Child-Centered World Symposium

Apr 24 2020 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

Due to the crisis of COVID 19, we are postponing all Wisdom Keepers 2020 events.


Friday, April 24, 2020

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
DoubleTree by Hilton
8773 Yates Dr.
Westminster, CO 80031
All who embrace a child-centered perspective of giftedness
$180 pre-registration rate before March 15th, 2020; $225 after March 15th.
In honor of our 40th year, Gifted Development Center is hosting an international symposium to help the world rediscover the uniqueness of the gifted child. Attendees include members of The Columbus Group, the International Network of Child-Centered Advocates, the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development Board of Directors, GRO-Gifted Research & Outreach, Qualitative Assessment Master Practitioners, The World Game trainers, schools for the gifted and child-centered supporters from all over the globe. The symposium will include presentations on:
• "Understanding Your Gifted Child from the Inside Out" by Jim Delisle
• "The Challenge of Being Child-Centered" by Michael M. Piechowski
• Aspects of Asynchronous Development by members of The Columbus Group
• Gifted Qualitative Development by Anne Beneventi, Linda Leviton and Linda Silverman
• Child-centered gifted education by The Logan School for Creative Learning
• The World Game by Marion van de Coolwijk, The Netherlands, and Grith Tschorn & Johnnie Rasmussen, Denmark
• "Toward a Theory of Spiritual Intelligence: Developing Higher Consciousness" Dorothy A. Sisk
• Wisdom Keepers Panel: Dorothy Sisk,Jim Delisle, Susan Daniels, Dan Peters, Vivienne DeOkoro, Danae Deligeorges


Opening Address: Michael Piechowski,"The Challenge of Being Child-Centered"

• Jim Delisle
• Michael Piechowski
• Michele Kane
• Stephanie Tolan
• Patricia Gatto-Walden
• Barbara Mitchell Hutton
• Kathi Kearney
• Patti McKinnell
• Markus Hunt
• Anne Beneventi
• Linda Leviton
• Linda Silverman
• Marion van de Coolwijk
• Grith Tschorn
• Johnnie Rasmussen
• Dorothy Sisk
• Susan Daniels
• Dan Peters
• Vivienne DeOkoro
• Danae Deligeorges


Accompanying Events:

Thursday, April 23rd: Understanding your gifted child from the inside out with Jim Delisle

Featuring a student panel. Cost $20 or free with symposium registration.

Click here for more information!


Saturday, April 25th: International Consortium of Schools for the Gifted

For Heads of Schools. Cost: free


Saturday, April 25th: Gifted Adult Summit “A Call to Action”
For professionals who support gifted adults. Cost: $90
Click here to register!

Sunday, April 26th: “Gathering of Guiding Lights: From Pathology to Power”
For mental health professionals working with gifted children, adolescents and adults. Cost $90
Click here to register!


Click here to view our flyer!

Special arrangements have been made at:
Double Tree Westminster
$122 per night plus tax with 2 breakfasts (worth $12 each!)
Rooms can have 1-4 people at no extra charge!
Special pricing ends March 23rd!
Fitness Center
Shuttle Service
Room Service
Multi-lingual staff
Business Center
Handicap Accessibility
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Uptown Extended Stay Suites Westminster
$70 per night plus tax
Brand new hotel with kitchenettes in each room
Brand New, Opened in March 2019
Kitchen in every room with full size refrigerator, two-burner stove top, microwave.
Custom-made beds ("super comfy!")
Super-fast WiFi (50-100 MB of download speed)
Chromecast included free in every room
Laundry Room
24-hour gym
24-hour vending machines
Conference room
Restaurants close by
For reservations, contact:
Daniel Anacan
Direct: 786-734-4165
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Don’t miss it!