Join a World of Talent
International Conference on Talent Development and Honors Education 2020

Based on a number of extension requests, the deadline for proposal submission for the 8th International Honors Conference at Hanzehogeschool Groningen has been moved to 20th January 2020.

We sincerely hope these few extra days provide you the time and space required to finalise your submission(s). We would like to thank everyone who have already submitted a proposal.

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Registration is open for conference presenters and for everyone interested in honors education and talent development. Please feel free to join us and register!

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Foster Talent at Groningen

How can honors education foster talent and how can this be researched and realized? How should teachers be equipped, so that they can help students reach their full potential? How can honors students positively contribute to solving society’s “wicked” problems? These are but a few of the urgent questions addressed at the International Conference on Talent Development and Honors Education 2020 – Featuring CoTalent, held from 10-12 June 2020 in Groningen, the Netherlands.

International Honors dialogue
Taking a worldwide interdisciplinary perspective, the conference invites honors scholars, educators and students to discuss and debate the challenges in talent development and honors in higher education. Through the conference, we aim to strengthen the international corpus of theoretical and empirical knowledge on talent development and honors education, using multiple international viewpoints and bringing together different fields, disciplines, methodologies and practices to explore and create synergies.

The conference is organized by the Research Centre Talent Development in Higher Education and Society and Hanze Honors College at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands in close cooperation with the CoTalent project group and the European Honors Council. The Conference stands in a tradition of international honors conferences that have been organized annually by different higher education institutions in the Netherlands (2012 Groningen; 2013 Rotterdam; 2014 Amsterdam; 2015 Nijmegen; 2016 Utrecht; Zwolle 2017; 2018 Leeuwarden).