Welcome to Gifted Summit 2022, bringing together educators from several schools and several states to discuss issues, plans, priorities, and celebrations that we share as educators in independent schools with missions to serve gifted children.
At-a-Glance Conference Schedule
(Subject to change)

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Wednesday, February 16:
Parent Night with Dr. Joy Lawson-Davis (Theater)

Thursday, February 17
8:15 - 8:30 am
Coffee, Breakfast Snacks, and Networking

8:30 -10:15 am
Welcome and School Introductions (Theater)
Keynote with Dr. Joy Lawson-Davis (Theater)

10:30 - 11:20 am
Breakout Sessions 1 

11:30 - 12:45 pm 
Lunch Provided on Campus - Student Entertainment (Media Center)

1:00 - 1:50 pm
Educator Workshops

2:00 - 2:50 pm
Breakout Sessions 2 & 2e Parent Group Meeting

3:00 - 4:00 pm
Wrap Up and Q&A  (Theater)

6:00 - 8:00 pm
Networking Reception Off-Campus Downtown

Friday, February 18
8:15 - 9:00 am
Coffee, Breakfast Snacks, and Networking

9:00 - 10:30 am
Keynote presentation

10:40 - 11:30 am
Breakout Sessions 3

11:30 - 12:15 pm
Lunch Provided on Campus  (Cafeteria)

12:30 - 1:20 pm
Breakout Sessions 4

1:30 - 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions 5
2022 Gifted Summit hotel: 
Hilton Garden Inn - Downtown Indianapolis
10 E Market St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 955-9700

Downtown hotel with an American grill, plus an indoor pool, fitness room, and more. The hotel is next to Monument Circle, surrounded by city dining, shopping, and nightlife. Discover downtown Indianapolis: the Indiana Convention Center, Bankers Life Fieldhouse events, Lucas Oil Stadium, and White River State Park are all within a mile of our door. Get the $159 conference rate with the code SYC21. 
Conference Location
Sycamore School, 1750 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN
Telephone Number: 317-202-2500
From the Airport
Indianapolis International Airport is easily accessible to downtown and Sycamore School. Fly into Indy and use GO Express and be downtown in less than 30 minutes for just $10!

Directions to Sycamore School
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Joy Lawson Davis, Ed.D

Davis is a career educator with over 40 years of experience as a practitioner, scholar, author, and consultant. In addition to local district and university experiences, Davis served for five years as the Virginia State Specialist for K-12 Gifted services.   A graduate of the College of William & Mary, Dr. Davis holds both masters and doctorate degrees in Gifted Education. Davis has conducted workshops, been a long-term program consultant, and served as a keynote speaker and distinguished guest lecturer across the nation, in South Africa, the Caribbean, Dubai UAE & Turkey. Diversity Education and Gifted Education are her areas of special expertise. Dr. Davis served for five years on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children.

She has published numerous articles, technical reports, and book chapters and is the author of the award-winning book: 
Bright, Talented & Black: a Guide for Families of African American Gifted Learners and  Gifted Children of Color Around the World: Diverse Needs, Exemplary Practices and Directions for the Future, co-edited with Dr. James L. Moore III. Davis is the Special Populations columnist for the NAGC publication: Teaching for High Potential and serves on the Gifted Child Today advisory board. Dr. Davis was awarded the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted organization (SENG).
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