able people of all ages, and gives many long-term benefits. The General Committee of ECHA invites organizations involved in gifted education and/or care of highly able young people in Europe to submit their application to organize the 19th International ECHA Conference in September 2024. The Guidelines for an ECHA Conference can be downloaded here: ECHA International Conference Guidelines

You should submit your application using the Application Form downloadable here (ECHA International Conference proposal 2024) before the 15th of June 2021 by email to the Vice-President of ECHA, Prof. Albert Ziegler at albert.ziegler@fau.de. By August 31st the ECHA General Committee will discuss the proposals, inform applicants about each other’s proposal, and the opinion of the General Committee about the proposals. Applicants will be able to withdraw or modify their application until October 10th. The General Committee will announce the time, organizer and venue of the 19th International ECHA Conference to the applicants and at the ECHA website by 30th October 2021. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Announcement of the 3rd Thematic ECHA Conference 2023

With great pleasure Gordon Academic College of Education would like to extend you a warm welcome to join our conference, as we host the 3rd Thematic ECHA Online International Conference on teaching gifted and able students. The cooperation of the organizing institution, and support by ECHA will guarantee high quality standards of the conference.

Conference dates:  5th-7th of March, 2023.

Reasons to attend

  • Exposure to latest developments in teaching gifted and able students
  • Creating partnerships that could evolve to further studies
  • Creating a significant body of knowledge regarding theory and practice
  • Opportunity to share and discuss ideas regarding different teaching aspects with researchers, educators,

psychologists, parents, and stakeholders

  • Being part of creating an impact on the education of gifted and able students
  • opportunities for publishing your work

On the conference website  www.echa2023.org

you will find the call for papers, important dates, types of presentations, confirmed keynote speakers and the conference program.

Instructions on submission of abstract and a link to  a Google Form are available on the website.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to use the following conference e-mail address echa23@Gordon.ac.il

An answer is guaranteed as quickly as possible.

We kept registration fees as low as possible to enable policy makers, program coordinators, teachers, and lecturers from all around the world to join and share their knowledge on teaching gifted and able students.

As an ECHA member you will get a discount for presenting and/or participating.

This is a great opportunity to be exposed to, as well as present your professional knowledge, and discuss teaching of gifted and able students all around the world.

All conference keynotes, presentations, and materials will be available to participants for the duration of six months.

We welcome you to take part in this important conference, and are looking forward to receiving your abstract.

Sincerely,

Dr. Hava Vidergor           Dr. Roxana Reichman

Conference Chair             Conference co-chair

On behalf of the conference organizing committee

2nd ECHA Thematic Conference Online in Budapest – Registration Open

The Association of Hungarian Talent Support Organisations (MATEHETSZ) together with the University of Debrecen, Hungary organises the international 2nd Thematic ECHA Conference online in March 2021.

The topic of the Conference is ‘Closing the achievement gap’. The persistent disparity in academic performance or educational attainment between different groups of students is a topical issue in gifted education, and the achievement gap is closely related to the concept of equity, fairness in education, equal access to learning opportunities and greater equality in educational achievement, attainment and benefits, all key goals of a caring talent support system.

Our everyday life now abounds in online meetings and activities due to restrictions
imposed by the pandemic. It was originally planned to receive and host attendees in
Budapest, but given the global circumstances, the Conference had to be converted into an online event. The usual 1.5-2-day thematic conference has been extended a whole week, with opportunities to join it twice a day, at 10:00 a.m. and 16:00 p.m. CET. The presentations of each day will be repeated in the morning of the following day to provide comfortable access to people all over the world. Consequently, the Conference will last for an unusual six days, from 23 to 28 March 2021, so it will actually be a so-called ECHA Thematic Week.

During this week we will hear from leading researchers, keynote and invited speakers such as Márta Fülöp (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Frank C. Worrell (Berkeley, CA), Paula Olszewski-Kubilius (Northwestern University), Jonathan Plucker (Johns Hopkins University) and Tibor Péter Nagy (Hungarian Academy of Sciences).

The measures instigated to fight COVID-19 have made tackling the
underprivileged situation more topical than ever. School shutdowns can deprive students of the educational opportunities they need to build a brighter future, and thereby compound disparities in learning and achievement. In addition, underprivileged students are more likely to remain remote and less likely to have access to the prerequisites of online learning such as electronic devices, internet access and live contact with teachers. Left unaddressed, these opportunity gaps would translate into even wider achievement gaps.

In view of the global economic challenges and in line with our conference topic,
participation at the Conference Week will be free of charge to all, but preliminary
registration is required
.

ECHA members registered to the conference will later be provided access to all presentations for 6 more months.

Please register to the conference here: https://echa2021budapest.org/?page_id=178

For more info visit the website: https://echa2021budapest.org/

If you have any queries relating to the conference, you can contact the conference organisers at ECHA2021Budapest@tehetseg.hu

-Call for Papers-

7th Bildungskongress in Muenster

together with the annual LemaS – Conference

22.-25. September 2021

Identifying Potential – Developing Talents – 

Sustainable Education

CONFERENCE THEME:

The conference aims to connect research approaches from the fields of gifted education and gifted support with sustainability (SDGs) and the related aspect of social responsibility. A central concern are the global challenges of the 21st century (e.g. global climate and world health) and the question, how individualized talent support can prepare pupils of a new generation to meet these challenges in a dedicated, creative and constructive way. Based on these central questions, the conference, on the one hand, aims to ascertain, how the achievement-related potential of children and adolescents can optimally develop on a long-term basis and, on the other hand, how their talents can be integrated with regard to the role of civil society in shaping a sustainable future, in terms of ecology, society, economy, culture, politics, globalization and digitalization. In this context, also the function of states, or, more specifically, of educational policies (e.g. future teacher training, curriculum design and teaching methods for sustainable education) are to be discussed.

We are seeking submissions related to the following fields:

  • Current research on gifted education and talent support
  • Diagnosis-oriented and potential-oriented support 
  • Challenging learning environments 
  • 21st century competencies 
  • Addressing sustainability and other topics of global relevance in the classroom 
  • Onsite and Distance Learning

Overarching question: What can educational policy contribute to a positive development in the above listed fields?  

Submission deadline: 17 January, 2021.

A detailed call with more information on the submission procedure can be found here: https://icbfkongress.de/images/Call_for_Papers_en.pdf Contact: icbfkongress@uni-muenster.de