FLAG 2017 Annual Conference

Click HERE for a link to the 2017 Annual Conference Booklet!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Sept 15-16 Florida Association for the Gifted conference was rescheduled.

The new dates are:

November 4: 2017 FLAG Conference (formerly Sept. 15)

November 5: FLAG Post-Conference Day Events (formerly Friday, Sept. 15 events)

St. Augustine, FL at Flagler College

Conference Dates and Times

This year’s conference will be held on November 4, at the historic Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida, (74 King St, St Augustine, FL 32084.) It begins at 7:30am with registration, and the welcoming ceremony at 8am.

Sunday, November 5, will be the post-conference day, beginning at 8:00 am for registration and the welcoming ceremony is at 8:30 am.

We have many different types of registration categories, so please find the one that suits your needs (if the category requires a code, it should have been sent to you if you qualify- if not, please email [email protected] Thank you!)

Saturday Night VIP Pirate Dessert Party

Our guests who are registered for both days of the conference (Saturday and Sunday,) are invited to attend the VIP Pirate Dessert Party on Saturday night, (you will receive your ticket during registration on Saturday.) Plan on dressing up for the event in historic or pirate costume themes (optional!) and getting to mingle with our VIP guests (keynote and mini-keynote speakers, as well as our donors/sponsors and vendors and more.) This event will have a cash bar and dessert for our guests, as well as a pirate story-teller who will entertain us with historic tales of St. Augustine and Florida. We hope to see you there!


St. Augustine Tours

2017 FLAG conference registration also includes discounts to tours and events around the city, including a 1.5-hour walking tour that is being provided to all conference registrants for free, by the “Tour Saint Augustine” company. In order to sign up for that free historic walking tour, as well as any other tour discounts they are offering our participants, you need to RSVP with their company as soon as possible. Each attendee to the conference will be able to show their registration badge in order to receive the free walking tour. You can RSVP with Tour St. Augustine at 904-825-0087. Let them know you will be with the gifted conference. (They will be able to talk with you about available hours.) You can also ask them about half-price conference group rates to their ghost tour, history/mystery tour, and savory faire food tours.

Movie Showing

We are excited to also be able to show the documentary, Rise: The Extraordinary Journey of the Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted, from the Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted. This movie is normally available for purchase from the Daimon Institute’s website, but 2017 FLAG conference registrants will be able to view this movie as part of your conference package, during our closing ceremony on Saturday, November 4! (Thank you to the Daimon Institute for a reduced price for FLAG to be able to do this!)

Hotel Group Rates

We have group rates arranged with a couple of hotels in the area for a limited number of rooms that you can reserve. If they fill up, there are many other hotels in that area as well as bed and breakfast options that you can arrange privately.

To contact the Holiday Inn Express, St. Augustine North, contact 1-800-HOLIDAY.

Their rate is $125/night for Friday and Saturday nights. This hotel provides free hot breakfast buffet and free parking.


Conference Schedule
Conference Overview
*Exhibitors will be open from 9:30am-4:30pm Saturday and 8am-12:00pm Sunday.

7:30-8:00 Continental breakfast
8:00-8:30 Welcome and business meeting
Mayor Nancy Shaver, Dr. Sally Blake, Superintendent Tim Forson
8:30-9:20 Keynote: Roger Fisher
9:35-10:25 Workshop session 1- breakout sessions plus these special panels:
Early Gifted Learner Panel
Gifted Research Panel
10:40-11:30 Workshop session 2- breakout sessions plus these mini-keynotes:
Mini-keynote: Dr. Donna Ford
Mini-keynote: Dr. Michael Postma
Mini-keynote: Roger Fisher
11:45-12:45 Raffle, Live Auction, and Award Ceremony
12:45 pm Box lunches handed out following the award ceremony
1:00-1:30 VIP meet and greet- Bring your lunch and meet the keynote speakers!
1:45-2:35 Workshop session 3- breakout sessions plus:
VIP Panel on “The Gifted Frontier”
2:50-3:40 Workshop session 4- breakout sessions plus these mini-keynotes:
Mini-keynote: Roger Fisher
Mini-keynote: Patricia Gatto-Walden
3:55-4:45 Keynote: Dr. Patrick Simpkins, NASA
5:00-6:30 Closing ceremony
Silent auction results
Movie: Rise

*Evening activities: Tours available, dinner on your own- enjoy St. Augustine!
8:00-10:00 VIP Pirate Dessert Party for 2-day conference attendees and VIP guests (at the historic Markland House)

8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-9:00 FLAG Welcome
Section A (educators, administrators) Mini-keynote: Beyond Achievement,
with Dr. Patty Gatto-Walden
Section B (parents and others)- Roundtables

Section B (parents and others) Mini-keynote: Beyond Achievement,
with Dr. Patty Gatto-Walden
Section A (educators, administrators)- Roundtables

11:00-11:30 Speed lessons/Activities
11:35-12:30 Keynote: Dr. Donna Y. Ford

> Our FLAG refund procedure is the following:
> If you cancel your registration more than two weeks prior to a conference, we are happy to refund your registration payment, minus a $25 administrative fee. (If a registration includes the price of membership, that amount is not refundable.) The Florida Association for the Gifted does not refund conference fees within 2 weeks of the event because by that time all conference expenses have been applied and set up.
> If you are able to find someone else who wants to purchase your tickets you are welcome to do so and let us know whose name to transfer the registration to. Please let us know what you decide.
> We are sorry to hear you are unable to attend.


Sponsors, Donors, and Vendors

Please help us reach out to potential sponsors and donors. You may share any of this information, and we would be thrilled if you would!

Potential Vendor Letter
Sponsor and Donation Request
Vendor Form
Additional Opportunities

FLAG thanks our sponsor, Duke TIP, for co-hosting the VIP Pirate Dessert Party at the 2017 FLAG Conference in St. Augustine!