Child-Centered World Symposium

Apr 24 2020 - 8:30am to 4:30pm


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:
  • Giftedness as asynchronous development by The Columbus Group; 

  • Child-centered gifted education by The Logan School for Creative Learning; 

  • Qualitative Assessment;

  • The World Game; 

  • Small group discussions, facilitated by leaders, on the implementation of child-centeredness in the study and education of the gifted. 


Opening Address: Michael Piechowski, Why Child-Centeredness is Important

  • Michael Piechowski
  • Rosemary Cathcart
  • Michele Kane
  • Stephanie Tolan
  • Patty Gatto-Walden
  • Barb Hutton
  • Ellen Fiedler
  • Kathi Kearney
  • Patti McKinnell
  • Markus Hunt
  • Becky Godec
  • Anne Beneventi
  • Linda Leviton
  • Linda Silverman
  • Marion Van de Coolwijk
  • Grith Tschorn
  • Johnnie Rasmussen



Accompanying Events:

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 who work with gifted children, adolescents and adults. Cost $90
Click here to register!


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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!
Fitness Center
Shuttle Service to Noah's (4.7 miles, 11 minutes)
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
1.9 miles from Noah's
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
We need 10 confirmed reservations at Uptown Suites to get the $70 per night rate. Please contact [email protected] if you want a reservation at Uptown Suites.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Don’t miss it!

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