ICTDE 2013      International Conference on Talent Development & Excellence





We would like to thank everyone for the success of the Third International Conference on Talent Development and Excellence. We had a great Conference with over 240 participants from 38 countries. Great people, great scholars, excellent presentations, and wonderful visits to historical and cultural places! We had 5 keynote speeches, 8 symposia, 148 oral presentations, 36 poster presentations and 1 panel. Thanks for coming and enriching our conference.

News & Updates

September 13, 2013. No Rooms Left

We are sorry that we are not able to book rooms for you at Dedeman Hotel after September 13 as we sold out all the rooms that are reserved for the Conference. However, you can call the Hotel to make a reservation if you want to stay at Dedeman Hotel.

September 05, 2013. Daily Program

The daily program is available now. Click here to see the 4-day program.

August 23, 2013. Final List of Accepted Proposals

After author registrations, we uploaded the final list of the accepted proposals. Click here to see the titles. Please check your title and inform us if there is any mistake or incomplete information in your title. Also email us as soon as possible If you, as an author, registered for the Conference but your title is not included in the final list.

Registration Deadline Extension for Authors: July 31, 2013

Upon requests from worldwide scholars, the registration deadline of the ICTDE 2013 for authors has been extended untill July 31, 2013. The final program will be announced in August.

We sent out acceptance emails and letters for all submissios. Please email us if you have not received an email about the status of your proposal. We accepted 184 proposals from 278 authors and coauthors from 38 countries!

Important for registrtion and hotel booking

Authors have to register by Jul 31 to be included in the final program. We also urge authors to reserve their rooms at the Conference Hotel as early as possible becasue we are running out of rooms.


From Early Potential to Excellence

We are honored to welcome you to the 3rd International Conference on Talent Development and Excellence in one of the most spectacular part of the world, Antalya, Turkey on September 25 through September 28, 2013. The conference will be hosted by the Turkish Ministry of Education, the International Research Association for Talent Development and Excellence and the Turkish Association for the Education of Talented Children. We will have a special focus on early potential and learning pathways for transforming early potential into adulthood excellence. Conference topics include talent development, intelligence, giftedness, creativity, and other types of human ability.  International and highly acclaimed speakers will offer a rich and diverse program on talent development and excellence. We expect researchers, practitioners, teachers, administrators, parents, and students from diverse countries.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Antalya!

Ugur Sak
Chair, Organization Committee





Anders Ericsson

C. June Maker

Heidrun Stoeger

Joseph S. Renzulli

(Video Conf.)

Roza Leikin
Seokhee Cho


Do you Know?

Antalya has been settled since pre-historic times. Evidence shows habitation dating back to the early Paleolithic age (150,000-200,000).More recent periods show that the area has been populated by various civilizations, such as Lydians, Pamphylians, Hitites, Ancient Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomons, throughout the ages.





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