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Vanderbilt Gifted Education Institute

Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth is pleased to offer professional development opportunities designed to help educators better serve and support high-ability students. Known collectively as theVanderbilt Gifted Education Institute, we endeavor to develop those who work with them throughout the academic year and summer. 


Spring 2020 Opportunities

What Works? Curriculum Resources & Design for the Gifted Learner

Spring Conference Registration Information

Dates: March 5-6, 2020

Time: 8:30AM to 3:30PM each day


  • March 5-6, 2020 (Thursday and Friday): $279
  • March 5, 2020 (Thursday Only): $199
  • March 6, 2020 (Friday Only): $199

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and parking for both days. This event is eligible for TASL Credit.

Conference Registration – PDF | Conference Registration – Online

Hotel and Lodging Information

Breakout Sessions

Coming soon!

Spring Keynote and Featured Speakers Bios

Coming soon!

On-Site Professional Development Opportunities

PTY’s Gifted Education Institute is pleased to offer a variety of professional development sessions to school staff or parent groups in an effort to provide additional support and information about the unique learning needs of high-ability students. PTY will work with school leaders or parent groups to design a session that addresses the specific learning needs and interests of the audience.