Thursday, June 23, 2011

June 25 Family Conference

Family Conference - Northwestern University Center for Talent Development
Saturday, June 25 2011
Here is news from our colleagues at Northwestern University Center for Talent Development:
Center for Talent Development
Annual Family Conference: June 25, 2011, featuring keynote presenter Jim Delisle
Each summer, Center for Talent Development hosts an enriching and informative afternoon event designed to guide gifted students and their families in making wise educational decisions. Parents hear from professors, psychologists, school administrators and businesspeople on diverse topics ranging from gifted children’s needs to saving for college. Students in PreK through grade 3 enjoy an afternoon of games and activities, while students in grades 4 through 12 attend mini-classes presenting fascinating applications of their favorite subjects and introducing them to various career paths. Educators who attend can earn professional development units.
Join us for the 2011 Opportunities for the Future Conference on Saturday, June 25.
Our keynote speaker is Jim Delisle who will present "Parenting Precocious Kids." 

Students can attend intriguing sessions such as
  • What the First Year of College is Really Like (grades 9 through 12)
  • Developing Talent & Passion: How to Turn an Idea into a Reality (grades 7 & 8; joint session with parents featuring Jonny Cohen)
  • Physics: Blast Off! (grades 4 through 6)
See more information on their Outreach webpage at

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