MEGT 2020 Mid-Winter Conference

Full Conference (conference, lodging, all meals)
    Double Occupancy $505
    Single Occupancy $605
Pre-Conference $85 (Two options available)
    Gifted 101 
    The Twice Exceptional Child's Journey Through School
Monday Only Conference (8:30-4:30)
      Conference and meals $295
Full Conference-No Lodging (Sunday-Tuesday)
       Conference and meals only $395

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The MEGT Conference Committee is organizing the annual MEGT Conference to be held at Cragun’s Conference Center in Brainerd, Minnesota.  This year the dates are Sunday, January 26 - Tuesday, January 28, 2020.  There will be approximately 230 conference attendees.

MEGT is offering four ways your institution/company can advertise at the MEGT conference

1. Brochures on a table in the main conference room. There is a $25.00 fee for this service.  Brochures need to be personally delivered or mailed in advance to: Cragun’s Conference Center, 11000 Cragun’s Drive, Brainerd, MN  56401, Attention: MEGT/Randy Aldous. Any brochures that remain at the end of the conference will not be returned.

2. ½ page advertisement in our conference brochure at a cost of $100.  Please send your ad electronically to Kelly Jensen ([email protected]) and she will make sure it is included.  The size is approximately 7.25” x 4.50”. This is a horizontal display for either the upper or lower half of a conference booklet page. 

3. Vendor displays around the pool area.  The cost to display at this conference is $125.00 for 1 table, $200 for 2 tables, or $250 for 3 tables. Vendor displays will be set up around the pool area.  The main day for vendor displays will be Monday, January 27th. The vendor displays run 8:30am – 6:30pm.  Vendors who are registered for Monday may also choose to extend their time.  Monday vendors may add Sunday from 2-7pm and/or Tuesday 7-10:45am for an additional $50

4. Brochures on display at the back of the main conference room, plus ½ page add in the booklet, plus sponsorship of a social hour or snack break with your institution/company logo on display all for a cost of $200.

If you are choosing a vendor display, please complete the space/equipment request form and mail it to Melissa Damon with your vendor/display fee as soon as possible to be included in this year’s conference.

Checks are made payable to MEGT. If you have any questions, please email Melissa Damon at [email protected].  Vendors may contact Cragun’s directly for vendor room registration rates.

Thank you for sharing your resources with our conference participants.  We look forward to seeing you at the conference!


Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented

A Clear Vision for Gifted Education

January 26-28, 2020

Sunday – January 26

1:00-3:30 Pre-Conference Sessions
Gifted 101: Who, What, How, Why 
The Twice Exceptional Child’s Journey 
Through School
3:30-5:00 Conference and Room Registration 
Hospitality Room 340
Silent Auction Drop Off Sports Centre
5:00-6:00 Dinner Dining Room
6:15-6:45 Welcome: Tania Lyon, MEGT President
                 Social Media Connections
                 MEGT Star of the North Award
6:45-8:15 Keynote:  Marc Smolowitz
                 GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Trauma, Empowerment, and Giftedness as told through the lens of the director of THE G WORD Documentary
8:15-9:00 Social and Silent Auction 
                 Presenter Reception Room 340

Monday – January 27

7:00-8:00 Breakfast 
8:00-8:30 MEGT Morning Greeting: Tania Lyon
                MEGT Updates
                Minnesota Gifted and Talented Updates
8:30-10:00 Keynote: Marc Smolowitz
                   PORTRAITS FROM THE G WORD: Placing Giftedness & Identity at the Center of Education Discourse in America
10:00-10:30 Morning Break and Vendors
                    Silent Auction
10:30-11:30 Breakout Session A
11:30-12:30 Lunch 
12:30-1:30 Breakout Session B
1:45-2:45 Breakout Session C
2:45-3:15 Afternoon Break and Vendors 
                Silent Auction Bids Close at 3:15 
3:15-4:45 Awards, Grant Recipients 
                Speed Geeking **New this year!
                You don’t want to miss this! Join your fellow attendees as they 
                spend 5 minutes each sharing a technology tool that has changed
                the way they educate! Come to learn, better yet, come to share! 
               Sign up to share:
4:45-5:00 Silent Auction Announcements 
5:00-5:30 Networking and Leisure (team planning time) 
                Foundation Grant Recipient Reception Room 340 
5:30-6:30 Social and Vendors 
6:30-7:45 Dinner 
8:00 Regional Gatherings
Metro Region Paul Bunyan 1
Mid-MN Region Paul Bunyan 2
North Region Room 340
South Region Room 340

Tuesday – January 28

7:00-8:15 Continental Breakfast 
Room Check-out
8:15-9:15 Breakout Session D
9:30-10:30 Breakout Session E
10:30-10:45  Room Check-Out
10:45-11:45 Brunch 

11:30-11:45 Closing Ceremony-Drawings Dining Room
No meetings/events scheduled at this time.