About Confratute


UConn Storrs campus on a foggy morning.
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Confratute is a combined CONFerence, and an instiTUTE with a lot of FRATernity in between. Confratute provides educators with research-based practical strategies for engagement and enrichment learning for all students, as well as meeting the needs of gifted and talented students.

In 1978, Professors Joseph Renzulli and Sally Reis decided to host a summer conference focused on Enrichment Teaching and Learning. They did not want it to be just any conference, though; they wanted to combine the best qualities of a CONference with a summer instiTUTE and add a whole lot of FRAternity in between; read more in this letter from Joseph Renzulli.


We believe that all students can benefit from enjoyable and challenging learning opportunities and that learning is maximized when we consider each student’s abilities, interests, learning styles, and preferred modes of expression. Our focus is on accommodating these differences in a variety of settings. We have shown through our research that a strength-based approach is the best way to both challenge our most advanced learners and to close the achievement gap for at risk youngsters.