Registration now open


Fee Type Early
(before 31st May 2018)
(before 27th July 208)
(28th July onwards)
ECHA member €400 €450 €500
ECHA non member €470 €520 €570
Student* €250 €300 €350
Conference Dinner Ticket Full Delegate rate* €70 €70 €70
Conference Dinner Ticket Student rate* €50 €50 €50

*Proof of student or not for profit status to be provided in the form of a scanned copy of student or work ID to be uploaded to the registration form when registering

Registration Opens

July 3rd 2017

Deadline for Early Registration

May 31st 2018

Deadline for Regular Registration

July 27th 2018

Conference Dates

8th – 11th August 2018

What’s included?

  • Attendance at all Conference sessions
  • Welcome reception ticket
  • Tea/coffee & lunch breaks
  • Conference printed materials

Additional Cost

  • Conference dinner (€70 per ticket)
  • Extra welcome reception tickets (€30 per ticket)
  • Optional social events and tours

Accepted Speaker Registration

Speakers of oral presentations/workshops/symposia should register by 30th April 2018 to confirm their participation on the programme using the main registration page above.


August is a peak month in Dublin for both business and leisure tourists, you are advised to book accommodation as soon as possible to ensure availability. The Conference organisers have negotiated rates with hotels nearby to the Conference venue. Information on these hotels and how to book is available on the Accommodation page

Accepted payment methods*

  • Visa (credit or debit)
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer/Electronic Transfer**
  • Bank draft (or Irish cheques)**

**If you opt to pay by these methods payment must be received within 2 weeks of registering. Payment via these methods will cease on the 27 July 2018 and payments from that date on must be made via Visa or Mastercard. For all queries please contact [email protected]

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled before 31 May 2018 – 100% of the Conference fee is refundable If cancelled from 1 June to 27 June 2018 – 50% of the Conference fee is refundable No refunds are payable from 28 July 2018 onwards All cancellations are subject to a €40 administrative fee

Queries / Enquires

We would be more than happy to help with any queries you have on the registration process, social events or general information to help you plan your trip to Dublin.

Email: [email protected]

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Professor Karine Vershueren

Karine Verschueren is full professor and head of the research unit School Psychology and Development in Context at KU Leuven, Belgium. In 1996 she obtained her PhD in the domain of developmental psychology. In 2000 she was appointed as professor in school psychology. She investigates the psychosocial and academic development of children and adolescents in schools (e.g., self-esteem, academic engagement), and the risk and protective factors for this development. Specifically, she focuses on the role of teacher-student and peer interactions as contexts for child and adolescent development. She investigates these processes not only in general student populations, but more recently also among highly able students. Her teaching involves developmental and school psychology, including school psychological assessment.


Professor Francoys Gagne

Professor Françoys Gagné is from Montreal, Quebec, born October 6, 1940. After skipping three grades, he obtained his M.A. in Philosophy (Psychology) in 1962 and his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in 1966, both from the University of Montreal. Dr. Gagné has spent most of his professional career (1978-2001) in the Department of Psychology, at l’Université du Québec à Montréal. After a decade of research on student evaluations of teaching (1967-1977), he became interested in talent development in the late 1970s. Although his research brought him to study a variety of subjects within the field of gifted education, he is best known internationally for his theory of talent development, the Differentiating Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT), which has been endorsed by various educational authorities as their framework to define their target population and plan intervention provisions. Professor Gagné has won major awards in the field of gifted education, among them NAGC’s prestigious Distinguished Scholar Award (1996), and two awards from the Mensa Society. Although retired from his UQAM professorship since 2001, Dr. Gagné maintains international publishing and keynoting activities.


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Professor Heidrun Stoeger

Professor Heidrun Stoeger, PhD, is full professor for educational sciences at the University of Regensburg, Germany. She holds the Chair for School Research, School Development, and Evaluation. She is vice president of the International Research Association for Talent Development and Excellence (IRATDE). She is also a member of the editorial board of the German journal Talent Development and served from 2007 to 2014 as editor in chief of the journal High Ability Studies. She has published more than 250 articles, chapters, and books on giftedness, self-regulated learning, motivation, fine motor skills, and teacher education. She is a member of several national and international scientific boards and expert commissions in the field of giftedness research and gifted education.


Professor Anne Looney

Anne has recently taken up the post of Executive Dean of Dublin City University’s new Institute of Education. From 2001 until 2016 she was the CEO of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, the agency responsible for curriculum and assessment for early years, primary and post-primary education in Ireland. She held the position of Interim CEO at the Higher Education Authority until March of this year. A former teacher, she completed her doctoral studies at the Institute of Education in University College London. In 2014/2015 she was Professorial Research Fellow at the Learning Science Institute Australia, based at Australian Catholic University in Brisbane. Her current research interests include assessment policy and practice, curriculum, teacher identity and professional standards for teachers and teaching. She has also published on religious, moral and civic education, and education policy. She has conducted reviews for the OECD on school quality and assessment systems. She is a member of the boards of Early Childhood Ireland, and the Ark Cultural Centre for Children.