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arch 4 -5, 2024

Columbus, Georgia 

The Columbus Georgia
Convention & Trade Center

Join us for the 2024 GAGC Annual GAGC Convention and discover the Spectrum of Opportunities the Georgia Association of Gifted Children has to offer! Our fabulous new location this year  is The Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center. 

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Keynote Speakers

Todd Stanley

Todd Stanley is the author of many teacher-education books including Teachers’ Toolbox for Gifted Education, Promoting Rigor Through Higher Level Questioning, and Project-Based Learning for Gifted Students? He served as a classroom teacher for 18 years, teaching everything from 3rd graders to seniors in high school in pull-out, push-in, magnet, and cluster groupings. He is currently the gifted services coordinator for Pickerington Local Schools. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati and teaches on-line to primary students from China for DDC. You can follow him on Twitter @the_gifted_guy or visit his website at where you can access blogs, resources, and view presentations he has given.

Lisa Van Gemert

Using a combination of neuropsychology, pedagogy, experience, humor, technology and sheer fun, Lisa Van Gemert shares best practices in education with audiences around the world. She is an expert consult to television shows including Lifetime’s "Child Genius," and a writer of award-winning lesson plans, as well as numerous published articles on social psychology and pedagogy and four books, including the Legacy Award winning book, Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough. A former teacher, school administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, she shares resources for educators and parents on her websites & She holds an undergraduate degree in English and an M.Ed.T. from the University of Texas at Arlington. When she’s not trying to teach random kids she meets in the grocery store, she is a volunteer genealogist for the Daughters of the American Revolution and will happily search old newspapers for your family. Lisa and her husband Steve are the parents of a lot of sons and live in Arlington, Texas.



Host Hotel

Columbus Marriot
800 Front Avenue Columbus, Georgia 31901

$169 USD per night
Breakfast Included

Book online for the GAGC 2024 Convention

Use code GCH when making reservations by phone. 
Last day to book at group rate: February 2, 2024

DISCLAIMER: Due to limited availability within the hotel, the concierge rooms available to the group do not come with MClub access included in the rate. MClub is limited to Marriott Bonvoy members that are ranked Platinum or above or to purchasing guests. You may add MClub access to your stay for $40.00 per night if desired.

Overflow Hotels: 

Hampton Inn Columbus Downtown
1201 Broadway Columbus, Georgia 31901

  • 1 King with microwave/fridge - $174.00
  • 2 Queen with microwave/fridge - $174.00

Book online for the GAGC Convention

Doubletree by Hilton
5351 Sidney Simons Blvd. Columbus, GA 31904
706-327-6868 (group code GAG)


Tentative Schedule

Convention App: EventMobi 

Event Code: GAGC2024

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