Alan is a dynamic and engaging speaker with a talent for making serious topics playful, and turning play into serious impact.
He is a very dynamic man, a world leader in the field of gifted coaching and in the understanding of both gifted children and adults alike.
– Tony, an audience member at the 2017 Perth seminar
Alan has a wealth of knowledge and experience working with families of Gifted Children. His friendly manner made his audience feel comfortable asking questions. We were grateful to have him share his message about the importance of combining IQ with persistence and resilience.
– Tanya Atherton. Head of Gifted and Talented. Sacred Heart College. Perth, Australia.
You were the best out of all the speakers in the whole conference… You look like you really enjoy it… I’d read the national report already, but you really brought it to life; I learnt some new things!
– Audience member at the 2016 National Conference on Giftedness
Sitting through eight hours of other speakers was worth it, just to hear you speak at the end of the day. Your way of presenting brilliance and high performance is fantastic!
– Sonja, an audience member at the 2015 International Conference on Giftedness and Talent Development
Alan presents seminars and workshops at many state, national, and international conferences. He also runs programs for schools, including teacher professional development. Each topic can be delivered as a 2-hour stand-alone presentation, workshop (if appropriate), or a keynote address (60 minutes).
Please get in contact if you’d like Alan to be a part of your upcoming conference or workshop.
31 July-8 August, 2021 The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children: Developing The Future Of Gifted Education (Virtual).
The new irrelevance of intelligence (co-presented with Leta, an AI powered by GPT-3).
Much like the rapid pace of progress in all of our technology, innovations like artificial intelligence and neural lace are changing our world significantly and offering up new ways of being. Neural lace, or “brain mesh,” is an implantable brain-computer interface. Such an interface allows any individual to achieve symbiosis with superintelligence: instant access to processing, memory, learning, and artificial general intelligence at an unprecedented scale. What if we are heading towards a major increase in intelligence for all humans, towards the equivalent of a 1,000 IQ (as theorized by Professor Steven Hsu)? And what might this new world look like?
Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness (APCG). “Inspiration, Motivation, and Creativity: Leading the Way to Giftedness”. (Bangkok, Thailand)
Invited speaker. Other speakers included Prof Bonnie Cramond, and Prof C. June Maker.
Dara School (Australia’s first and only fully gifted school) – Student seminars. What would your life look like if you were ten times more confident? (Adelaide, Australia)
AAEGT National Gifted Conference, Sydney: Beyond the Boundaries in Gifted Education (Sydney, Australia)
Other speakers included Professor Miraca Gross, Professor Del Siegle, and Professor Paula Olszewski-Kubilius.
The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children: Global Perspectives in Gifted Education (Sydney, Australia)
Other speakers included Professor Karen Rogers, Dr Dorothy Sisk, Mark Scott AO, and Professor Miraca Gross.
International Coach Federation Singapore (Singapore)
International Conference on Giftedness and Talent Development (Brisbane, AUS)
Other speakers included Professor Miraca Gross, Professor Albert Ziegler, and Michele Juratowich.
Alan delivering professional development to teachers at Perth Modern School, Australia.