Gifted and family, learning and business environment

Civil Society Mensa Serbia
and partners

invite you to

The Fourth International professional and scientific Conference “Gifted and family, learning and business environment”

Novi Sad, Serbia
23 – 25 October 2020

Venue: Amphitheater of the Rectorate of the University of Novi Sad (Dr Zorana Djindjica 1, Novi Sad, Serbia).

The aim of the conference:
The aim of this year’s conference is to consider the relationship between the phenomenon of giftedness and those factors that directly affect its recognition, support, development and full realization. These factors are the family, the education system and the business environment in which giftedness can manifest itself in different domains. We want to encourage discussions, research and case studies of good practice that will contribute to a more favorable environment for the development of gifted and creative individuals in our society. We want the conference to be a place to learn from international experiences and the multidisciplinary approach of professionals, practitioners, educational professionals, employers, policy makers and anyone interested in the phenomenon. In addition to the significant topics related to the family, educational and business environment, all of which interact with giftedness, this year we want to pay special attention to examples that vividly show how gifted, creative and innovative individuals in a (non)supportive environment can(‘t) demonstrate their abilities.


The conference is intended for pre-school and school teachers, psychologists, educators, special education teachers, medical doctors, employees in public services and administration, media workers, students and others who  engage in their work with gifted children, youth and adults, both from Serbia and from abroad.

Conference Languages: Serbian, languages of the region and English.

For your presentation you can choose any of the following sub-themes:

– Relationship between giftedness and family environment
– Relationship between giftedness and educational environment
– Relationship between giftedness and business environment
– Giftedness – general questions
– Educational work with gifted;
– Current and alternative approaches in the work with the gifted;
– Detection and identification of gifted children, youth and adults;
– Additional support to the gifted;
– Ethical issues regarding the gifted;
– Stimulating programs for the gifted;
– Empowering professionals to work with gifted;
– Supporting the families of the gifted
– Labor market and attitude towards the gifted
– The attitude of the society towards the gifted;
– and other relevant topics.

We invite you to register your participation in the Conference in the form of oral presentations, poster presentations, workshops, or to participate as a listener, without presentation.

Important dates:
– By 20 June 2020 – Abstract submission deadline

– By 1 July 2020 – Abstract acceptance notification

– By 7 July 2020 – Submission of corrections

– By 10 October 2020 – Registration of passive participants (via the registration form)

Registration fee:  -by 20 July 2020 –  Early payment at a lower price
– by 30 September 2020 – payment at the regular price

All participants who want to register for the Conference should do so by filling out the registration form.

The registration fee per person for the participation in the three-day conference, depending on the date of payment and category of participants:

Categories of participants Early birds
until 20 July 2020
Registration fee
for payments from 21 July to 30 September 2020
Participants from countries other than Serbia 70 € 85 €
Members of Mensa, other than Mensa Serbia 60 € 75 €


Registration fee includes:
– The presence and/or participation in the Conference,
– Publishing of the abstract in the Book of Abstracts for presenters,
– Printed Conference Program, Certificate of Participation,
– Conference kit

– Welcome cocktail,
– Refreshments at work breaks.


For conference participants, needing accommodation in Novi Sad we propose:

Hotel Voyager *** (500 m away from the venue)

42 EUR single room, 52 EUR double room /2 persons, 65 EUR triple room/ 3 persons

The price is per room per night and includes breakfast, wi-fi  and VAT + city tax is 1,3 EUR per person per day

Hotel Fontana*** (1,5 km from the venue ,15-20 minutes walk – location is in the downtown)

Single room 42 EUR, double room 55 EUR /2 persons, triple room 75 EUR/ 3 persons, quadriple room 89 EUR/ 4 persons + city tax 1,3 EUR  (price includes breakfast)  Price is per room per night.

Hotel Putnik*** (1 km from the venue, 10-15minutes walk – location is in the downtown)

50 EUR single room, 60 EUR double room/ 2 persons + city tax 1,3 EUR (price includes breakfast, wi-fi and VAT). Price is per room per night.

Hotel Aurora*** (2,1 km from the venue, 25 minutes walk – location is at the Danube river bank)

32 EUR single room, 24 EUR person in the double room (double use), 19 EUR person in a triple room (triple use) (price includes breakfast and city tax). Prices are per person per night.

Hotel Centar**** (1,4 km from the venue, 15-20 minuntes walk – location is in the downtown)

60 EUR single room, 80 EUR double room/ 2 persons + city tax 1,3 EUR (price includes breakfast, wi-fi, VAT). Prices are per room per night.

The cost of accommodation is paid directly to the hotel. When making a reservation please indicate that you are the participant of the Conference on Giftedness.

Registration and the method of payment


Register your participation in the Conference by 20 June 2020 at the latest (if you wish to have a presentation) or by 10 October 2020 (if you are a participant without a presentation) by filling out the registration form.

After filling in the registration form, you will receive by e-mail the invoice and instructions for payment of the registration fee.

Instructions for registering a presentation / active participation

To register for presentation at the Conference, one should apply by filling out the registration form and by submitting the summary presentation (for oral and poster presentations) by e-mail to: , by 20 June 2020.
Abstracts of oral presentations of scientific / professional papers and poster presentations submitted for the Conference “Gifted and environment – family, educational, business” will be published in the Book of Abstracts of the Conference “Gifted and environment – family, educational, business” upon the review process and the proofreading. Abstracts of authors who do not pay a fee for participation in the Conference until 10 October 2020 will not be printed in the Book of Abstracts.

Summary of the proposed paper for presentation and publication in the Book of Abstracts of the Conference must have the following characteristics:
Language: Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian or English
Letter: Alphabet
Volume: up to 500 words
Format: Word

Font: Times New Roman

Line spacing: 1,0
Font size: title 14 pt, bold
Authors with affiliations – 12 pt, regular
abstract (up to 500 words) – 12 pt, regular
keywords (3 to 5) 12 pt, italic.

Make sure to write the summary respecting IMRAD format (extract: goal of work / research, method, results and conclusion or specific recommendations). The summary does not contain references.

Summary / abstract for the workshop should contain the name of the workshop, the authors of the workshop and the affiliations, the goal and the outcomes of the workshop. Specify the maximum number of participants. The length of the workshop can be up to 60 minutes.


General notes:

One author may occur in up to two presentations, no matter the form of presentation. Each paper can have a maximum of four authors.

All submitted papers will be sent to the international referee for assessment of satisfaction of conditions for acceptance for presentation at the Conference and Book of Abstracts “Gifted and family, learning and business environment”.

Guidelines for presenters:

The length of oral presentatons is limited to 10 minutes with 5 minutes for discussion and questions. Presentations in Power Point format should be delivered by e-mail to   2 days before the conference.

Poster presentation should have a maximum size of 80x110cm, portrait or landscape orientation with the text clearly visible from a 2 meter distance.  The authors of poster presentations are supposed to bring their posters to the Conference. At the scheduled time according to the Program of the Conference they are expected to stand next to the poster presentations for communication with the interested participants. After the scheduled time of posting poster presentations, the authors are expected to remove their posters.


If you are interested in presenting professional literature, didactic material or other content of relevance for work with the gifted and the topic of the Conference, please contact the organizer via e-mail  no later than 10 October 2020.


For more information, please send your enquiry to: .

Conference Program
The exact program of the Conference will be published on the website of the Conference at the latest by 15 October 2020.

We are expecting your application for participation at the Conference and look forward to hosting you in Novi Sad!

Conference Organizing Committee

Mensa Serbia
Higher Professional School For The Education Of Teachers
Society of defectologists of Vojvodina
Association of Educators of Vojvodina
National Talents Center

Partners of the Conference:
Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Belgrade
Faculty of Sciences and Maths, University of Novi Sad
Foundation Dositej Obradovic 1925
Alliance of Serbian Enlighteners