Speaker at the 2nd American-European Summit on Talent Development (speech titled “A Critique of talent development theories and models from a developmental science perspective”), Nuremberg, Germany, October, 2018.

Keynote speaker for the National Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, Turkey, Gaziantep, Turkey. May, 2018.

Keynote speaker at the Biannual Conference of the Asia-Pacific Federation on Giftedness (keynote speech titled “PISA, rocket boys, and looking for 1871, Chicago”), Macau, July 14, 2016.

Speaker at the Inaugural American-European Summit on Talent Development (speech titled “Talent development: An evolving complexity theory”), Washington DC, April 5, 2016.

Keynote speaker at the International Forum on High School Education (keynote speech titled “Nurturing creativity in STEM fields: American experiences”), Fuzhou, China, July 10, 2015.

 Keynote speaker at the 2nd Creativity Research Conference in China (keynote speech titled “Three theoretical orientations of nurturing creativity and related educational strategies”), organized and sponsored by Shanxi Normal University, Shanxi, China, June 18, 2015.   

Keynote speaker at the Working Conference of the Science Talent Program sponsored by the China National Council of Science, Nanjing, June 25, 2015.       

Keynote speaker at the International Forum on Science Education, organized and sponsored by the China National Council of Science. Nanjing, June 8, 2015.

Keynote speaker at the National Association for Gifted Education in Taiwan (title: “Ten megatrends in gifted education”). Taipei, May 23, 2015.

Delivered the Esther Katz Rosen Lecture on Gifted Children/Adolescents (title: “Giftedness in the making: the being and doing of talent development and creativity”) at the 2014 American Psychological Association (APA) Convention in Washington, DC, invited and sponsored by the American Psychological Foundation (APF) August 8, 2014.

Keynote speaker for a conference on Intelligence and Creativity sponsored by GEAR Foundation, Bangalore, India. July 11, 2014.

Invited speaker at the 1st International Conference on Research in Education and Curriculum Planning for Gifted Minds “Gifted Minds: Recognize, Nurture, Uphold”, organized by the Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search, New Delhi, India in February 4-6, 2014.

 Keynote speaker at the 2nd International Conference on Identifying and Cultivating Creative Potential in High School, organized by East China Normal University. Hangzhou, China. March 16, 2013.

Delivered the 2013 Hotung Lecture (title: “East meets West: Gifted education in the US and China”, sponsored by the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, Hong Kong, Jan 15, 2013.

Mini-keynote speaker at the first international conference on on “Identifying and cultivating creative potential in high school,” East China Normal University, Shanghai, December 10, 2011.

Invited speaker at the 11th Asia-Pacific Federation on Giftedness conference, Sydney, Australia. August, 2010.

Keynote speaker at an International Conference on Cultivation and Education of Creativity and Innovation (the Biennial Conference of International Research Association for Talent Development and Excellence), sponsored by the Institute of Psychology, China Academy of Science. Xi’an, China, October 30--November 2, 2009.

Keynote speaker at the International Conference on Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation: Integrative Approaches to Performance, organized by the University of Tunis, Tunisia, October, 2007.