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Upcoming Events

The Davidson Institute hosts and attends numerous conferences and events throughout the year, both in-person and virtual. Some of the events listed below are for Davidson program participants only, while others are open to the public. We would be happy to make your acquaintance at one of them!

September 28, 2023

Parent Mix & Mingle
Connecting with other members in the program is a benefit to Young Scholar families, and so, we are piloting this Mix & Mingle event to provide parents an opportunity to network and discuss their parenting journey in an informal setting. Join us for this event where you can connect with other parents with Young Scholars.(Young Scholars – Only Event)

October 3, 2023

Parent Consulting Circle
Sometimes, the profoundly gifted trajectory isn’t a straight line. Parents may have questions or find themselves in situations that require unique insight from others experienced with this special population. Join this session, led by the staff of Family Services, to ask questions in a live group setting and gain perspective in ways you can support your Young Scholar..(Young Scholars – Only Event)

October 11, 2023

Understanding the PG Path: The PG Brain
In working with families of profoundly gifted children, our Family Services team has noticed trends and commonalities that arise at various points of a Young Scholar’s life. Led by a Family Services team member, you are invited to join this session and learn about the Family Consultant perspective pertaining to the PG brain and the characteristics of PG people. (Young Scholars – Only Event)

October 16, 2023

Young Scholar Application Q&A
If you have questions about what the Young Scholars Program is or how we can support your student, please consider attending an Application Q&A; session Monday, August 14, 2023 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time.

October 16, 2023

Advocacy Support Circle: My Kid’s Not Like Other Kids – Is That Normal
Led by a member of the Family Services Team, you are invited to join this session to discuss the challenges and strategies discussed in October's Advocate Together. October’s Advocacy Support Circle theme is My Kid's Not Like Other Kids - Is That Normal? In this event, we'll explore how the tools and strategies discussed in the October Issue of Advocate Together can help you support your child in situations that may not be built to meet their needs. (Young Scholars – Only Event)

October 17, 2023

Why Horror? The History and Context of our Favorite Scary Stories with Kaytlin Smith
This presentation intends to explain why we revel in all things scary every Halloween season through the history and contexts of horror media. Participants will examine key authors, novels, and films, situating them in time to understand what makes the genre so popular. The presentation will encourage students to engage critically with media, considering the cultural implications of horror literature to become well rounded readers and thinkers as they head into another Halloween season. (Young Scholars – Only Event)

October 18-21, 2023

Illinois Association for Gifted Children (IAGC) Annual Conference
The Davidson Institute will be exhibitors at this conference, which includes sessions for both educators and parents. (Naperville, Ill.)

November 8, 2023

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship is dedicated to honoring young people for their work in the STEM and Humanities fields, as well as Outside the Box. Recognized by Forbes as “one of the nation’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarships,” the Fellows scholarship is one of “The 10 Biggest Scholarships in the World” by and one of “7 Prestigious Undergrad Scholarships” in U.S. News & World Report. Awards of $50,000, $25,000, and $10,000 scholarships are available for gifted and high-achieving students, 18 years old or under, who have completed a significant piece of work. With the 2023 application available we invite you to join us for the 2024 Davidson Fellows Scholarship Information Session taking place on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023 at 4:00pm Pacific Time.

This hour long information session provides attendees the opportunity to hear more about the elements of the Davidson Fellows scholarship. The event will include a presentation on eligibility, scholarship categories, rules and regulation, and how to apply. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions after the presentation. For those who are unable to attend, a recording will be shared and posted to the Davidson Fellows page.

November 9-12, 2023

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Annual Convention
The Davidson Institute will be exhibitors at this conference, the largest gathering devoted to gifted and talented education. (Lake Buena Vista, Fla.)