Solutions for Smart but Struggling Students (Free 5-Park Masters Series)

Weekly, September 18 through October 17

Presented by Bright & Quirky

Event Info

This expert series is an answer to the questions from distraught parents about their bright and quirky kids having a hard time at school. Most teachers are not trained in how to work with kids who are very bright and also have learning challenges.

Summit Center’s Dr. Dan Peters and Dr. Melanie Hayes will be speaking. Addtional master presenters include Susan Baum, PhD, Ross Greene, PhD, Mona Delahooke, PhD, Jonathan Mooney, Debbie Reber, Seth Perler, Joe and Sara Renzulli, PhDs, Sally Reis, PhD, Roberto Olivardia, PhD, William Dodson, PhD, Robin Schader, PhD, Jacqui Byrne, PhD, Nicole Tetreault, PhD,  and more. A new part will be released online every Wednesday.

More information and register for free viewing at



Preparing Your Child for a Successful School Year (and Life)

A presentation by Dr. Dan Peters, Lafayette, CA

Event Info

Thursday, September 19th, 6:30-8:00 PM,
Stanley Middle School, 3455 School Street, Multi-Use Room. Presented by the Lafayette School District Parent Education Committee.



Bridges 2e Symposium


“Vision and Leadership in 2e Education” takes place in Los Angeles

Event Info

The Bridges 2e Center for Research and Professional Development’s 2019 Symposium, “Vision and Leadership in 2e Education,” takes place October 11-13, 2019, in Los Angeles. Join in discussion with 130 creative educators, ​professionals, and change agents from around the world as we explore what it means to be 2e friendly and what our role is in influencing a shift to 2e-friendly environments. Dr. Melanie Hayes is speaking, and Dr. Dan Peters will facilitate a panel. Learn more and register at



Nueva Innovative Learning Conference

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area:
The 2019 ILC will take place on Nueva’s Hillsborough and San Mateo campuses.

Event Info

Every two years, educators and innovators from around the world convene at the Nueva School for the Innovative Learning Conference (ILC) to discuss and share ideas about many of the most challenging, critical issues facing education.

The biennial ILC provides meaningful resources and inspiring direction for educators, researchers, parents, and students. The conference uses a broad range of topics to provide innovative learning strategies for all learners and educators.

Learn more at



2 Days of 2e Virtual Conference


Event Info

2 Days of 2e virtual conference is for parents, educators, and clinicians, to learn how to best reach and teach 2e learners (gifted with a learning difference). 12 renowned experts and thought leaders discuss topics from emotion regulation, social thinking, and trauma to learning styles, classroom regulation, and teaching strategies. Participants learn how to use research-based tools for their home, classroom or clinical office. Contact hours are available through the University of Connecticut. Summit Center is participating in the virtual Exhibit Hall. More info at



Synchrony 2019: Annual International Symposium on Translational Research in Autism

Zoho Event Center, 4141 Hacienda Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Event Info

Synchrony (Public Day) serves as as a platform to share knowledge, empower families, and catalyze cutting edge medical breakthroughs, by connecting donors and researchers with the public. The conference is for those individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis, and also for relatives, friends, employers and community members who want to integrate people on the spectrum in everything they do.

Join us and learn about the latest in clinical trials, breakthroughs in upcoming promising therapies for gastro-intestinal, immune, metabolic and neurological health.

Recommended by Summit Center’s Dr. Jeannie Lopez.



National Association for Gifted Children Annual Conference

Albuquerque, NM

Event Info

Join this community of K-12 and university professionals, parents, advocates, and others learn best practices for educating and nurturing gifted children from all backgrounds. Gain both valuable information and inspiration through 200+ content rich sessions. Visit the Exhibit Hall and learn about leading resources. More information at


February (2020)

58th Annual California Association for the Gifted Conference

Palm Springs, CA

Event Info

The CAG 58th Annual Conference (#cagcon) in Palm Springs, February 21-23, 2020, 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. More information at


April (2020)

Child Centered World Symposium

Westminster, CO

Event Info

Gifted Development Center is hosting an international symposium to help the world rediscover the uniqueness of the gifted child. Dr. Dan Peters will attending, along with schools for the gifted and child-centered supporters from all over the globe. Opening Address by Michael Piechowski on Why Child-Centeredness is Important.


Speaker Bureau

Summit Center professionals are available to speak to your school, parent group, conference, or other event. They are experienced speakers on a variety of topics for conference keynotes, plenaries, webinars, workshops, and more. Contact our office for more information.