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The SENG Conference Experience

SENG conferences prioritize recognition, understanding, and acceptance of the social and emotional needs of the gifted population. At the conference, SENG provides a wholly original forum to empower, support, and connect gifted individuals as well as teachers, parents, and counselors. Our 2016 theme is GIFTED: Our Past and Our Future.  We hope you will join us in Colonial Williamsburg for an exceptional 4 day event! Here is a sampling of the types of presentations you will find:

  • Social-Emotional Needs/Overexcitabilities
  • Gifted Adults/Gifted Elders Initiative
  • Diversity
  • Parenting/Families
  • Counseling
  • Twice Exceptional
  • Home School
  • Outliers Among Outliers  

Conference Highlights 

Thursday, July 21, 2016: Pre-Conference Activities

Friday, July 22, 2016  thru Sunday, July 24 2016: Conference

Additional attractions and programming

  • The SENG Sanctuary ~ The SENGtuary is a dedicated space located in the general session hall affording conference participants a quiet space away from the bustle of breakout sessions.    Featuring comfortable seating and natural light, the SENGtuary is the perfect place for conference participants to relax and recharge.
  • Saturday Night Awards Reception and Ceremony
    Every year at conference, SENG reserves prized time in the busy schedule to honor distinguished members of our community for their accomplishments in the field.  Through your nominations of deserving individuals, we are able to recognize the extraordinary achievements of four remarkable individuals:  
    Michael M. Piechowski ~ Lifetime Achievement Award 
    Stephanie S. Tolan  ~ Educator of the Year 2016
    Patty Gatto-Walden ~ Clinician of the Year 2016
    Arlene DeVries ~ SMPG Champion
  • Discussion Groups ~Friday from 6.00pm in the Exhibit Hall.  Topics include:

    Culturally & Linguistically diverse
    Outliers amount Outliers
    Alternative Educators

  • Tom Ropelewski’s film: 2e Twice Exceptional ~ Friday from 6.30pm

Click here to view the program Conference 2016 Program

Conference Pricing: 

Registration Type Earlybird Standard Late
Now – May 31 June 1 – July 6 July 7 – Onsite
SENG Member $350 $400 $425
SENG Non-Member $395 $445 $470
Speaker / Ambassador $175 $175 $175
Children’s Program $350 $350 $350

* Groups discounts are available for parties of 10 or more.   

Click here to Register for the SENG Conference

Click Here to Register for The Children’s Program is SOLD OUT

Questions?  call the office at 844 488 SENG




The Williamsburg Lodge


310 South England Street


Williamsburg, VA 23185


(757) 220-7976


$162 per night (special rate)

We have reserved a block of rooms for our attendees at The Williamsburg Lodge for a discounted rate of $162.  The Deadline to take advantage of this discount is July 1, 2016.  Click the link below to make your reservations. For call in reservations, attendees may call our toll-free number 800-261-9530 to make reservations.The conference reservations office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00. 


Click here to Make Hotel Reservations  

What Last Year’s Participants Say:

“The presentations were intelligent and not condescending, which happens much too often at conferences!! Thank you!”

“Plenty of opportunity to network and meet old and new friends. Enjoyed talking to other parents exchanging experiences with raising gifted children. Loved meeting people that are just as passionate as I am about fighting for the rights of gifted children. Love seeing people, professionals and parents, standing up for and supporting the unique needs of our gifted children. Gives me immense hope and inspiration.”

“I like the focus on all aspects of giftedness as well as giftedness across the lifespan. It is enjoyable to meet and talk with attendees and feel that one is at home with one’s ‘tribe’.”

“Life changing experience…thank you does not even begin to express my gratitude. I had an incredible time and learned so much.”

“My boy said he finally found ONE friend who he could talk to, just about everything, from his interest to his thinking. Truly, we need to help these kids find their like-minded friends. Thanks for everything!!! You guys are officially our ‘tribe’ now.”  




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