On behalf of the Asia-Pacific Federation on Giftedness, I am pleased to welcome all of you to the 17th Asia-Pacific Conference in Taipei, Taiwan.
For the past two years, we have all had to face new challenges posed by the pandemic. Our countries have had to close the borders that usually allow us to connect easily with each other. It has been a difficult time for everyone, including the students in our schools and universities. We have all had to work under severe limitations, and to learn many new coping strategies. It is fortunate that information and communication technology (ICT) has provided valuable access for us to keeping in touch with colleagues and for students to continuing studies online.
In a time when the pandemic is yet to subside, an on-site gathering like what we have now is ever so precious. We are all grateful for the efforts of the conference organizer that has allowed us to reunite this year. I would like to express my deepest appreciation to Taiwan’s organizing committee that has made this conference possible. Thank you to those organizations and individuals who have offered support. Thank you to all the keynote speakers, session presenters, and exhibitors.
We hope that the topics and issues addressed in the conference will stimulate your thoughts and creativity, and inspire your future work in fostering gifts and talents worldwide. I also hope that you will all embrace the opportunity to engage with like-minded professionals, share your ideas with each other and make this conference a great success.
I wish you an enjoyable and beneficial time in Taipei.
Dr. Usanee Anuruthwong
With great pleasure, I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to all of you for attending the 2022 Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness. As the Chairperson of the Organizing Committee, I would also like to extend my great appreciation to the K-12 Education Administration, Ministry of Education and National Taiwan Normal University for their full support to this international conference during this very hard time of Covid-19 pandemic. My sincere appreciation also goes to President of the Asia-Pacific Federation on Giftedness (APFG), Dr. Usanee Anuruthwong for authorizing Taiwan to host this conference. Through the sharing and discussion of professional knowledge and experience, I believe we all will gain rewarding experiences and new insights into global trends in cultivating talents and encouraging talent development, which is the core of gifted and talented education.
During this four-day conference, 822 participants from 41 countries and regions will be joining us. They are from Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, the Philippines, Romania, the Russia Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. We will have 10 keynote speeches, 3 symposium sessions, 2 workshop sessions, 101 oral presentations and 34 poster presentations that are contributed by you all. Words cannot express my appreciation for all the speakers and presenters for your excellent contribution and inspiration. My special appreciation also goes to people who kindly submitted short papers, which have been collected and included in the Program Book and Proceedings. Your presence, together with your expertise, experience, and knowledge certainly will help make this event an intellectually stimulating and memorable one. Again, Taiwan is most honored to host this conference. Thank you all for your participation. I hope you enjoy the conference to the fullest.
Prof. Dr. Ching-Chih Kuo
2022 APCG Organizing Committee Chair