What is the Hormel Foundation Gifted & Talented Symposium?
The annual Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium provides an opportunity for educators, counselors, administrators and parents to gain greater understanding of the unique needs of gifted and high potential learners. Participants attend in-depth sessions focusing on foundational knowledge, creativity, curriculum strategies, and social/emotional needs of gifted and high potential learners provided by the field's finest regionally, nationally and internationally recognized presenters. All are welcome to register and attend the symposium.
When is the Symposium?
This year, the Sympsium will run Tuesday, June 18 through Thursday, June 20, with a Leadership Academy on June 18 and a Parents' Day on June 19.
Where is the Symposium held?
All symposium activities, with the exception of the Wedneday night banquet, will be held on the campus of Austin High School at 301 Third Street NW, Austin, MN 55912.
Wednesday's evening banquet and program will be held at the Hormel Historic Home.
Austin, Minnesota, has a population of 24,000 and is located in southeastern Minnesota approximately 12 miles north of the Iowa border and approximately 90 miles south of the Twin Cities metro area. Austin is also 35 miles southwest of Rochester, Minnesota, home of the famous Mayo Clinic. For more information about Austin and area sites of interest, visit the Austin Convention and Visitor Bureau.