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NAGC22 Prospectus

Keynotes and Featured Sessions

We look forward to being inspired and challenged by the presenters below.


Genein Letford

Thursday, November 17, 3:00 pm

Opening Keynote speaker Genein Letford is an award-winning educator, best-selling author, and global speaker on Intercultural Creativity. Recognizing that culturally responsive instruction helps educators close achievement gaps, CAFFE offers a program that expands the capacity of educators to serve students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Rodney Walker

Sunday, November 20, 10:30 am

Closing Keynote Rodney Walker is an author, entrepreneur, and inspirational speaker. He faced numerous obstacles as a foster child and had extreme difficulty in school. But Mr. Walker found his way with determination and help from others. Hear how he fought his way to a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College and graduate degrees from Harvard and Yale University. 


Mark Runco, Ph.D.

Mark Runco, Ph.D, Friday's Featured Speaker is a leading scholar in creativity at Southern Oregon University. He has created tests to measure creative potential and performance. Each year he organizes an international creativity conference. In his session, Dr. Runco will speak about ensuring we see the creative potential of our students.

Nicole Tetrault, Ph.D.

Nicole Tetrault, P.D., is a neuroscientist interested in neurodiversity and twice exceptional students. Her book, Insight into the Bright Mind: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Stories of Unique Thinking, explores the science of intelligent, sensitive, and creative brains. 

State of the States in Gifted Education 2021

NAGC and the Council for State Directors of Gifted Education Programs have updated their biannual report looking at what the states are doing for their gifted students.