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2016 SENG Annual Conference Call for Proposals

December 18, 2015 9:59 AM | Linda Zanieski (Administrator)

From the SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) web site:


Most conferences about giftedness focus primarily on educational issues. While they may include a few presentations about the social and emotional development, and needs of the gifted and the challenges facing the gifted population, these presentations play a minor role.  SENG conferences reverse the priorities.  

Founded 1981, SENG was formed to bring attention to the unique emotional needs of the gifted.  We believe that recognizing, understanding, and accepting the social and emotional needs of this unique population are the first priorities for parents, teachers, and counselors. SENG supports strong gifted education programs, but we believe the emotional piece is the foundation for the development of healthy, happy, well-adjusted, appropriately educated, and contributing gifted members of society. 

2016 marks SENG’s 34th Annual Conference; dedicated to Gifted: Our Past and Our Future, this year’s conference shall be held in Colonial Williamsburg, Thursday July 21 to Sunday July 24, 2016.    

We invite advocates, educators, entrepreneurs, healthcare providers, individuals, parents and professionals interested in presenting to this unique community to submit their proposal for consideration on or before Thursday, December 31, 2015.    

Conference Themes 

Topics of particular interest include: 

  Social and Emotional Needs 

 Twice Exceptional 

 Counseling 

 Diversity 

 Gifted Adults; Gifted Elders 

 Homeschooling 

 Outliers among Outliers 

 Parenting / Gifted Families 

Conference Structure 

The Conference will be organized over three days Thursday July with a keynote address, Continuing Education Programs, SMPG Training, parallel sessions, an exhibitor’s hall, sponsorship and advertising opportunities.    

Projected attendance 500 persons. 


Call for Proposals 

We would be pleased to receive abstracts from interested presenters that follow SENG Conference 

Themes.  Abstracts should clearly define the objectives of the presentation, topics covered, key conclusions reached, and potential benefits for the gifted community.  Abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length and shall include:  

 Name / Contact Information 

 Presentation Title 

 Brief Description of Presentation.  Please summarize the presentation in 50 words or less   

 Presentation Theme

 Level of Content for Audience 

 Format of Presentation  

 References 

To submit your proposal follow the link.

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