Welcome to Gifted Summit 2023, 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.
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($195 per person or $180 for 3 or more)
Registration closes December 1, 2022
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Proposals due by November 18
At-a-Glance Conference Schedule
(Subject to change)

Thursday, February 16
8:30-9:00am  Coffee, Breakfast Snacks, and Networking

9:00-9:15am Welcome and School Introductions

9:15-11:15am Classroom Observations in Early Childhood, Lower School, and Middle School 

11:15am-1:00pm Keynote and Lunch Provided on Campus - Student Entertainment 

1:15-2:00pm Breakout Sessions

2:15-3:00pm Breakout Session

3:15-3:30pm Wrap Up and Q&A

6:00-8:00pm Networking Reception

Friday, February 17
8:15-9:00am Coffee, Breakfast Snacks, and Networking

9:00-10:00am Educator Workshops with Dr. Joy Lawson-Davis and Matthew Fugate

10:15-11:00am Breakout Sessions

11:00am-12:30pm Keynote with Matthew Fugate and Lunch on Campus

12:30-1:15pm Breakout Sessions

1:30-2:30pm Educator Workshop
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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Hotel Information
We have a room block reserved at Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown for February 15 - 17, 2023. Go to website to reserve a room. Select "Book a Room" to receive Sycamore's preferred rate.

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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).

C. Matthew Fugate

Fugate is assistant professor, Educational Psychology, and Assistant Chair of Urban Education at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD). He received his doctorate in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies from Purdue University and his Masters from the University of Connecticut. Previously, Matthew worked as an elementary teacher, Gifted Coordinator, and Magnet Coordinator in the Houston Independent School District. His research interests include twice-exceptional students and students from underserved populations. Matthew has presented to audiences nationally and internationally on topics related to twice exceptionality, Total School Cluster Grouping, program development, and creativity. He is an active member of TAGT and NAGC and is the Associate Editor of Teaching for High Potential. Matthew is also the Co-Director for the UHD Call Me MISTER® Initiative, in partnership with Clemson University and the Houston Independent School District to recruit graduating high-school male students of color into the teaching profession.
Indiana’s Only Accredited, Private, Independent Preschool - 8th Grade School for Gifted Students