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9th Annual Hormel Foundation Gifted & Talented Symposium

June 11-15, 2017

Pre-Conference: June 11, 2017
Leadership Academy: June 12, 2017
Parent Day: June 13, 2017

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. Visit the symposium website for complete information.

The Hormel Foundation Gifted & Talented Education Symposium is made possible by a generous grant from the Hormel Foundation in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Education and Austin Public Schools.

Contact Information

For general information, contact Amanada Barber at (507)440-6876 or

For registration information, contact Barb Spurling at (507)460-1912 or

For program information, contact Wendy Behrens at (651)582-8786 or


Symposium Locations

Riverland Community College (Map)

Hormel Historic Home (Map)

Hormel Institute (Map)


Holiday Inn (Map)

AmericInn (Map)

Points of Interest

Austin Convention and Visitor's Bureau

Hormel Historic Home (Map)

Hormel Institute (Map)

Jay C. Hormel Nature Center (Map)

Paramount Theater (Map)

SPAM Museum (Map)