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 ROCKETS AND DAWGS and will take place at Big Cottonwood Park (4300 South 1300 South)  on Saturday, May 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar for this additional UAGC Family Events.  

  • June 13, 2019:   "STEM Projects" with activities for students and a speaker for parents.

UAGC Family Events are FREE for UAGC members. Join UAGC for $20 and bring the entire family to all Family Events during the year for free. $15 per event per family for nonmembers.

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. The conference will also feature sessions from state and local experts, as well as national presenter Ed Zaccaro.

Parent Night will be on Tuesday, June 11th @ 6:30 PM and will feature Lisa Van Gemert speaking on "Lit From Within: The Secrets of Internal Motivation

A Curriculum and Creativity Extravaganza will be on Thursday, June 13th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Join Captain Creativity for a fun afternoon filled with food, prizes, and strategies you can use in your classroom!

Click HERE to register today!

The Annual Conference is also an opportunity to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of gifted education. If you would like to make a nomination, click HERE for award categories and the nomination form.  

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