Beyond IQ

Last updated: 6/13/2003

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In 2002, the Beyond IQ conference arrived in Chicago! We will be returning to the Sheraton Suites Elk Grove Village, eight miles northwest of Chicago O'Hare Airport, on June 20, 21, & 22. This will be a chance to meet and talk with other professionals and families, while giving the children a chance to be together! Join us!



Competition and Cooperation with Highly and Profoundly Gifted Children

June 20 - 22, 2003

Keynote Speakers:

 Jim Delisle


Donald Asher

author of Cool Colleges for the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different

Plus: Special Guest  Tamora Pierce!

Program Features:

Issues regarding competition and/or cooperation - and how they affect these children

Small group discussions on topics selected by the attendees

Speakers! We are currently expecting: Anna Caveney, Sue Jackson, Michelle Kane, Carolyn K., Kit Finn, Cathy Marciniak, Kim Marciniak, Betty Meckstroth, Michael Rios, Mike Robison, Josh Shaine, Wenda Sheard, Kara Sheehan, Sarah Taub, Valerie Vandermeer, and Maddi Wallach

Children's Program! We're expecting presenters including Julie Billet, Kathy Kittredge, Tamora Pierce, Mike Robison, Barbara Rooks, Josh Shaine, Wenda Sheard, Richard Thieret, and Dan Tichenor.

And of course, an indoor pool open late!


Location: Sheraton Suites Elk Grove Village  Elk Grove Village, Illinois  
Hotel Reservations: $79/night.

You cannot be registered as a guest of the conference from the Sheraton website. If you wish to stay at the hotel, please contact them at 847-290-1600, or use the general Sheraton Reservations number  -- 1-800-325-3535.  Say you are attending the Gifted Conference Planners event.  While there is an Internet rate of $79, the same as ours, the conference does not get credit rooms booked via the Internet. 

Adult and Children's Program Schedule and Descriptions

If you're bringing children too young to participate in the programming, click here.

Young Adult Workshops

Early registration discount: Register between 5/21 and 5/31 to save 10% off registration fees for the Conference.

Registration Information

Presentation Proposals are still being accepted!

Vendor Opportunities

Links of Interest:

Illinois Association for Gifted Children (IAGC)

Indiana Association for the Gifted
Iowa Talented and Gifted Association (ITAG)

Michigan Alliance for Gifted Education

Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT)

SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) July 11 - 13, 2003

St Louis Marriott Pavilion Downtown, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

The Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted (WATG)

Hoagies' Gifted Conferences Page

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