GYG Youth Annual Gathering 2023


date: Tuesday, july 18th - wednesday, july 19th

Modality: online (google meet)

Tuesday, July 18th

11AM MST (1PM EST) - Kids Ice Breaker

Kids will get to meet similar-minded peers from across the country, introduce themselves in a mediated environment, and voice their preferences for future GYG activities.

12PM MST (2PM EST) - Parents' Meet

This session is for parents of gifted youth! The Parents' Meet is a time for parents to get together, share their experiences, make connections, and pose ideas for future GYG activities. 

1PM MST (3PM EST) - Video Game Development Talk 

By popular demand, we are pleased to announce the return of Matt Freedman! In this session, Matt will be speaking with youth about his experiences in the field of video game development. Come ready with any questions you have for him!

Matt Freedman has a long and storied career in the video game development industry. With a list of impressive feats, such as leading the development of Grand Theft Auto V, he is our go-to expert on video game development. You can read more about him here: 

Wednesday, July 19th

12PM-2PM MST (2PM-4PM EST) - Friendly Chess Tournament 

Don't miss out on one of our most popular and beloved events!
We are pleased to announce that this year's chess tournament will be led by Dr. Paul Tiege, the GYC's esteemed former chair.
There's going to be lots of games happening a the same time, so everyone will get a chance to play!

📝 Don't forget to make an account on Lichess ( before the chess tournament. 

We hope to see you there!