World of Talent 2021

Moving forward stronger


Talent development or honors programs can play a crucial role in preparing talented students to handle the great challenges of our time. But exactly how can educational programs foster talent? How can teachers be equipped to help students reach their full potential? And how can honors students positively contribute to solving societal challenges?

In a world hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, these questions are more urgent than ever. The World of Talent 2021 international conference on Talent Development and Honors Education provides a platform for dialogue. We warmly welcome you 'virtually' to Groningen, the Netherlands from 16-18 June 2021.

International Honors dialogue

Taking a worldwide interdisciplinary perspective, the conference invites honors scholars, educators and students to discuss and debate the challenges in talent development and honors in higher education. The overall aim is to move forward stronger, taking into account lessons learned before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, we can create synergies, by exploring practices and strengthening the international corpus of theoretical and empirical knowledge on talent development and honors education.

It is crucial to reopen the international dialogue on talent development and honors education without any barriers. Therefore, participation in the online conference is free (registration is required). Registration is now open and can be found via this link (opens in a new window).

Moving forward together

On the materials page you will find additional content, videos, posters and other material to support World Of Talent 2021. Material for contributors can also be found on this page.


The Honors International Faculty Learning Online (HIFLO) have an event on Wednesday 23 June 2021, for more information and to register, please visit our HIFLO page.

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