Annual Conference

WVAGT’s Annual Conference for the 2023-2024 school year was held on October 26. Check back in the fall of 2024 for next year’s conference details.

As a society we must be able to admire ability, to support ability, to celebrate ability and to nurture ability. It must be as socially acceptable to support genius that is intellectual as it is to support genius that is athletic.
– Michael Clay Thompson

Who We Are

The West Virginia Association for Gifted and Talented (WVAGT) is a nonprofit organization of parents and educators who recognize the need to foster the growth and development of gifted and talented individuals in our state. Our goal is to ensure that every child in West Virginia has an opportunity to be educated fully and commensurate with their ability.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the association is to support students with exceptional intellectual abilities and potential for achievement by providing information and resources for parents and teachers in the field of gifted education.

What We Do

  • Promote an appropriate education of gifted and talented students
  • Disseminate gifted education information to educators, parents and public officials
  • Advocate for the needs of gifted and talented students


WVAGT holds an Annual Conference each fall. It’s a time to connect, think, ponder, and maybe share a laugh or two. Check out the Annual Conference tab to register and for more information. We hope to continue awards for Student of the Year and Teacher of the Year.