February 22-24: 57th Annual California Association for Gifted (CAG) Annual Conference, Palm Springs, CA. Brings together nearly 1,200 individuals from around the state. Over 80 sessions provide a learning opportunity for teachers, parents, and advocates to hear from leading researchers and experts in the field of gifted education. Summit Center’s Dr. Lisa Hancock will be speaking on Understanding Neuropsychological Assessments, Supporting Your Gifted Child: When to Help, When to let them Fail and When to seek Professional Support (with Dr. Joanna Hasse), and Gifted Kids versus Classroom Social Norms (with Dr. Joanna Hasse). More information at

Monday, February 25: First day of Gifted Adult: The Intensity of Life, monthly discussion group facilitated by Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed., meets Monday mornings, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Pacific Time), through the Zoom Video Meeting Platform. Do you struggle to live up to your potential? Is it a challenge to manage your passions, work or relationships? Join other adults to discuss over-excitability challenges while learning coping skills. Learn more and register:

Tuesday, February 26: First day of SENG-Model Parent Support Group, for parents of gifted or twice-exceptional children, in TORRANCE on Tuesdays, led by Dr. Lisa Hancock, a SENG certified master facilitator. Guided discussion will focus on the social and emotional needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children, and the parenting issues related to those needs. More information and link to register at

Tuesday, March 5: First day of Virtual Advanced Parent Discussion Group For Parents of Gifted and 2e Children, facilitated by Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed., meets through the Zoom video platform on Tuesday afternoons, 1:00pm-2:30pm (Pacific time). Recommended for past participants of an introductory SENG Model Discussion Group, or those who have read A Parents Guide to Gifted Children by Dr. James Webb, et al. More information at

Thursday, March 14: Dr. Dan Peters will speak on Interpreting Test Results for Dyslexia, 7:00 pm, at the Bella Vista Elementary School Library, San Ramon, CA. More information to come.

Tuesday, March 26: Dr. Dan Peters will speak at the Lafayette PTA Parent Education Series on “Preparing Your Child for Life: Teaching Coping, Problem Solving and Resilience,” 6:30 pm, Lafayette Elementary School, Lafayette, CA. More information to come.


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