Events Calendar

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“My Future...What Now?”

Apr 28 2020 - 12:00pm

A free presentation hosted by Jim Delisle! High school Juniors and Seniors will discuss the challenges they are facing in a world dealing with a viral pandemic.

Gifted Minds Empowered: An Advocacy Course for Parents

Feb 5 2020 - 7:00pm to Mar 25 2020 - 8:30pm

Does your gifted child have learning needs beyond what are typically addressed in school? With presenters Bobbie Gilman and Linda Silverman, you will learn effective advocacy skills that foster appropriate responses from educational personnel.

Gifted Girls Symposium

Nov 16 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Girls with high IQs make themselves invisible. Parents and teachers are invited to hear gifted education expert Linda Kreger Silverman address this crisis and the unique social emotional and academic needs of our gifted girls.

2 Days of 2e Virtual Conference

Oct 26 2018 - 8:30am to Oct 27 2018 - 8:30pm

If you have a twice exceptional child or student, you won't want to miss this event. The conference will feature 12 speakers, each speaking for approximately an hour on one of a variety of subjects relevant to 2e.

Gifted Mamas Retreat

Oct 12 2018 - 3:30pm to Oct 14 2018 - 11:30am

Join Dr. Linda Silverman and Tina Harlow in Steamboat Springs for a day of self-care, insight and support in parenting gifted children.


Jun 2 2018 - 8:30am

Join Paula Prober and Linda Silverman on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery, reflection and rejuvenation.

BVGT Presents Linda Silverman, Ph.D – Counseling the Gifted

Nov 16 2017 - 6:30pm



November 16th 6:30 PM                                

Boulder, CO

Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented presents Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D., on the topic, "Counseling the Gifted.” Copies of Linda Silverman’s popular textbook, Counseling the Gifted and Talented, will be given to all participants. Douglass Elementary School, 840 North 75th St., Boulder, CO 80303.

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Annual Convention

Nov 7 2017 - 5:00pm to Nov 12 2017 - 11:30am


Friday, November 10th


7:30 – 9:00 AM Special Schools and Programs
Linda Silverman is facilitating a discussion with leaders in the National Consortium of Schools for the Gifted and the NAGC Special Schools and Programs Network

Empowering the Spirit through The Virtues Project™ A Workshop for Parents and Teachers of the Gifted

Sep 23 2017 - 9:00am to Sep 24 2017 - 4:00pm


In this two-day workshop for a small group of parents and teachers, Christine Ayling and Susan Picard, Virtues Project™ facilitators from Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, will immerse participants in this transformational process, giving them the tools to change their own lives and the lives of the children in their care.

NAGC 64th Annual Convention

Jun 23 2017 - 4:30pm to Jun 24 2017 - 9:00pm

Linda Silverman and Anne Beneventi will be giving a joint keynote address at an International Congress on Gifted Children in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, June 23-24, 2017.

Introducing the Gifted Index and Supporting Twice-Exceptional Children: A Day with Dr. Linda Silverman

Apr 18 2017 - 9:00am to Apr 21 2017 - 3:30pm

For Psychologists: Introducing the Gifted Index and Supporting Twice-Exceptional Children: A Day with Dr. Linda Silverman, April 18th

For Parents: If Our Child is so Smart, Why Aren't Our Lives Easier? An Evening with Dr. Linda Silverman, April 20th

For Teachers and School-based Staff Supporting Gifted Learners: Why Do We Need Gifted Education? A Day with Dr. Linda Silverman, April 21st

St. Vrain Valley School District

Mar 14 2017 - 3:00pm
Tuesday, March 17th, Linda Silverman will speak on “Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner” for the St. Vrain Valley School District, Gifted & Talented Services.


2e: Twice Exceptional Film Viewing and Panel Discussion

Mar 8 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Come learn more about the challenges and successes of this unique type of gifted learner. Find out how teachers and parents can engage these students’ curiosities and help them build meaningful and successful social and academic connections.  The panel includes Gifted Development Center's own Bobbie Gilman

Beyond Giftedness Conference

Feb 24 2017 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Dr. Linda Silverman: Overexcitabilities: Myths, Realizations and New Research
Dr. Linda Silverman and Dr. George Betts:  Celebrating the Whole Gifted Child: A Dialogue with George Betts and Linda Silverman
Dr. Nadia Webb: Whole Mind and Whole Brain


Oct 10 2016 - 7:00am to Oct 11 2016 - 4:30pm

The 39th Annual CAGT Conference, held at The Embassy Suites Loveland, will feature Keynote Speakers: Ian Byrd, Patty Gatto-Walden, Ph.D., Brian Housand, Ph.D., Student, Ella Hushka and George Betts, Ph.D.

Colorado Dabrowski Study Group for parents of gifted youth

Sep 14 2016 - 5:30pm

Join Catherine Zakoian, MA, LPC, counselor and consultant to gifted children, families and organizations to learn and work towards a deeper understanding of Kazimierz Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration.

Four Wednesday evening meetings Autumn 2016

How You Can Help Your Creative Child Succeed in School

Mar 31 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Are you ready for less pain and frustration and more success? In this workshop, we will peek into the brains of visual-spatial learners to explore their ingenuity, creativity and the impediments these traits present at school.

Linda Kreger Silverman and Jesse Berg give a free presentation in Thornton, CO on parenting these unique learners on March 31st from 6:30-8:30pm. The event is free!

Teaching Visual-Spatial Learners

Mar 31 2016 - 8:00am to 11:30am

What is a visual-spatial learner? Why is it important to know? How can we teach these children most effectively?

Linda Kreger Silverman and Jesse Berg give a free presentation in Thornton, CO on teaching these unique learners on March 31st from 8:00-11:30am. The event is free and space is limited.

Creating Sanctuary for Gifted Empaths - January 2016

Jan 16 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Catherine Zakoian and Lumineux Institute present:
Creating Sanctuary for Gifted Empaths: A Lab for Parents and Educators

Saturday January 16, 2016
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Lab fee $185.00.
Contact Gifted Development Center, 303-837-8378 to register.

NAGC 62nd Annual Convention and Exhibition

Nov 12 2015 - 3:00pm to Nov 15 2015 - 12:00pm
November 12-15, 2015
Phoenix, Arizona

The strength of our field is found in the diversity of our thoughts, ideas, and the people that come together to create our unique community. In Phoenix, home of the Valley of the Sun, we will celebrate the difference that our diversity makes on the lives of children and adults by casting a wide net and celebrating Everything Gifted Under the Sun!  

38th Annual CAGT Conference

Oct 19 2015 - 7:00am to Oct 20 2015 - 7:00pm

CAGT is proud to be reaching out to bring Gifted: The Whole Picture to our Colorado Community. This theme provides opportunities to explore the differences and uniqueness of each gifted child.  Make sure to save the date as you will not want to miss this innovative celebration!

SENG ( Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Annual Conference 2015

Jul 24 2015 - 12:00pm to Jul 26 2015 - 7:15pm

CE and 2E workshops presented by Linda Silverman, Linda Leviton, Dan Peters, Barbara Gilman, Kathi Kearney and Mike Postma

Creating Sanctuary for Gifted Empaths - July 2015

Jul 22 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Catherine Zakoian and Lumineux Institute present:
Creating Sanctuary for Gifted Empaths: A Lab for Parents and Educators

Wednesday July 22, 2015
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Boulder, Colorado

Creating Sanctuary for Gifted Empaths - May 2015

May 26 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Catherine Zakoian and Lumineux Institute present:
Creating Sanctuary for Gifted Empaths: A Lab for Parents and Educators
Tuesday May 26, 2015
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Boulder, Colorado 

For parents and educators who support gifted empathic children.

International Symposium in New Zealand: Off the Charts! Asychrony and the Gifted Child

Apr 13 2015 - 8:00am to Apr 14 2015 - 5:00pm

In 1991, a group of leading figures in the gifted field came together in Columbus, Ohio, and from that meeting, a new way of defining giftedness was born:

Creating Sanctuary for Gifted Empaths - March 2015

Mar 7 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Gifted Development Center and Lumineux Institute present:
Creating Sanctuary for Gifted Empaths: A Lab for Parents and Educators
Saturday March 7, 2015
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Gifted Development Center
8120 Sheridan Boulevard, Suite C-111, Westminster, Colorado 80003
  • For parents and educators who support gifted empathic children.
  • Fortify your knowledge of the gifted empathic nature.

Sanctuary for the Gifted Empath Child

Jan 16 2015 - 9:15am to 11:15am

Join Boulder-based, gifted counselor and consultant, Catherine Zakoian in a two-hour salon discussion aimed at supporting parents of highly empathic gifted children. Leave with ideas to help your child further calibrate inner emotional balance. Fortify your understanding of gifted empathy. Learn strategies to help your child be engaged with this world while offsetting detrimental impact.

If our child is so smart, why aren’t our lives easier?

Jan 15 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In this session, we will be discussing such issues as coping with the characteristics of giftedness; siblings and birth order; understanding introversion; gender issues; and keys to successful parenting. You will receive an owner’s manual, “Guidelines for Parents of the Gifted,” which contains suggestions for harmonious family life.

Athena Academy - Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner

Jan 14 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Do you think in words? Images? Feelings? Knowings?

Traditionally, school was designed for auditory-sequential, left-hemispheric students who are advanced in reading, writing, spelling, calculation and memorization, and perform well under timed conditions. Most dyslexic children are intuitive image thinkers.

Parent Talk: Twice Exceptional Students in Two Hours

Dec 4 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Linda Silverman & Bobbie Gilman Parent Talk: Twice Exceptional Students in Two Hours

Nevin Platt Middle School
6096 W Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80303

Book Signing will take place from 5:30 to 6:00 pm.

Lions Learning Centre

Sep 29 2014 - 9:00am
9625 Prairie Rd.,
Grande Prairie, Alberta
9:00am – 12:00pm: Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment of the Gifted
$75 fee
1:00pm – 4:00pm: Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner (for teachers)
$75 fee

Northwest Regional Learning Consortium

Sep 28 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
If Our Child is So Smart, Why Aren’t Our Lives Easier? (free) (parents)
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

Crystal Park School

9351-115 Ave.
Grande Prairie, Alberta


Eminence, Brilliance or a Way of Being? What Do Gifted Children Need?

Sep 10 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Mackintosh Academy Boulder 
Linda Silverman and J. J. Morrow, the new Head of School 
Book signing for Giftedness 101 by Linda Silverman from 6:00 to 6:30 with wine and cheese reception

GDC Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment (QQA)

Jul 28 2014 - 8:00am to Aug 3 2014 - 5:00pm

Granada Hills, CA


Call us to be waitlisted for an appointment:

1-888-GIFTED1 (Continental US only)

The 11th International Dabrowski Congress 2014

Jul 24 2014 - 12:30pm to Jul 26 2014 - 3:45pm

“Creativity: Transforming Perceptions of Reality”

Canmore Resort, Alberta, Canada


Linda Silverman, Ph.D., keynote, “Empathy: The Heart of Dabrowski’s Theory” Friday, July 25th, 9:00 – 10:00

Catherine Zakoian, MA, LPC, GDC Counselor, “Tripping Out Behind the Ashram" Friday, July 25th, 10:45 – 11:45 AM

Nancy Miller, Ph.D. “Advanced Development Journal and TPD: Theoretical Papers, Research and Case Studies” Saturday, July 26th, 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) 32nd Annual Conference

Jul 18 2014 - 8:00am to Jul 20 2014 - 12:45pm

Doubletree Hotel

San Jose, CA

Please visit the Gifted Development Center table in the vendor area to meet our California affiliates: Linda Leviton, MA, MFT, Director of GDC’s West Coast office and Anne Beneventi, Director, Annemarie Roeper Method of Qualitative Assessment. Linda and Anne can tell you about our new service—GDC Qualitative & Quantitative Assessment (QQA), being offered next in Southern California July 28th through August 3rd.

Parent Workshop: Collaborative Parenting / Connected Families

Jun 21 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

!!!This one-day workshop, based on Francine's book, "Raising Cooperative and Self Confident Children: A Step-by-Step Guide for Conscious Parenting”, provides a comprehensive program, clearly laid out and easily implemented, that has the potential to greatly enhance your relationship with your children or students.

GET Event: Dr. Linda Silverman - "Giftedness 101"

Apr 23 2014 - 6:30pm

What is giftedness? Is it the potential for success or is it the experience of being an "outsider"? Dr. Linda Silverman, of the Gifted Development Center, will address the unique psychological needs of gifted children, which are often manifested as "feeling different."

20th World Conference: Celebrating Giftedness and Creativity

Aug 10 2013 - 9:00am to Aug 14 2013 - 7:00pm


Louisville, Kentucky

"Breakthroughs in Assessment of the Gifted"

The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children
Click here for details