2016 Upcoming Presentations

June 19-26
Camp Yunasa West: Camp for Gifted Youth
Senior Fellow, weeklong presentations and facilitation
Sedalia, CO
Sponsored by Institute for Educational Advancement

July 20-22
PG Retreat East
Gathering for families with profoundly gifted children
Graylyn Retreat Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

July 23-24
SENG Annual Conference
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
CE credit/3- hour presentation
“Creating Holistic Well-being for Our Self and Our Family”
Hour presentations:
“It Isn’t Easy Being Highly or Profoundly Gifted”
“Strengthen and Honor your Gifted Child”

July 30- August 6
Camp Yunasa East: Camp for gifted youth
Senior Fellow, week long presentations and facilitation
Fenton, Michigan
Sponsored by Institute for Educational Advancement

October 10-11
Colorado Association for the Gifted and Talented Annual Conference
Keynote: TBA
Parent Evening presentation
Single session presentation

October 17-18
Iowa Talented and Gifted Annual Conference
Two Keynote:
“Guidance From Within: The Daily Life of the Emotionally Gifted”
“Children as Ambassador of Change”
Two individual sessions:
“Riding the Waves Through Turbulent Years”
“Demystifying the 2E Paradox”



2016 Past Presentations

February 12
Westgate School
Professional Development – 5-hour workshop
“Similar…Different…Unique”
12500 Washington Street
Thornton, CO 80241

February 3
Friends School
Professional Development – 2-hour seminar
“Understanding Gifted From the Inside Out”
5465 Pennsylvania Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303



2015 Past Events

November 12-15
National Association for Gifted Children
Phoenix, Arizona

October 1 and 2nd (tentative)
NOVA School
Olympia, Washington
Presentation/discussion with students
3- hour teacher staff development/ gifted in-service

September 25 and 26th
Florida Association for the Gifted
Tampa, FL

August 6-9th
PG Retreat East (for families with profoundly gifted children)
Graylyn, North Carolina

July 26- August 2nd
Camp Yunasa for Gifted Youth
Senior Fellow, week long presentations
Fenton, Michigan
Sponsored by Institute for Educational Advancement

July 24
Social/Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) Annual Conference
Preconference Half-day presentation
CEU credit
Guidance from Within: The Daily Life of the Emotionally or Spiritually Gifted

July 9-10
46th Annual Autism Society National Conference
Twice - Exceptional: Gifted Girls and Autism
Keynote panel address
Denver, CO

June 14-21
Yunasa West: Camp for Gifted Youth
Senior Fellow, weeklong presentations
Sedalia, CO
Sponsored by Institute for Educational Advancement

June 1 and 2nd
Grand Junction, Colorado
Evening parent presentation- 2 hours
Full-day teacher/staff development and gifted in-service

April 13th and 14th
Auckland, New Zealand
Off The Charts! Asynchrony International Conference

March 27th
NOVA Middle School
Olympia, Washington
Half day teacher/staff development and gifted In-service

March 26th
NOVA Middle School
Olympia, Washington
Student presentations throughout school day
Evening parent presentation: embracing the Complexities of your Gifted Child

March 17
Mackintosh Academy, S. Boulder Road
Being 2E: A View From the Inside Out
2-hour presentation
Boulder, CO

March 12
Social/Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) Webinar
Spiritual Giftedness
2-hour/ CEU Credit

March 10
The Coffee Klatch Special Needs Talk Radio Network
Tho are our twice exceptional kids and young adults
30 minute radio interview
www.brightnotbrokeninstitute.com

February 20
Beyond IQ Conference;
Supporting the Academic Excellence of Gifted Children Across the Gifted Range
Arvada Center for the Arts
Denver, CO 80003



2014 Presentations

December 5, 2014
Texas Association of Gifted And Talented Annual Conference
TAGT Parent Conference
Recognize, Honor and Fortify Your Gifted Child
Fort Worth Convention Center
Room 202D, 11:00am - 11:50am

Tips for Positive Parenting: In-Depth with Dr. Patty Gatto-Walden
Room 202D, 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Fort Worth Convention Center
1201 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

December 4, 2014
Texas Association of Gifted and Talented Annual Conference
Understanding the Multi-Faceted Implications of Asynchrony in Gifted Children
Room 203C; 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Fort Worth Convention Center

November 13-16, 2014
National Associations for Gifted Children Annual Conference
Gifted Children As Ambassadors of Changeԍ TBA
The Inner World of Spiritually Gifted Children
TBA
Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

November 1, 2014
Gifted Education Regional East Central BOCES
Fall Event: That Gifted Children Want You to Know
Deer Trail, Colorado
TBA

October 21, 2014
Colorado Association for the Gifted and Talented (CAGT) Annual State Conference
Talent Development or Personal Growth? Gifted Kids Speak OutŔ
Conifer Ballroom, 11:00am- 12:00pm
Marriott Denver Tech Center
4900 S. Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237

October 20, 2014
Colorado Association for the Gifted and Talented (CAGT) Annual State Conference
Treating a Healthy and Contented Family Life
Conifer Ballroom; 2:05pm -3:05pm
Marriott Denver Tech Center
4900 S. Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237

October 18, 2014
Florida Association for the Gifted (FLAG) Annual State Conference
Riding the Waves with Gifted Teens
Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport, Westshore
4400 W Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607
1:45pm ֠2:45pm

October 2, 2014
Distinguished Lecture Series, 5- hour workshop
Southern Methodist University (SWU)
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development
Gifted Students Institute
Embracing The Complexities of the Gifted Child
Plano Campus
5236 Tennyson Parkway
Plano, Texas 75024

September 23, 2014
Adams 12 School District
Hunter Glenn Elementary School Gifted and Talented Program/ Parent Program
That Your Gifted Child Needs You To Know
Educational Support Center
1500 E. 128th Ave Thornton,
Thornton, CO
6:30pm - ֠8:00pm

September 22, 2014
Boulder Country Day School
Parent Education Series
Better Understanding of the Distinct Experiences of Gifted ChildrenԠ
4820 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO 80301
6:30pm - ֠8:30pm

August 14, 2014
Boulder Country Day School
3- hour Teacher In-service Workshop
Being Gifted Is a Two-Sided Coin: Part Two
4820 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO 80301
12:30 pm- 3:30 pm

July 25-August 3, 2014
Yunasa Camp For the Gifted
YMCA Camp Copneconic
Fenton, Michigan

July 20, 2014
Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted National Conference (SENG)
Ԍiving Oneӳ Spirit Song: Following the Light Within
San Jose, California

July 19, 2014
Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted National Conference (SENG)
Continuing Education Credit for Psychologist 3 hour presentation:
The Highs and Lows of Emotional and Spiritual Giftedness
San Jose, California

June 15-22, 2014
Yunasa West Camp for the Gifted
YMCA Shadybrook Camp
Sedalia, Colorado

June 10, 2014
Greater Houston Cooperative Districts
6- hour Teacher In-service Workshop
Being Gifted Is A Two-Sided Coin
Houston, Texas
8:00am ֠3:30pm

June 9, 2014
Spring Branch ISD: Houston, Texas
Parents: Treating A GPS Parental Guidance System
2100 Shadowdale Rd.
Houston, TX 77043
7:00pm -8:30pm

May 27, 2014
Boulder Country Day School
Being Gifted Is a Two Sided Coin: Part one
3- hour Teacher in-service Workshop
4820 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO 80301
12:30pm- 3:30pm

May 6, 2014
Adams 14 Five Star School District
Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out
ESC Facility
5291 E. 60th Avenue
Commerce City, CO 80022
6:30pm - 8:00pm

May 2, 2014
Katy Association for the Gifted
Teachers: That Gifted Kids Want Teachers to Know
Houston, Texas
10:00am - Noon

May 1, 2014
Katy Parents of the Gifted Association
Houston, Texas
Riding the Waves: Tuning Parenting Skills to Gifted Pre-Adolescents and Teen
6:30pm - 8:30pm

April 24, 2014
Adams 12 School District
Thornton, Colorado
Teachers: The Heart of the Matter
Parents: That Gifted Children Need You To Know
Educational Support Center
1500 E. 128th Ave
Thornton, CO 80241

April 12, 2014
Greeley-Evans Weld County School District 6
Parent and Teacher Institute Day

Keynote: That Your Gifted Child Wants You To Know
Break-out session: Riding the Waves: Tuning Parenting Skills with Gifted Teens
Break-out session: Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out
Greeley-Evans 6
1025 9th Avenue
Greeley, Colorado 80631

March 25, 2014
Denver School District
“What Your Gifted Child Needs You to Know: Understanding From the Inside Out”
Cory Elementary School
1550 S. Steele Street
Denver, CO 80210
6:30pm - 8:30pm

February 22, 2014
Off the Charts: Asynchronous Development Symposium
”Social/Emotional Implications of Asynchrony”
9:15am- 10:45am
Albuquerque, New Mexico

“Embracing the Asynchronous Inner World of Gifted Children”
11:00am -12:00am



 

Partial Past Presentations List Below

2013 Presentations:

December 6, 2013
“The Light and Shadow Side of Gifted Children’s Complexities”
Texas Association of Gifted and Talented Annual Conference
George Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas
Parent Conference Strand
1:30 pm- 2:30 pm, Room 310 B/E

“Still Gifted After All These Years”
Texas Association of Gifted and Talented Annual Conference
George Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas
Educator Conference Strand
3:00pm- 4:00 pm, Room 310 B/E

November 19, 2013
“Riding the Waves, Steadying the Course: 
Tuning Parenting Skills with Gifted Pre-Adolescents and Teens”
Dallas, Texas
Carroll Middle School
1800 East Kirkwood Avenue; Southlake, Texas 96092
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

November 14, 2013
“What Gifted Kids Want You to Know:  
Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out”
Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented
Manhattan Middle School School
290 Manhattan Drive; Boulder, CO  80303
6:30 pm- 8:30 pm

November 9, 2013
“Heart of the Matter: What Your Children Want You to Know”
National Association for Gifted Children
J.W. Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

November 8, 2013
“Asynchronous Flash Mob: Q and A with the Columbus Group”
National Association for Gifted Children
J.W. Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

October 17, 2013
“The Call to Meaning Through Service”
Institute for the Development of Gifted Education Conference
Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, University of Denver; Denver, Colorado
11:35 am – 12:35 pm, Room 401

August 10-14, 2013
20th Biennial World Council for Gifted and Talented Children
Galt House Hotel; Louisville, Kentucky

“The Highs and Lows of Emotional and Spiritual Giftedness”
August 11, 8:00am- 8:50 am; Individual presentation
Suite Tower, Taylor Room

“Annemarie Roeper: Reflections on a Global Visionary”
August 11, 10:15am – 12:00 pm; Symposium
Suite Tower

“Asynchronous Development Revealed”
August 11, 1:00pm – 3:00pm; Symposium
Suite Tower

“Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration: A Process of Development”
August 12, 10:15am – 12:00pm; Symposium
Suite Tower

“The Call to Meaning Through Service”
August 13, 10:15am – 12:00pm; Individual presentation
Suite Tower, Wilson Room



 

2012 Presentations:

November 30, 2012
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Annual Conference

“Heart of the Matter”
General Audience Keynote, 9:00 am
Lone Star Ballroom B/C

“What the Children Want You to Know”
Keynote for Parents, 11:00 am
Lone Star Ballroom B/C

“Listening Within: The Call to Meaning and Service”
Breakout Session, 1:55 pm-2:55 pm
Houston Room A

November 28, 2012
Johnson Elementary School Auditorium
Southlake, TX
Establishing a Parental GPS System: How to Guide the Gifted Child
6:30-9:00 pm

November 16-18, 2012
National Association for Gifted Children
Denver, Colorado
“Listening Within: The Call to Meaning and Service 
“What the Kids Want You to Know--It's My Life 

October 11, 2012
Southmoor Elementary School
Denver, Colorado
“Hi, My Name is Katie: Helping Your Gifted Child Build Relationship Skills 
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

September 19, 2012
Seminole County Public Schools Exceptional Student Support Services
Educational Support Center Board Room
Stanford, Florida
“Establishing a Parental "GPS System:  How to Guide the Gifted Child
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

February 11, 2012
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
Parent Conference
Anderson High School
Austin, Texas
“It Isn't Always Easy Being Gifted! 
“Tuning Parental Skills Toward Family Harmony 

January 28, 2012
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
Parent Conference
Lone Star College
Houston, Texas
“It Isn't Always Easy Being Gifted! 
“Tuning Parental Skills Toward Family Harmony 



“What an incredible speaker! Patty Gatto-Walden is knowledgeable, inspiring and a very talented speaker… think that any teacher working with GT students needs to hear her speak. Every parent that I have spoken with came away from her presentation feeling that she truly understood gifted children, families and the dynamics that we all deal with on a daily basis. It made us feel validated and it was healing to hear her speak so honestly and knowledgably about gifted children and adults."