Tuesday, September 25: First meeting of virtual Advanced Discussion Group For Parents of Gifted and 2e Children, facilitated by Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed., meets monthly through the Zoom video platform on Tuesday afternoons, 1:00pm-2:30pm (Pacific time). Join other parents of gifted and/or 2e children to discuss their special needs and unique challenges, plus share insights, and receive support. Meeting are scheduled for September 25, October 16, November 13 and December 11. Learn more at

Tuesday, October 2: First meeting of SENG Model Discussion Group for Parents of Gifted and 2e Children, facilitated by Dr. Ellena Chen & Dr. Brennan Whitley, meets Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm, October 2 through November 27 (8 weeks), in Berkeley, CA. Groups offer a forum for parents to speak freely about their child’s development, share parenting concerns, seek support from others with similar experiences, and learn about the social emotional needs of the gifted. Learn more at

Wednesday, October 17: Dr. Dan Peters will speak in Orinda on “Parenting your Child for a Successful School Year (and Life)”. More information to come.

October 26-27: 2 Days of 2e Virtual Conference, presented by With Understanding Comes Calm, LLC. Designed specifically to meet the needs of Parents, Educators, Adults and Clinicians, each session will be presented sequentially followed by a real-time discussion board Q&A. Speakers include Dr. Joe Renzulli, Dr. Jim Delisle, Dr. Susan Baum, Dr. Edward Amend, and Jonathan Mooney. Summit Center’s Dr. Dan Peters will speak on Anxiety and Dr. Stephen Chou will speak on Identification. More information to come at

Saturday, October 27:Dr. Dan Peters will present at Athena Academy’s Cognitive Diversity Summit in Palo Alto, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. Free. Details and tickets.

November 15-18: Annual National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Conference, Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Dan Peters will co-present on “Use of the WISC-V for Gifted and Twice Exceptional Identification” and “Stealth Dyslexia: Still Flying Under the Radar.” Dr. Susan Daniels will speak on “Outside the Lines: Let’s Have a Look at Visual Thinking, Imagination, and Creativity.” 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