Welcome to the Iowa Talented and Gifted Association

2016 ITAG Conference

Nurturing the Development of the Whole Gifted Child

October 17-18, 2016

Holiday Inn Airport and Conference Center, Des Moines


Registration is open for the 2016 ITAG conference!

With 2016 ITAG Conference Logokeynote presenters Dr. Jim Delisle and Dr. Patricia Gatto Walden, breakout sessions from educators, and an exhibit hall.  Special guests on Monday, October 17:  Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. David Young, who will be recognized for their support for gifted education in federal education law.

Register at https://itag2016annualconference.eventbrite.com/

Register by September 30 to avoid paying a $25.00 late fee.

Reserve your hotel room at the Airport Holiday Inn (6111 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA 50321) at the conference rate of $95 + tax per night.  Indicate that you are with the ITAG conference for the rate.  Reserve your room by October 2, 2016 to receive the conference rate.

Plan to attend these events:
Pre-conference talk– Sunday, October 16 , 7:00 PM with Ian Byrdseed, of Byrdseed, LLC

Parent Night– Monday, October 17. 7:00 PM with Dr. Jim Delisle.  This event is free and open to the public but please register and select RSVP FREE – Monday night Parent Night so we know to expect you. Dr. Delisle will hold a book signing following his presentation.

Visit our conference page for additional details.



US_Capitol_from_NWCurious about what ESSA means for gifted education in your district and in Iowa?

The gifted community has been celebrating the inclusion of gifted education in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the federal education bill that replaces No Child Left Behind. Now, along with the celebrating, it’s time to begin the advocacy work.  What do you need to know about ESSA and gifted education? What can you do as an advocate in your district or in Iowa? NAGC has two documents that will get you started:

– Review the NAGC action planning suggestions.



ITAG Spring NewsletterThe 2016 ITAG Spring Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the issue.