Beyond Giftedness Conference XXV

Friday Feb 23, 2018

Main Conference
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
(7:30 AM registration)



Arvada Center for the Arts
Arvada, Colorado

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 $140 General Conference

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 
  • Opportunity to earn .5 graduate credit hours. For information click here.

Parent Mini-conference with Jim Delisle
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Lunch included!

Parent Conference Features:

  • Morning Workshop with Dr. Jim Delisle 
  • Optional Keynote Presentation
  • Browse the exhibits
  • Hot lunch 
  • Valuable information you can use with the gifted kids in your life

$60/pp, $105/couple

Parent Workshop Information

Book your room at Westminster Marriott
The deadline has passed but call and let them know you're with the conference and they may still give you our rates ($99/night or $119/night with breakfast).



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

Jim Delisle, Ph.D. is well known within the gifted community for his humor, warmth and insight. We are thrilled to welcome him to Beyond Giftedness XXV!

James R. Delisle, Ph.D.

Doing Poorly on Purpose: Strategies to Reverse Underachievement and Respect Student Dignity

Most of the “antidotes” for reversing academic underachievement in able adolescents are punitive and disrespectful. It is no surprise, then, that they are also ineffective and emotionally debilitating. In conjunction with Dr. Delisle's release of his book by the same title, this debut keynote provides a new look at “underachievement” from the eye of the students who wear this label and offers a series of school-based suggestions and solutions, each one bearing a similar foundation: preserving the dignity of students who choose to perform poorly on purpose.

Marlo Payne Thurman, Ph.D. is a wealth of knowledge who has shared her expertise with the gifted community both locally and nationally. We are honored to have her keynote this year!


Different Minds: Cognition, Sensory Processing, and Learning in Gifted Children

According to Thomas Armstrong, the concept of neurodiversity (human differences in cognition, sensory processing, and learning) is as critical to the survival of the human species as the concept of biodiversity is for the sustainability of the planet. Using foundational ideas within the frame of neuro-cognitive difference, this presentation will detail some of the uniquely different minds that make up the diverse population of gifted individuals. Come discover how the gifted children in your life might differ in their learning, processing, and even in their experiencing of the world.

Breakout Presenters and Sessions Descriptions.

We look forward to seeing everyone! 

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