The 4th "Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education in Second Life", January 29th 2011 at 9 p.m. CEST.

Invited speakers: Dr. Deborah Ruf from USA.


Deborah Ruf, Ph.D.
Deborah Ruf, Ph.D., Minneapolis, is a specialist in gifted assessment, test interpretation, and guidance for the gifted. A 2007 recipient of the national Intellectual Benefits Award from the Mensa Education & Research Foundation, she was the National Gifted Children Program Coordinator for American Mensa from 2003 to 2008. Having been a parent, teacher, and administrator in elementary through graduate education, she writes and speaks about school issues and social and emotional adjustment of gifted children. Her award-winning book, 5 Levels of Gifted: School Issues and Educational Options (2005) (formerly titled Losing Our Minds: Gifted Children Left Behind), summarizes "levels of intelligence" and highlights the spectrum of giftedness in children. For more information see or