Beyond IQ

Call For Proposals

Beyond IQ Boston 2018

Theme: Tribe
(what it means, plus why/how to find and/or build it)

April 27, 28, & 29, 2018 - Boxboro Regency Hotel and Conference Center, Boxborough, MA

Proposal Deadline: January 15, 2018

All proposals should relate directly to the general topic of the conference, which focuses on understanding the characteristics, needs, and paths unique to the highly and profoundly gifted. The theme of Tribe is important to the conference, but is not the only subject we are discussing. In your abstract, please specify the relationship of your proposed presentation to the topic and, if appropriate, the theme.

Proposals for the Pre-conference workshops should be directed at Teachers, Administrators, or Counselors. Each Pre-conference
workshop period is 3 hours, although those sessions are often run with a less formal structure.

Proposals for the Conference can be for adult sessions (introductory, intermediate, or advanced), young adult sessions, or children's workshops for ages 5.5 - 12. Unlike the pre-conference sessions, all conference sessions are 65 minutes in length. Adult sessions include a minimum of 15 minutes for discussion and questions. The young adult sessions should be highly interactive and concentrated, and allow for at least 60 minutes of discussion. The children's workshops use discovery-based learning and run a bit longer.

Accepted presenters will be responsible for expenses related to conference attendance, including costs for travel, accommodations, and printing. The lead presenter will receive a complementary conference registration; additional presenters will receive a 50% reduction of their conference registration fee.

Overhead projectors and screens will be provided on request, and we have an LCD projector available. Other audio-visual equipment may be available and should be requested with the proposal.


Beyond IQ
April 27 – 29, 2018
Boxboro Regency Hotel and Conference Center

Name of Proposer(s):

Street Address:

City/State or Province: _____________________ Zip: __________

Phone: _______________________

Fax: _________________________

E-mail Address:

Presentation Title:

Check all that apply, please.

□ Pre-conference (Friday)

□ Teachers

□ Saturday or Sunday

□ Counselors/Therapists

□ Parents

□ Administrators

□ Highly Gifted Individuals


□ Lecture

□ Workshop

□ Discussion

□ Panel

□ Mixed Presentation


□ Introductory

□ Intermediate

□ Advanced

□ Adult

□ Young Adult


□ Children 6-10

□ Children 9-12

□ Children mixed ages



Guidelines for Submission of Proposal

Beyond IQ: Tribe
(what it means, plus why/how to find and/or build it)

April 27 – 29, 2018

Proposal Deadline: Proposals are due January 15, 2018 - Email strongly preferred!

1.    Include one (1) stamped, self-addressed postcard (if mailed) and the following:

a.    Complete proposal form (see reverse side or previous page)

b.    Brief description for conference program (~50 words)

c.    List of vocabulary words (with definitions) that will come up and one or more suggested readings for beginner attendees

d.    Abstract (1-2 double spaced pages) of the proposed presentation

e.    Résumé for new speakers (2 pages or fewer)

f.     Brief bio for conference program (2 paragraphs or fewer)


2.    Submit proposals to: Program Committee, BEYOND IQ, 7 North End Road, Townsend, MA 01469-1124, or e-mail as a attachment to – MS Word, Open Office, and PDF accepted. Faxes can be sent to 617-812-8300.

Email your
Childrens Program to

3.    Mailed proposals must be postmarked no later than Jan 15, 2018. Your postcard (or an email) will be returned to you as acknowledgment of receipt. But, again, we strongly prefer email!

4.    Proposals should indicate how the presentation will demonstrate principles discussed within the presentation.

5.    Each proposal will be reviewed by the Program Committee for:

a.    Clarity

b.    Usefulness/contribution to the audience

c.    Relevance to the conference theme


Notification will usually be emailed within two weeks of receipt.

Direct questions to or leave a message at 978-300-5432.
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