Vision & Leadership in 2e Education Symposium
The 2e Center brings together experts and participants from around the world to discuss the best ways to support twice-exceptional learners. The symposium takes place every two years in Los Angeles. The next event is scheduled for fall 2021.
The 2e Center’s 2021 biennial 2e Hall of Fame Honoree Dinner and Symposium are tentatively scheduled to be held October 22-24. The working theme of the 2021 symposium will be “Diversity in Neurodiversity.”
Proposed topics include:
• Culturally defined conceptions of giftedness
• 2e program awareness, availability, and access
• 2e curriculum in the context of cultural, racial, and economic diversity
These are just a few of the many exciting topics that we will explore together as educators, researchers, educational advocates, and activists.
Information on the program and registration will be available March 1, 2021.
The 2e Center held the 2019 symposium on October 11-13 in North Hollywood and Studio City, California. This symposium focused on what it means to be 2e friendly and what role the 2e education community has in influencing a shift to 2e-friendly environments.
Guest speakers included Jack Horner, Deborah Reber, and David Shore, and various keynotes and panels were held. The second 2e Hall of Fame class was inducted, including Susan Assouline, Mark Bade & Linda Neumann, Sally Reis, and James Webb.
Participants joined together to help create a Declaration of Equity in Education and Inclusion of Twice-Exceptional Persons.
The 2e Center for Research and Professional Development hosted the symposium on October 13-14, 2017, at the Garland in North Hollywood, CA., and Bridges Academy in Studio City, CA.
The symposium featured keynotes, panel discussions by 2e Hall of Fame inductees, “Issues and Answers” breakout discussions on strategic topics, and forums with noted experts on program development, research-based strategies, and related issues in 2e education programs.
The inaugural class was inducted into the 2e Hall of Fame at a dinner ceremony on Oct. 13. The class is comprised of Lois Baldwin, Linda Brody, Mary Ruth Coleman, L. Dennis Higgins, C. June Maker, M. Elizabeth Nielsen, and Joanne Whitmore Schwartz.
Leading scholars gave keynotes on talent development and neurodiversity. The featured speakers were Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, Dr. Sally Reis, Jonathan Mooney, and Dr. Susan Baum.