The IRATDE hosts a biennial international conference on gifted and talented children, excellence across domains, innovation and invention during autumn in odd-numbered years. The Executive Committee determines the location and dates of the conferences. Bids or proposals to host an IRATDE biennial conference must be made three years before the conference.
The first conference was held from October 30 to November 2, 2009 in Xi´an (China).
The second conference of the IRATDE will be held from November 26-30 2011 in Jubail , Saudi Arabia.