Tuesday, December 5: Parenting consultant Kathleen Crombie, MA, M.Ed., will speak at a Gifted and Talented Workshop at Prospects High School in Antioch, CA Contact the school for more information.

Wednesday, December 6: Dr. Lisa White will speak on “Fostering Your Bright Child,” at Park School in Mill Valley, 7:00 pm. In her presentation, Dr. White will discuss the challenges that bright kids can face, things that can get in the way, barriers and stereotypes and what parents and schools can do to help support them. More information at

February 7-8, 2018: University of Denver’s 8th Annual Gifted Education Conference – Presented by the Daniel L. Ritchie Endowed Chair in Gifted Education: Talented Voices: Diversity and Equity in Gifted Education. Summit Center’s Dr. Stephen Chou will be a keynote speaker. More information at

Saturday, February 10, 2018: Whitworth College, Spokane, WA. Dr. Dan Peters will present the keynote on “Building Resilience and 2 break out sessions (anxiety in the gifted; stealth dyslexia). More information to come.

March 2-4, 2018: California Association for Gifted (CAG) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. “Shine a Light on Gifted Education.” More information at



Speaker Bureau

Summit Center founders Dr. Dan Peters and Dr. Susan Daniels are available to speak to your school, parent group, conference, or other event. They are experienced speakers for conference keynotes, plenaries, webinars, workshops, and more, having presented at the National Association for Gifted annual conference, California Association for Gifted, Central Cities Conference, and at other state-wide and national meetings.

Dr. Peters and Dr. Daniels and their staff are available to speak on the following topics:

  • Living with Intensity – Overexcitabilities in Gifted Youth
  • Gifted Kids on the Edge: At-Risk and At-Promise
  • Taming  the Worry Monster: Anxiety in Gifted and 2e Youth
  • Avoiding Avoidance: Just Use Your Disaster Supply Kit
  • Gifted and Learning Disabled: What Can We Do?
  • Building Fortitude in Gifted Youth
  • Perfectionism in the Gifted
  • Organization for the Creative Mind
  • Raising Creative Kids
  • Developing Differentiated Education Plans
  • Bringing it all Together: Integrative Assessment and Educational Planning for Gifted Youth
  • Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis of Gifted Youth
  • The Essence of the Gifted Person
  • Passion for Learning Beyond Kindergarten: The Power of Choice