Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.
Speaker

It’s been my great pleasure to speak at hundreds of events over the past fifteen years. I’ve facilitated training for groups of teachers in small workshops and large venues, spoken to parent groups, and to keynoted state conferences across the country.

I also love working with gifted youth, and have facilitated workshops for youth as young as Kindergarten and all the way through high school at districts around the country.

Now, my speaking and facilitating look a little different. I still do two or so virtual events per month, and I will speak in person at select events.

Session and Keynote Topics and Descriptions:

  • You can find session topics and descriptions here.
  • You can find keynote titles and descriptions here.

If you have an event you would like me to facilitate, please tell me about it so we can design an event that works for you.

Please tell me about your event to get started!

Online Courses

In addition to event I facilitate in person and virtually, I have two options for online courses. These can be done by teachers at any time, rather than a set time.

My Courses

For school districts, I offer inexpensive courses that are very flexible in implementation and design that teachers are obsessing over. Learn more.

Responsive Learning

I also offer (dozens of) courses through Responsive Learning. (Individual teachers can find out more here.)

Learn More

Please explore the sessions I offer and read some of the testimonials from people who’ve heard me speak.

If you are looking for a keynote speaker, please visit my keynote topics page or my conference keynotes page to read testimonials from organizers and attendees.

If you are a parent or educator, explore the resources page.

If you are organizing an event, please visit my event page for details.

  • August 7, 2020 – Keynote, SENG Conference, Minneapolis, MN
  • June 28, 2020 – Conference, Davidson Academy, Reno, NV
  • June 10, 2020 – Conference, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX
  • May 30, 2020 – Conference, LAUISD, Los Angeles, CA
  • February 24, 2020 – Professional Development, Adams12, Denver, CO
  • February 17, 2020 – Professional Development, Pinellas, FL
  • February 13 & 14, 2020 – Professional Development, Santa Rosa, FL
  • January 30 & 31, 2020 – Parent Night & Professional Development, St. George, UT
  • January 16, 2020 – Professional Development, Kaysville, UT
  • January 14 & 15, 2020 – Professional Development, Jordan, UT
  • January 9 & 10, 2020 – Professional Development, Rowan-Salisbury, NC
  • January 6 & 7, 2020 – Professional Development, Knoxville, TN
  • January 2, 2020 – Bright & Quirky, Webinar
  • December 19, 2019 – Webinar, Pennsylvania, IU13
  • December 4 – 6, 2019 – TAGT, San Antonio, TX
  • November 12, 2019 – Erie ESC, Toledo, OH
  • November 8th & 9th, 2019 – Gifted Guild Gathering, Anaheim, CA
  • November 5, 2019 – Columbus City Schools PD, Columbus, OH
  • November 4, 2019 – Columbus City Schools Parent Night, Columbus, OH
  • October 25, 2019 – Specialist Association of Gifted Educators, British Columbia
  • October 21 & 22, 2019 – Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented, Loveland, CO
  • October 14 & 15, 2019 – Keynote, Iowa Gifted Conference, IA
  • October 13, 2019 – Keynote, Kansas Gifted Conference, KS
  • September 26th & 27th, 2019 – Western Central Region, Montrose, CO
  • September 2nd & 3rd, 2019 – Bismark, ND
  • August 14, 2019 – PD in Dorchester, SC
  • August 9, 2019 – Fredericksburg Elementary School, Fredericksburg, TX
  • August 8, 2019 – Fredericksburg Middle School, Fredericksburg, TX
  • August 7, 2019 – Region VI, Huntsville, TX
  • August 6, 2019 – Depth & Complexity Workshop, Carrollton-Farmers Branch, TX
  • July 30 & 31, 2019 – Northern Virginia Education Consortium, VA
  • July 23 – 28, 2019 – World Council for Gifted & Talented Children, Nashville, TN
  • July 16, 2019 – Houston Co-op, Katy TX
  • July 15, 2019 – Katy ISD, Katy, TX
  • June 24 & 25, 2019 – Professional Development, Grand Prairie, TX
  • June 18, 2019 – Depth & Complexity, NWISD, TX
  • June 17, 2019 – Region VII, Kilgore, TX
  • June 11 – 13 – Keynote, Utah Gifted Conference, UT
  • June 5 – 6, 2019 – Billings, MT
  • June 3, 2019 – Columbus City Schools, Columbus, OH
  • May 23 – 24, 2019 – Knoxville, TN
  • May 22 & 23, 2019 – Webinars, Fayetteville, AR
  • May 2, 2019 – Parent Night, Frisco, TX
  • April 18, 2019 – Parent night in Lovejoy, TX
  • April 12 – 14, 2019 – National Speakers Association, Atlanta, GA
  • April 11, 2019 – PD in Des Moines, IA
  • April 10, 2019 – PD in Johnston Co, IA
  • April 5, 2019 – PD in Aurora, CO
  • April 4, 2019 – Parent night in Aurora, CO
  • March 30, 2019 – Gifted Guild Gathering, Grapevine, TX
  • March 28, 2019 – Rockwall Parent Night, Rockwall, TX
  • March 26, 2019 – Parent Night, Allen, TX
  • March 26, 2019 – Student Workshops, Mansfield, TX
  • March 21, 2019 – Parent Night, Northwest ISD, TX
  • March 16, 2019 – Gifted Guild Gathering, Denver, CO
  • March 4 – 6, 2019 – OCC-GATE, Tustin, CA
  • March 2, 2019 – Gifted Guild Gathering, Seattle, WA
  • February 25, 2019 – OAGC, OH
  • February 21 – 22, 2019 – Keynote, Nebraska Gifted Conference, Omaha, NE
  • February 15, 2019 – Keynote, Oklahoma Gifted Conference, OK
  • February 11 – 13, 2019 – East Central BOCES, Limon, CO
  • February 8, 2019 – Keynote, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • February 7, 2019 – Parent Night, Wilmington, NC
  • January 24, 2019 – Splendora ISD, Splendora, TX
  • January 17, 2019 – PD in Rowan-Salisbury, NC
  • January 8, 2019 – Workshop with Students, Mansfield, TX
  • December 13 – 14, 2018 – PD in Columbia, SC
  • November 29 – 30, 2018 – TAGT, Fort Worth, TX
  • November 15 – 17, 2018 – NAGC, Minneapolis, MN
  • November 13, 2018 – SAGE Parent Night, Grapevine, TX
  • November 5, 2018 – Wylie Parent Night, Wylie, TX
  • November 3, 2018 – OCC GATE, Fullerton, CA
  • October 29, 2018 – East Fort Worth Montessori Academy
  • October 25 – 26, 2018 – Keynote, Tennessee Gifted Conference, Memphis, TN
  • October 20, 2018 – Depth & Complexity Workshop, Bryan ISD, TX
  • October 18 – 19, 2018 – Keynote, Alabama Gifted Conference, Birmingham, AL
  • October 12 – 13, 2018 – Keynote, WAETAG Conference, Bellevue, WA
  • October 8, 2018 – Northside ISD, San Antonio, TX
  • October 3, 2018 – Keynote, Mississippi Gifted Conference, Vicksburg, MS
  • October 1, 2018 – Keynote, McKinney Parent Conference
  • October 1, 2018 – ISACS webinar
  • September 29, 2018 – Bryan ISD, Bryan, TX
  • September 28, 2018 – Southern Ohio ESC, Wilmington OH
  • September 27, 2018 – Mid-Ohio ESC, Mansfield, OH
  • September 26, 2018 – Northwest Ohio ESC, Archbold, OH
  • September 25, 2018 – North Point ESC, Sandusky, OH
  • September 20 -21, 2018 – Pearland, TX
  • September 18, 2018 – Mansfield ISD, TX
  • September 15, 2018 – Depth & Complexity Conference, JeffCo, CO
  • September 14, 2018 – University School, Tulsa, OK
  • August 24, 2018 – Depth & Complexity Workshop, Northwest ISD
  • August 20, 2018 – Depth & Complexity Workshop, Northwest ISD
  • August 16, 2018 – Depth & Complexity Workshop, Carrollton-Farmers Branch, TX
  • August 15, 2018 – Aldine Early College High School, TX
  • August 13, 2018 – HEB ISD, Hurst, TX
  • August 10, 2018 – Stargate School, Denver, CO
  • August 8, 2018 – Depth & Complexity Workshop, Lexington, KY
  • August 3, 2018 – Fredericksburg Middle School, Fredericksburg, TX
  • August 2, 2018 – Northwest ISD, Justin, TX
  • July 30 – August 1, 2018 – Hilliard City Schools, OH
  • July 27, 2018 – Depth & Complexity Workshop, Lewisville, TX
  • July 26, 2018 – Depth & Complexity, Tyler, TX
  • July 25, 2018 – Differentiation, Katy, TX
  • July 23 & 24, 2018 – Creativity & Instructional Strategies, Tyler, TX
  • July 17, 2018 – Region XIII, Austin, TX
  • July 16, 2018 – Garland ISD, Garland, TX
  • June 26 & 27, 2018 – Grand Prairie ISD, Grand Prairie TX
  • June 21, 2018 – Garland ISD, Garland, TX
  • June 20, 2018 – Depth & Complexity, Northwest ISD
  • June 18, 2018 – KAGE Summer Conference, Bowling Green, KY
  • June 15, 2017 – Warren County Schools, Bowling Green, KY
  • June 13, 2018 – Depth & Complexity Workshop, Justin, TX
  • June 11, 2018 – Depth & Complexity Workshop, San Marcos, TX
  • June 6 – 7, 2018 – Tyler ISD, Tyler, TX
  • June 2, 2018 – LAUISD, Los Angeles, CA
  • May 30 & 31, 2018 – Douglas County, CO
  • May 18, 2018 – IU13 Webinar
  • May 4, 2018 – DAEG luncheon, Darien, CT
  • May 2, 2018 – ISACS Webinar
  • April 21, 2018 – Kansas Association for Gifted, Talented & Creative, KS
  • April 15 – 16, 2018 – TAGT Leadership Conference, Plano, TX
  • April 3, 2018 – Parent Night, Northwest ISD
  • March 29, 2018 – Rockwall SAGE Parent Event, Rockwall, TX
  • March 24, 2018 – Gifted Guild Gathering! Grapevine, TX
  • March 15, 2018 – IU8 Webinar
  • March 10, 2018 – Gifted Guild Gathering! Columbus, OH
  • March 3, 2018 – Gifted Guild Gathering! Houston, TX
  • February 26 – 27, 2018 – Keynote, KAGE Conference, Lexington, KY
  • February 19, 2018 – McKinney Counselors, McKinney, TX
  • February 13, 2018 – Parent Night, Garland, TX
  • February 2-3, 2018 – El Paso, ISD, TX
  • January 30, 2018 – Avon Community Schools, IN
  • January 8, 2018 – Adams12 GT Magnet, CO
  • January 18, 2018 – Parent Event, Grand Prairie, TX
  • November 16-17, 2017, Rowan-Salisbury School System, North Carolina
  • November 10-11, 2017, NAGC, Charlotte, NC
  • November 9, 2017 – ISACS Conference, Chicago, IL
  • November 3, 2017 – Harmony Schools, DFW, TX
  • October 28, 2017 – OCC GATE
  • October 21, 2017 – Depth & Complexity, Pasadena ISD, TX
  • October 16, 2017 – Ohio Gifted Conference
  • October 10 & 11 – IU 13 event with parents, students, and faculty, Lancaster, PA
  • October 9, 2017 – Berks County, PA
  • September 28 – 29, 2017 – San Luis Valley Gifted Education Network, Alamosa, CO
  • September 26 & 27, 2017 – Southwest Colorado BOCES, Durango, CO
  • September 21 & 22, 2017 – Depth & Complexity, Cleveland, OH
  • September 14, 2017 – OCC GATE Meeting, Costa Mesa, CA
  • September 4, 2017 – McAllen, TX
  • August 23, 2017 – Fredericksburg Middle School, Fredericksburg, TX
  • August 21, 2017 – Science & Arts Academy, Des Plaines, IL
  • August 14 – 18, 2017 – Copperas Cove ISD, Copperas Cove, TX
  • August 10 & 11, 2017 – Tyler ISD, Tyler, TX
  • August 8 & 9, 2017 – Irving ISD, Irving, TX
  • August 7, 2017 – McKinney ISD, McKinney, TX
  • August 4, 2017 – Depth & Complexity, Northwest BOCES, Steamboat Springs, CO
  • August 2, 2017 – Northwest ISD, Justin, TX
  • August 1, 2017 – Irving ISD, Irving, TX
  • July 28, 2017 – Depth & Complexity Conference, Richardson ISD, TX
  • July 25-26, 2017 – Depth & Complexity, Northwest BOCES, Steamboat Springs, CO
  • July 17, 2017 – Brownsboro, TX
  • July 13, 2017 – UNT event, Perfectionism Keynote
  • June 26 – 30, 2017 – Initial 30-hour Extravaganza! Conroe, TX
  • June 22 – 23, 2017 – Highly Capable Institute, Kitsap Peninsula, WA
  • June 20, 2017 – Garland ISD, Garland, TX
  • June 19, 2017 – Tyler ISD, Tyler TX
  • June 15, 2017 – Grand Prairie, TX
  • June 14, 2017 – Garland ISD, Garland, TX
  • June 13, 2017 – Tyler ISD, Tyler, TX
  • June 12, 2017 – Grand Prairie, TX
  • June 8th & 9th, 2017 – McAllen ISD, McAllen, TX
  • June 7, 2017 – Depth & Complexity Conference, San Marcos, TX
  • June 6, 2017 – Depth & Complexity Conference, NWISD, TX
  • June 1, 2017 – Bullitt County Schools, KY
  • May 31, 2017 – Best Practices Institute, Woodford County Schools, KY
  • May 13, 2017 – Houston Co-op Training, Conroe, TX
  • April 19, Parent Night, Grand Prairie School for the Highly Gifted
  • April 9 – 11, 2017 – TAGT Leadership Conference, Houston, TX
  • April 8, 2017 – Wylie PTA Event
  • April 7, Student Workshop, Grand Prairie School for the Highly Gifted
  • April 1, 2017 – Houston Co-op Training, Conroe, TX
  • March 25, 2017 – LAUSD Conference, Los Angeles, CA
  • March 21, 2017 – Parent Night, Northwest ISD
  • March 17, 2017 – Educator Workshop, Northern Cambria, PA
  • March 16, 2017 – Parent Night, Northern Cambria, PA
  • March 15, 2017 – Educator Workshop, Olentangy Local Schools in Lewis Center, Ohio
  • March 14, 2017 – Parent Night, Olentangy Local Schools in Lewis Center, Ohio
  • March 3 – 5, 2017 – California Association for the Gifted Conference, San Diego, CA
  • February 27 & 28, 2017 – Kentucky Gifted Conference
  • February 17, 2017 – Student workshops, Grand Prairie School for the Highly GiftedFebruary 16, 2017 – Parent night at Grand Prairie School for the Highly Gifted
  • February 9, 2017 – Virtual Training with Intermediate Unit 8, PA
  • February 8, 2017 – Educator Workshop, Olentangy Local Schools in Lewis Center, Ohio
  • February 7, 2017 – Parent Night, Olentangy Local Schools in Lewis Center, Ohio
  • February 2 & February 3, 2017 – Adams 12 Schools & Parent Night, CO
  • January 31 & February 1st, 2017, Douglas School District, CO
  • January 14, 2017 – Houston Co-op Training, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, TX
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  • December 11 – 13, 2016 – Featured Speaker, Indiana Gifted Conference
  • December 9, 2016 – Student Workshops, Grand Prairie School for the Highly Gifted
  • December 8, 2016 – Parent Night Event, Grand Prairie School for the Highly Gifted
  • December 3, 2016 – LAUISD Gifted Symposium
  • November 30 – December 1, 2016 – Olentangy Local Schools in Lewis Center, Ohio
  • November 29, 2016 – Region XIII Educational Service Center
  • November 17, 2016 – Pennsylvania Gifted Conference
  • November 15, 2016 – Parent Night, Frisco, TX
  • November 12, 2016 – Keynote, Minnesota Gifted Conference
  • November 3, 2016 – ISACS, Chicago, IL
  • October 25, 2016 – Training at Region IV Educational Service Center
  • October 20, 2016 – Training in Grand Prairie, TX
  • October 14, 2016 – Training in Copperas Cove, TX
  • October 8, 2016 – Austin, TX even with Ian Byrd
  • October 3, 2016 – McKinney Parent Night, McKinney, TX
  • September 24, 2016 – Training at Houston Co-op, Conroe, TX
  • September 22, 2016 – Training in Colorado Springs, CO
  • September 21, 2016 – Parent Night, Colorado Springs, CO
  • September 17, 2016 – Training in Garland, TX
  • September 16, 2016 – Training in Copperas Cove, TX
  • September 13 & 14 – Colorado Advanced Academics
  • September 10, 2016 – Training in Garland, TX
  • August 31, 2016 – Latin School of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • August 18, 2016 – Training in Pearland, TX
  • August 16, 2016 – Region III, Victoria, TX
  • August 15, 2016 – Training at Jackson Middle School, Grand Prairie, TX
  • August 12, 2016 – Training in Fort Bend ISD, TX
  • August 11, 2016 – Training in Northwest ISD, TX
  • August 10, 2016 – Training in McKinney, TX
  • August 5, 2016 – McAllen ISD, McAllen, TX
  • August 2-4, 2016 – Training in Copperas Cove, TX
  • August 1, 2016 – Training in Katy ISD, TX
  • July 26 & 27, 2016 – Training in Spring Branch, TX
  • July 18 – 22, 2016 – Training in Conroe, TX
  • July 11 – 12, 2016 – Training at Region IV Educational Service Center
  • June 28 & 29, 2016 – Grand Prairie ISD, Grand Prairie, TX
  • June 20 & 21, 2016 – Northwest Consortium, Bremerton, WA
  • June 16, 2016 – Irving ISD, Irving, TX
  • May 24 – June 14, 2016 – University of New South Wales, Australia
  • May 17, 2016 – School for the Highly Gifted, Student Workshops, Grand Prairie, TX
  • May 13, 2016 – School for the Highly Gifted, Parent Night, Grand Prairie, TX
  • May 9, 2016 – Parent Meeting, Lovejoy, TX
  • May 5, 2016 – Parent Night, Katy, TX
  • Mary 4, 2016 – Teachers and Students, Pearland, TX
  • May 3, 2016 – Parent Night, Pearland, TX
  • April 30, 2016 – Los Angeles Unified Gifted Conference, Los Angeles, CA
  • April 14 – 15, 2016 – Keynote Montana Gifted and Talented Conference in Great Falls, MT
  • April 7, 2016 – Parent night, Mansfield, TX
  • April 4 & 5, 2016- TAGT Leadership Conference, Fort Worth, TX
  • March 4, 2016 – Training and parent night in Sterling, CO
  • March 3, 2016 – Parent night in Morgan County, CO
  • February 9, 2016 – Webinar, ISACS
  • February 2, 2016 – Virginia Association of Independent Schools
  • January 30, 2016 – TAGT Gifted Plus Conference
  • January 27, 2016 – Training in Northglenn, CO
  • January 25, 2016 – Training in Jeffco, CO & Parent Night
  • January 19, 2016 – Holy Spirit Episcopal School
  • January 18, 2016 – Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District
Accordion Content
  • Keynote, Colorado Association of the Gifted (October 2014)
  • Keynote, Orange County Gifted Association (October 2014)
  • California Association of the Gifted Annual Conference (February 2014)
  • Keynote, Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Conference  (Jan. 2014 & Feb. 2014)
  • Guest Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia (October 2013)
  • TAGT Annual Conference (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • NAGC Annual Conference (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Keynote, Iowa Talented and Gifted Conference, Des Moines (October 2013)
  • World Council Conference, Louisville (August 2013)
  • Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) (2012, 2013)
  • The Global Classroom, World Affairs Council, Richardson, TX (2012, 2013)
  • Keynote, Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education Conference (2013)
  • TAGT Half-Day Institute, Dallas, TX (2012)
  • Iowa Talented and Gifted, Des Moines, IA (2012)
  • WAETAG, Tacoma, WA (2012)
  • Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (2012)
  • TAGT Leadership Conference, Austin, TX (2012)
  • Georgia Association for Gifted Children, Calloway Gardens, GA (2012)
  • New York AGATE Conference, Rochester, New York (2011)
  • Arkansas Gifted and Talented Education Conference, Little Rock (2011)
  • Utah Association for Gifted Children Conference, Provo (2011)
  • Mid-America Conference on History, University of Kansas (2005)