Beyond IQ

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Beyond IQ Boston 2013

Young Adult Program

April 6 & 7, 2013 · SpringHill Suites · DevensMassachusetts 01434


The Young Adult program seeks to address the needs of our teens by creating a safe and fun space and facilitating discussions on the following topics:

Identity management and understanding others
"Who am I?  Who do I want to be?" providing a broader range of factors to include in our search to identify who we are and guide us in shaping our future selves.  As part of identifying ourselves we learn of the many varieties of people and can try to use the process to describe those close to us and predict areas of agreement or confusion.

Developmental friendship patterns and dating
Understanding the kinds of friendship, the order in which these skills are developed in childhood, and the confusion caused by the fact that friendship seems to be strongly linked to mental age not physical. Often YA have experienced severe friendship trauma when the kind of friendship they were practicing was not the same as their agemates.  
A particular sort of friendship with some fascinating biological and social factors influencing it. Some of these factors and how they contribute to dating confusion will be described. We will also discuss dating and mating safety issues. Not a "sex ed" course on the biology but instead on the psychology and sociology. [though websites will be provided for the biology information]

Gifted/Intelligence: the basics and 
the implications

What does "“gifted"” mean? What are IQ's and IQ tests? What do we mean by Highly Gifted or Profoundly Gifted? - American social structure doesn't currently have a healthy functioning system for the gifted, especially for supporting and meeting the needs of gifted children. We will discuss the consequences of this and what we can do to find a satisfying place in our society.

Young Adult Program Schedule

Saturday, April 6, 2013

When What Who Where 
8:00-9:00A.M. Registration / Setup    
9:00-10:00A.M. Introduction with an option on “Once upon a time” or “We didn’t play-test this at all” or "Topics into a hat" - Coffee/Tea/Snacks Andy Cowan, Jade Piltser YA Room 
10:05-11:30A.M. Paradoxes of Reason And Truth Chris Zeh YA Room
10:15-11:30A.M. Keynote: Mirrors, Masks and Messages: Notes on
Mika Gustavson  Solarium Ballroom
11:45-1:00P.M. Lunch  
1:15-2:15P.M. Dabrowskian Concepts of Self Josh Shaine YA Room
Procrastination Andy, Jade, Josh? YA Room
4:00-5:00P.M. Schrodinger's YA Room: "Continue prior Topic" or "Topics from a hat" or "Ungame" or "?"
Andy, Jade YA Room 
5:30-7:00P.M. Dinner / Downtime  
7:45 PM - ? Ice Cream Social 



Sunday, April 7, 2013

When What Who Where 
9:00-10:00A.M. “Eco Fluxx” or “TBD”  or "Topics into the hat" - Coffee/Tea/Snacks Andy, Jade YA Room 
10:30-11:30A.M. Impostor Syndrom?
Lisa Fontaine-Rainen? YA Room
11:45-1:00P.M. Lunch   TBD
1:15-2:15P.M. How to Coax, Nudge and Evolve Self Image
Mika YA Room
2:45-3:45P.M. Schrodinger's YA Room: "Continue prior Topic" or "Topics from a hat"
Andy, Jade YA Room 


Jade Piltser and Andy Cowan coordinate the Young Adult program

Jade Piltser has historically occupied herself in fields ranging from computer science, web design,
and business systems analysis, to counseling teens, organizing outdoor events for adults, and taking
graduate study in psychology. Her hobbies include cycling, hooping, and examining the human brain
in situ. She is currently raising a Borador puppy and pondering her next adventure.

Andy Cowan took his undergraduate degree in physics and astronomy, then went to Cornell Law
School in hopes of working with real people. He currently finds that connection in the public
defender's office, representing real people charged with real crimes, and doing his best
to displace pseudoscientific forensics in favor of real science. When not in court, he is often
found riding his bicycle, climbing mountains, or tutoring maths

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