May 7th, 2016 – GCABC Conference and AGM

Saturday May 7th, 2016                                                  1:00 – 4:00 PM

Choice School for Gifted Children – 20451 Westminster Hwy  Richmond

Keynote Speaker:  P. Susan Jackson

Conference Tickets available at:

Advance Ticket Purchase  –  $15 members / $25 non-members
Conference & Membership Deal$50 includes 1 Adult Conference Ticket
+ 1 Family Membership
*Membership for remainder of current member year + 2016/2017 Membership year
Expires June 2017.

Children’s Program $12  – For ages 6-12  Advance tickets only – SOLD OUT
* We regret that we are unable to admit children who are not registered in one of our programs.

Event Admission at the door  $35.00 * Cash Only at the door.
*Limited ticket availability at the door.

Conference Session Details:

Keynote with P. Susan Jackson:  Resilient, calm and deeply engaged: 27 strategies to promote optimal well-being in our brilliant, intense, and asynchronous kids.  40 Minutes

In this highly interactive and practical session parents, teacher and mental health practitioners learn 27 field-tested strategies designed specifically to promote healthy and productive gifted kids.
Topics include: dealing with stress/anxiety; finding balance and joy in daily life; managing multiple gifts and interests; friendships; parents as effective multi-level mediators (in educational settings, at home and beyond); the critical importance of food, nutrition, exercise and mind-body care; understanding and dealing optimally with perfectionism, intensity, willfulness and sensitivity. Maximize the inner (often idiosyncratic) workings of the gifted child and family using these sure-fire strategies designed by a veteran therapist, researcher and parent.

AGM – 20 Minutes

Breakout Sessions – 30 Minutes

  1. Susan Jackson:  When school and Social/Emotional needs collide: How to help your teenager achieve at school by focusing on their social/emotional needs, and ways to “hack” school to create something that works for your child.
  2. Debbie Clelland & Niovi Patsicakis: Friendship, emotions and belonging: Navigating the social-emotional roller coasters of Elementary School-aged gifted children.

Presentation- 30 Minutes:  BC’s New Curriculum and how it applies to gifted learners.  Presentation by Gordon Li, Ministry of Education, Director of Learning Technologies and District Outreach.



Children’s Session Details

Children ages 6-12 SOLD OUT!
Nancy Greenall – Think Tank Challenge Center
It Pays to Advertise!

Join this session and design an imaginary product called ‘Fun Bites”.  Then, learn about advertising techniques, design a logo and package design, create a jingle and prepare and act out a commercial for your product!