Beyond Giftedness Conference XXIV

Friday Feb 24, 2017

Main Conference
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM MST
(7:30 AM registration)
Speakers, Times & Topics

Parent Mini-conference
9:25 AM to 1:30 PM
(9 AM registration)
stay longer for keynotes

Parent Session Info



Arvada Center for the Arts
Arvada, Colorado


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Main Conference Features 

  • Breakout Sessions for teachers, counselors, administrators and parents
  • Keynote Presentation
  • Networking time with peers
  • Browse the exhibits
  • Continental breakfast and hot lunch (includes gluten & dairy free options)
  • Valuable information you can use with the gifted kids in your life
  • Certificates for 7.5 hours of Professional Development 
  • Register to earn .5 graduate credit hours

Westminster Marriott: 720.550.4850

Shuttle service from hotel available with notice.


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Join us for another day of extraordinary keynotes and breakout sessions!

Pre-registration closes February 22nd! Walk-ins will be an additional $5 and based on availability.

Dr. Nadia E. Webb, Author of Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults (1st & 2nd edition)


Whole Mind, Whole Brain
Intelligence is not static. The brain is a complex system that changes in response to social forces. “Psychological” experiences of loneliness, social support, affectionate touch, intellectual challenge, social stability or bullying can alter the brain at the smallest levels, including the lifespan of a neuron, as well as how we later think, learn and love as adults.

A limited number of the newly released Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults, 2nd edition will be available for purchase at the conference ($30).

Dr. Linda Silverman, Gifted Development Center Director and Renowned Researcher

Linda Silverman edited

Overexcitabilities: Myths, Realizations and New Research The term “overexcitability” made its debut in gifted education in 1979. Over the last 35 years, we have embraced this concept, credited it as being the main cause of the misdiagnosis of the gifted, rejected it in some academic circles and misconstrued it in others. What is overexcitability (OE)? What is its theoretical basis? Why is the concept so controversial? How do we distinguish OE from AD/HD, sensory processing disorder, and other treatable diagnoses? Are gifted children more overexcitable? What does the research say? How should parents and teachers respond to gifted children’s overexcitability?

Linda will generously be gifting a copy of her landmark book, "Counseling the Gifted and Talented" to conference registrants!

Dr. George Betts, NAGC President

George Betts 2 Photo July 2016

Celebrating the Whole Gifted Child: A Dialogue with George Betts and Linda Silverman
The Whole Gifted Child is a topic which Linda and George have explored for over 80 combined years. Now it is time to hear these two professionals and learn about the future for the gifted child. This dialogue will provide audience members with established information as well as a look ahead. Questions will be generated by the facilitator and audience members. Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

We look forward to seeing everyone!