Mission Statement

Utah Association for Gifted Children advocates for the diverse population of gifted children in the State of Utah. We advance the understanding of the academic and social/emotional needs of gifted children among community leaders, policy makers, educators and parents. We promote the development of quality services to provide educational opportunities for gifted students. We increase the capacity of educators and parents to be agents of change in their schools and communities and in the lives of gifted children.

Membership benefits include an online newsletter published regularly reporting recent events and developments in the field of gifted education, an annual conference registration discount, a voice at the state capitol through a legislative liaison and updates on legislation affecting gifted education, an opportunity to join a UAGC affiliate in your local area, information about UAGC scholarships and awards, and an opportunity to participate on a UAGC Board Committee.

UAGC Circles is just one of the tools members can access on their UAGC member page.  Members can edit their profile, view and print invoices, view event registration, and connect with others.  To get started, login to your member page by clicking on MEMBER LOGIN at the top of this page and start exploring.  Connect with other by posting comments in MY COMMUNITY, create CONNECTIONS with colleagues, and create CIRCLES of conversation.  For information on how to get started, click here to download the "how to's" of UAGC CIRCLES .         

 UAGC 2019 Family Events are sure to be valuable experiences for parents and students alike.  They offer opportunities for families to meet, students to engage in higher level learning activities, and parents to share ideas.  The next event is UAGC's 2019 Parent Night and will take place at The American International School of Utah (4998 Galleria Drive, Murray)  on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. While parents attend a session with Lisa Van Gemert, "The Gifted Guru", children are invited to ENGAGE in two ENRICHING STEAM mini projects. Please register for this event HERE!

2019 UAGC Summer Conference  will be held June 11 -13, 2019 at a new venue - The American International School of Utah in Murray, Utah.  Lisa Van Gemert, "The Gifted Guru", is the keynote speaker and will address topics such as underachievement & risk avoidance, creativity, depth & complexity and perfectionism. 

Teacher Academy Day will be the last day of the conference, Thursday, June 13, 2019.  Participants will register for two half-day sessions: