Program
The 15th Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness (APCG2018)
“Inspiration, Motivation, and Creativity: Leading the Way to Giftedness
20 – 24 August 2018
Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Thailand
 
Day 1: Monday 20 August 2018
10.00 – 12.00 APFG Executive Meeting (Closed Meeting) at Auditorium
Opening Ceremony, Keynote and Plenary Speakers
Venue: Plenary Hall 1
12.00 – 14.00 Registration
14.00 – 14.20

Welcome Remarks:
By         Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul
             President of National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand

Opening Remarks and Keynote Speech:
By         Dr. Kanyawim Kirtikara
             Vice Minister for Science and Technology
             Group Photos

14.20 – 15.20 Keynote Speaker 1:
Engaging gifted and high-ability learners: The challenges that a science museum could provide  
By         Prof. Wei-Hsin Sun 
             Institute of Astrophysics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
 Abstract
Presentation
15.20 – 15.50 Plenary Speaker 1:
Acceleration or special activities for nurturing gifted minds 
By         Prof. David Ruffolo
             Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Thailand
             2017 Outstanding Scientist Award (Physics), Thailand
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15.50 – 16.00 Thai Traditional Show
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break

 

Day 2: Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Morning
Keynote and Plenary Speakers
Venue: Ballroom
08.00 – 09.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.45 Keynote Speaker 2:
How to lead talented students to research  
By         Prof. Jin Akiyama
             Director of Research Center for Math & Science Education,
             Tokyo University of Science, Japan
 Abstract 
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09.45 – 10.15 Plenary Speaker 2:
The future is now: Gifted education beyond 2020
By         Mr. Alan D. Thompson
             Life Architect, Australia
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10.15 – 10.45 Coffee Break / Poster Presentation (G4, G5, G6, G8)
Invited Speakers/ Parallel Sessions / Symposium
Venue Ballroom MT  room 1 MT room 2 MT room 3 MT room 4 Auditorium
10.45 – 11.45 G1 G2 G3 G5 G6 Sym1
Curriculum Development for Gifted Education & Teacher Training Neuroscience, Psychology and Counseling
for the Giftedness
Parenting and Families of Gifted Students Gifted Education Trend in the 21st Century Policy and Management for Gifted Education Symposium 1
  Mr. Alan D. Thompson
Life Architect, Australia
Topic: “Connected: Sketches and scaffolding of intuition in high ability”
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suriyadeo Tripathi   
Thailand 

Topic: “Life assets (positive child and youth development) in academically talented students and dysfunctional family”
Dr. Julia Link Roberts
USA 
Topic: “Policies matter for implementing best practices
 
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11.45 – 13.00 Lunch
Day 2: Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Afternoon
Keynote and Plenary Speakers
Venue: Ballroom
13.00 – 13.45 Keynote Speaker 3:
The prism of learning: A new theory for recognizing and nurturing giftedness
By         Prof. C. June Maker
             Professor Emerita, Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies,
             University of Arizona, USA
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13.45 – 14.15 Plenary Speaker 3:
Work with talented: How to spread successful practices
By         Mr. Aleksey Gorbachev
             Deputy Head of the Educational Fund “Talent and Success” of Sirius Educational Center,
             Russia                       
Abstract 
Presentation
Invited Speakers/ Parallel Sessions / Workshop / Symposium
Venue Ballroom MT  room 1 MT room 2 MT room 3 MT room 4 Auditorium
14.15 – 15.15 G1 G1 G3 G5 W1 Sym2
  Curriculum Development for Gifted Education Teacher Training Curriculum Development for Gifted Education & Teacher Training Parenting and Families of Gifted Students Gifted Education Trend in the 21st Century Workshop 1 Symposium 2
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15.15 – 15.45 Coffee Break / Poster Presentation (G4, G5, G6, G8)
Venue Ballroom MT  room 1 MT room 2 MT room 3 MT room 4 Auditorium
15.45 – 16.45 G1 G1 G4 G5 W1 Sym3
Curriculum Development for Gifted Education & Teacher Training Curriculum Development for Gifted Education & Teacher Training Identification, Assessment and Evaluation of Giftedness Gifted Education Trend in the 21st Century Workshop 1 
(15.45 - 17.15)
Symposium 3
    Dr. Finarya Legoh
Indonesia    
Topic: “Nurturing awareness, creativity and knowledge of gifted students in science and technology”
 Prof. Manabu Sumida
Japan
Topic: “Promoting science and technology education for gifted girls”
   
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16.45 – 17.45 16th APCG2020 Bidding Presentation (Closed Meeting) at Auditorium 
17.30 – 19.00 Welcome Cocktail

 

Day 3: Wednesday 22 August 2018 - Morning
Keynote and Plenary Speakers
Venue: Ballroom
08.00 – 09.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.45 Keynote Speaker 4:
Curiosity: A powerful driver for science teaching and research
By         Prof. Geraldine Richmond
             U.S. Science Envoy
             Presidential Chair in Science and Professor of Chemistry
             University of Oregon, USA
Abstract 
Presentation
09.45 – 10.15 Plenary Speaker 4:
A natural path to success
By         Ms. Vararom Pachimsawat
             Friends of the Arts Foundation, Thailand
Abstract 
Presentation
10.15 – 10.45 Coffee Break / Poster Presentation (G1, G2, G7)
Invited Speakers/ Parallel Sessions / Symposium
Venue Ballroom MT  room 1 MT room 2 MT room 3 MT room 4 Auditorium
10.45 – 11.45 G1 G2 G4 G7 G8 Sym4
Curriculum Development for Gifted Education & Teacher Training Neuroscience, Psychology
and Counseling for the Giftedness
Identification, Assessment and Evaluation of Giftedness Programming for Various Groups of Gifted Children Technology for Gifted Education Symposium 4
  Assist. Prof. Dr. Vasunun Chumchua
Thailand
Topic: “Neuroscience design creative thinkers” 
Dr. Usanee Anuruthwong
Thailand
Topic: “Identification: An important key to success or failure of the gifted program for the gifted” 

Prof. C. June Maker
USA
Topic: “New assessments of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) based on the prism of learning”

Dr. Vladimir Dubrovsky
State University 
Topic: “Using dynamic mathematical software in teaching math to gifted students”
 
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11.45 – 13.00 Lunch
Day 3: Wednesday 22 August 2018 - Afternoon
Keynote and Plenary Speakers
Venue: Ballroom
13.00 – 13.45 Keynote Speaker 5:
The gift of creative education
By         Mr. Mechai Viravaidya 
             Social Entrepreneur and Founder and Chairman of the Population and  Community Development
             Association (PDA) and the Mechai Bamboo  School, Thailand
Abstract 
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13.45 – 14.15 Plenary Speaker 5:
What inspires and motivates us to create?
By         Prof. Bonnie Cramond             
             Department of Educational Psychology, The University of Georgia, USA
 Abstract 
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Invited Speakers/ Parallel Sessions / Workshop / Symposium
Venue Ballroom MT  room 1 MT room 2 MT room 3 MT room 4 Auditorium
14.15 – 15.15 G1 G1 G4 G7 W2 Sym5
Curriculum Development for Gifted Education & Teacher Training Curriculum Development for Gifted Education & Teacher Training Identification, Assessment and Evaluation of Giftedness Programming for Various Groups of Gifted Children Workshop 2 Symposium 5
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15.15 – 15.45 Coffee Break / Poster Presentation (G1, G2, G7)
Venue Ballroom MT  room 1 MT room 2 MT room 3 MT room 4 Auditorium
15.45 – 16.45 G1 G1 G4 G7 W2 Sym6
Curriculum Development for Gifted Education & Teacher Training Curriculum Development for Gifted Education & Teacher Training Identification, Assessment and Evaluation of Giftedness Programming for Various Groups of Gifted Children Workshop 2 Symposium 6
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16.45 – 17.45 APFG Member Meeting (Closed Meeting) at Auditorium

 

Day 4: Thursday 23 August 2018
Keynote and Plenary Speakers
Venue: Ballroom
08.00 – 09.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.45 Keynote Speaker 6:
Creative giftedness: How to find it and how to develop it
By         Prof. Todd Lubart
             Paris Descartes University – University of Paris Sorbone, France
Abstract 
Presentation
09.45 – 10.15 Coffee break
Invited Speakers/ Parallel Sessions / Symposium
Venue Boardroom 3 Boardroom 4 Ballroom Auditorium
10.15 – 11.15 G5 G7 G8 Sym7
Gifted Education Trend in the 21st Century Programming for Various Groups of Gifted Children Technology for Gifted Education Symposium 7
  Dr. Lai Kwan Chan
China
Topic: “University-based affective education programs for primary and secondary school gifted students in Hong Kong: Impacts on their personal-social development
   
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Closing Ceremony
Venue: Ballroom
11.15 – 11.45 Poster Award Presentation
11.45 – 12.00 Closing Ceremony and Certificate Ceremony for Contributors and Sponsors
By         Dr. Narong  Sirilertworakul
             President of National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand
             Group Photos
 
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

 

Day 5: Friday 24 August 2018
Excursion (Optional)
06.30 – 17.00 Plearnpattana School - Mahidol Wittayanusorn School - Mana & Proud Orchid Gallery


Important Dates

Open Registration 
1 October 2017 –  30 June2018 Online registration "Early Bird Rate"
1 - 31 July 2018 Online registration “Regular Rate”
Paper and Symposium Submission
1 October 2017 First call for abstract submission
31 March 2018
15 May 2018
Deadline for abstract submission
30 April 2018
31 May 2018
Notification of acceptance
31 May 2018
30 June 2018
Deadline for payment (to confirm the presentation)