ECHA2024: Welcoming “an Odyssey of Talents and Gifts” in Thessaloniki!

ECHA2022 - expanding Horizons

Throughout the last 30 years, the European Council for High Ability – ECHA has selected over 17 different European destinations to host its conferences and expand its message. After a successful bidding process, SYMVOLI | Conference and Cultural Management is proud to announce that for the year 2024, the 19th ECHA Conference Expanding Horizons: The Odyssey of Talents and Gifts will be hosted for the first time in the city of Thessaloniki!

The ECHA 2024 Conference will constitute an event of big scale, a conference which will last for 4 days, with 15 parallel sessions that is estimated to accommodate in total 300 meetings and more than 500 participants from 30 countries worldwide.

Jointly organized by the Center for Talented Youth-CTY Greece, the Anatolia College and the European Council for High Ability-ECHA, the conference will be held from 28 to 31 August 2024. Dr. Georgia Tsoulfa, Director of CTY Greece, will be the Local Conference Chairperson.


European Council for High Ability (ECHA)

The European Council for High Ability (ECHA) is a European Non Governmental Organization (NGO) that aims to advance the study and development of potential excellence in people. Representing more than 2000 members in more than 60 countries worldwide, ECHA is the largest scientific organization in Europe and one of the largest worldwide.


ECHA 2024

The aim of the conference is to act as a communications network to promote the exchange of information among people interested in high ability – educators, researchers, psychologists, parents and the highly able themselves. Distinguished guest speakers will present recent findings whereas workshops, symposia and round tables will offer the opportunity to all participants to engage, interact and deepen their knowledge into this scientific field, constituting ECHA2024 an ideal educational and network opportunity.

Based on a concept inspired by Homer’s epic poem of the Odyssey, the ECHA Conference title “Expanding Horizons – The Odyssey of Talents and Gifts” and its corresponding logo portray the journey of talented and gifted students, the challenges they need to overcome until they reach their full potential and the support they need to find on their way so as to arrive at their “Ithaca”.


In continuation of the Greek spirit, Thessaloniki and SYMVOLI | Conference and Cultural Management are excitingly awaiting to welcome ECHA 2024!


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