The 18th Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness (APCG)


Asia-Pacific Federation on Giftedness (APFG) was founded in 1990 in Manila, Philippines as the Asia-Pacific Federation (APF) and became affiliated to World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC) in 1994. In 2010, APF changed its name to APFG and has become an independent organization. The purpose of APFG is to focus attention on gifted and talented children in the Asia-Pacific region, and their valuable potential contribution for the benefit of humankind.

The Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness (APCG) is a biennial event in the summer, usually July or August providing opportunity to contribute to the global conversation about gifted and talented education. Every two years the event is held at different location and brings together hundreds of members and attendees and numerous presentations covering latest trends in the education of gifted and talented children. Previously the conferences were held in Manila (1990), Taipei (1992), Seoul (1994), Jakarta (1996), New Delhi (1998), Beijing (2000), Bangkok (2002), Daejeon (2004), Taipei (2006), Singapore (2008), Sydney (2010), Dubai (2012), Beijing (2014), Macau (2016), Bangkok (2018), Daegu (2020), and Taipei (2022). Takamatsu will host the 18th Asia-Pacific Conference in 2024.

APCG2024 Logo

The official logo of the 18th Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness carries profound symbolism.
The design of the logo is based on “mizuhiki”, a traditional Japanese craft that means connecting people to people and minds to minds.
Mizuhiki, a decorative knot traditionally used in gift wrapping, becomes a beautiful flower in the APCG2024 emblem. This design symbolizes the unity among gifted children and educators worldwide, fostering hope for the flourishing talents of young minds.
The APCG2024 Committee extends warm wishes to all participants for a productive and enriching experience in Japan.