About Edufest

Edufest is the Northwest’s premier summer conference on gifted and talented education. Keynotes, Institutes, Strands, and Special Topic presentations are by internationally and nationally recognized experts in the field of gifted and talented education. Topics focus on the 21st Century Learning, Common Core, Differentiation, STEM and Creativity. 

Along with learning about gifted children’s unique characteristics and ways to address their distinct educational, social and emotional needs, participants will also discover many meaningful, energizing, and fun ways to differentiate for children of all ability levels. There are sessions about learning and teaching strategies for implementing the Core Subjects and the Essential Skills, including assessment, curriculum and instruction, professional development and learning environments for gifted and advanced students. Targeted audiences include K-12 teachers, parents, counselors, special education teachers, administrators, and gifted education coordinators.  University credit is available through Boise State University and Northwest Nazarene University.

 Edufest is a week-long summer education conference held on the second floor of the Student Union Building at Boise State University, Boise Idaho.  This will be the 21st year for Edufest.   Edufest is a non-profit education entity. Board of directors are: Jann Leppien- Program Director, Sherrie Bosserman- Site Coordinator, Lisa Morgan- Registrar, Tina Powell- Treasurer, Jo Henderson- Credit Provider,  Del Siegle, Nancy Gregory, and Therese Clifford.