March 2-4, 2018: California Association for Gifted (CAG) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. “Shine a Light on Gifted Education.” Summit Center’s Dr. Lisa Hancock and Dr. Paula Wilkes will both present. Dr. Wilkes will present on “Deep and Complex Conversations About Literature,” and “Creating an Environment of Well-Being for Ourselves and our Students.” Dr Hancock will speak on “Understanding Neuropsychological Assessments,” “Quirky Behaviors or Symptoms of Disabilities: Differentiating between Gifted and 2e” (with Dr. Joanna Haase), “Welcome to the Real World: Recognizing the Challenges Facing Gifted/2e Teens and Adults” (with Sharon Duncan), and “Supporting Your Gifted child: When to Help, When to Let Them Fail, and When to Seek Help” (with Dr. Joanna Haase). More information at

Thursday, March 22: California Speech and Hearing Association annual conference in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Dan Peters will speak with Dr. Deborah Ross-Swain, Donna Geffner, and Jane Milan on “What Do Other Professionals Tell Us About Auditory Processing? Interprofessional Collaboration.” More information at

April 18-19: Dr. Susan Daniels will speak at the Novilo’s World of Gifted Congress in Zeist, The Netherlands. Susan’s topics will be: “Nature vs Nurture: is gifted born or made?” (panel), “Sensitivity, Intensity, and Creativity in Gifted Adults” and “Understanding Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration.” Learn more and register at

July 19-22: SENG Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted Conference, San Diego, CA. Dr. Dan Peters will present a pre-conference training on “Turning Worriers into Warriors: Anxiety in Gifted and 2e Youth.” Learn more and register 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