About the logo designer: Laís Gasparini is a 23 year old web designer. She is originally from Brazil and has been living in Santa Fe, New Mexico since march 2010 as an au pair for the Ellingson family and their sweet 2 year old triplets. She graduated from IPEP College in 2009 as an Information Analyst and has been working with computers ever since. In her free time she enjoys volunteering at the city Animal Shelter walking dogs, taking Zumba dance classes, and working on Photoshop projects.

“The development of this year’s ITAG logo was an exciting Photoshop project for me. Through the usage of Skype, e-mail, Facebook, and phone calls, our brainstorming team (consisting of Linda Moehring, Alicia Ellingson, and myself) was able to come up with great ideas despite the distance between us. With my Photoshop skills, I was able to turn these ideas into a creative and fitting logo for this year’s ITAG conference theme.


Cutting Beyond the Edge: New Realities in Gifted Education

Click here for the 2011 conference brochure

Presenters and Members!

A call for presenters contract and registration form will be available this spring.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Exhibit space is available on a first come-first served basis. Exhibit space is available at $250 per space for commercial vendors and $175 per space for nonprofit vendors. The exhibit space is an 8 ft x 10 ft floor space furnished with one skirted 8 ft table, two chairs, a wastebasket, and one standard sign. Electricity, Internet, and phone are available. There is an additional charge for these services, payable to the hotel. A price schedule is available upon request. Exhibitors are responsible for setting up, attending the booth, and removing all materials. Insurance is the responsibility of the exhibitor.

Door prizes are welcomed, i.e., a gift certificate or a sample of your product. If you are unable to attend, please consider sending a door prize anyway.

An Exhibitor contract to reserve a booth space is available on this website (below) – or you can request a hard copy by calling the ITAG Business Office,

An exhibitor opportunity contract is avaialble below.

General Information

Save the Date!

The 2011 Conference will be held October 17-18, 2011 at the Airport Holiday Inn located at 6111 Fleur Drive in Des Moines, Iowa. Over 400 Iowa educators, parents, students and interested parties are expected to attend this highly respected conference. The Registration form is below and a brochure will be coming soon.

The 2012 Conference will be held October 15-16, 2012 again at the Airport Holiday Inn.

ITAG is proud to announce the Administrator of the Year Award!

ITAG Admin of Year Award form is available below!

To register, or for more information, please see the below conference materials!

2011 Administrator of Year Award – Forms are due each year
by May 31.

Administator of the Year Award Form

Meet the 2011 Keynote Speakers

Click here for the keynote speaker bio information
Click here for David Williamson’s article
Click here for Sally Reis’s article

2011 Keynote and Other Speaker Presentations

Sally R. Beisser, Ph.D., Professor, Drake University School of Education

Play Presentation
Financial Literacy

Kathy Jones, President, AHA – Learners

The Problem With Praise
The Probelm with Praise Video 1
The Probelm with Praise Video 2
Celebrating I, D, D

Hazel Purtell, GATE Educator, ADM Middle & High Schools

Differentiation Middle School

Sally Reis, National Research Center on Gifted and Talented, University of Connecticut

Challenging Talented Readers
Creative Productivity
Developing Enrichment Programs for Young People

Kay Singley, Moravia Community Schools

Early Identification and Programming

Sara St. John, Burlington Community School District

Differentiation: One Teacher’s Journey
ELP Teacher Differentiation Form
Foldable Character
Indentifying Satire G The Simpsons do The Odyssey
Language Foldable
Odyssey Foldable

2011 Graduate Credit

Click here for the 2011 Drake University graduate credit info
Click here for the 2011 Viterbo University graduate credit info
Click here for the University of Iowa College of Education: Belin Blank Center Graduate Credit Flyer
Click here for the University of Iowa 07P:194:WKB Special Projects: Leadership in Gifted Education Syllabus
Click here for the University of Iowa TAG: You’re It Syllabus

2011 Conference Materials

Click here for the special session flyer for Parents
Click here for the Conference Brochure
Click here for the Registration Form
Click here for the 2011 Call for Presenters Info and Form
Click here for the 2011 Exhibitor Contract