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.  There are currently no upcoming events planned, but they will be posted here when they are added to the calendar.

The 2019 UAGC Summer Conference was a great success!  Lisa Van Gemert, "The Gifted Guru", was the keynote presenter and shared best practices in gifted education on a variety of topics throughout the conference.  Other national, state and local experts also provided excellent sessions over the three-day conference.  Visit THIS LINK for presenter handouts and PPT presentations. 

 Mark The Calendar  for two upcoming events.  The UAGC 2020 Winter Symposium will feature Dr. Jonathon Plucker and will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020.  The 2020 UAGC Annual Conference will feature Dr. Jim Delisle and will be held June 9-11, 2020.