Summer Institute

Thanks to all who attended the 2014 Landmark College Summer Institute! Learn more about the presentations on these pages, read more about this year's Institute here, and don't miss our 25th annual Summer Institute in 2015!

            Cerebrodiversity: Teaching and Learning from Strengths 

                                                         June 24 - 27, 2014

Keynote by Thomas G. West, author of In the Mind's Eye and Thinking Like Einstein

two conference attendees smiling and talking

For more than twenty years, the Summer Institute for Educators at Landmark College has been an annual opportunity for participants to reboot their learning and to refresh their enthusiasm for supporting students who learn differently.

2014 Summer Institute Program

New for 2014!
Pre-Institute Workshop

Tuesday, June 24
Online Learning for All: Designing and Delivering Online Content for Students who Learn Differently
Pre-Institute Keynote: Dr. Sam Johnston, Research Scientist at CAST
Afternoon session: Dr. Matthew H. Schneps, Director, Laboratory for Visual Learning, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Join us on Tuesday evening, June 24, at 7:30 p.m., when Thomas G. West presents the keynote address, Cerebrodiversity: Working from StrengthsThis event is open to the public.

Read Thomas G. West's articles before attending the event including the Foreword from "Forgotten Letters: An Anthology of Literature by Dyslexic Writers", "The Gifts of Dyslexia: Talents Among Dyslexics and Their Families" and "Amazing Shortcomings, Amazing Strengths: Beginning to Understand the Hidden Talents of Dyslexics".

Special Guest Speaker! 
On Friday afternoon, June 27, Dr. Albert Galaburda will present results from his latest research, From Genes to Reading: What’s New on the Horizon and Will It help Dyslexics.

The 2014 Summer Institute runs Wednesday, June 25 - Friday, June 27, and features:

Registration is closed


Secondary school teachers; learning specialists, special educators, postsecondary disability service providers; principals, superintendents, administrators; curriculum and staff developers; tutors, advisors; college and university professors; and parents.

2014 Dates, Times and Location

Pre-Institute Workshop, June 24, 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Summer Institute, June 25 - 27,  8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
(ends at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 27)

Registration opens at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Summer Institute is hosted on the Landmark College campus in beautiful Putney, Vermont.
19 River Road South, Putney, VT 05346

Map links are at the base of the page or at
Landmark College Campus Map
Google Map of Landmark College

2014 Fees


Pre-Institute Workshop

Summer Institute

Early Bird (until 5/31)



Full price (6/1 – 6/25)



Group rate, per person (2 or more)




Meals: Lunch in the Landmark College Dining Hall is included for all workshops (the lunch fee for guests of participants is $9.) Dinner is available at the Dining Hall for $12. Cash and visa/master cards accepted.

The Holiday Inn Express, 10 minutes south of the College, has offered a special rate of $95/night for those attending the Landmark College Summer Institute. (The offer is only valid for the nights of June 24 - June 26, 2014.)
Room availability is limited, so please reserve now. Call 802.257.2400 to reserve your room at the special Landmark College rate.

Find other accommodations in the region.

Cancellation Policy

A $25 fee will be charge for cancellations made two weeks in advance of the event date, with the balance of the workshop fee refunded to the registrant. There are no refunds of institute fees for cancellations that occur in less than two weeks from the institute start date.

For additional information

Landmark College Institute
for Research and Training
19 River Road South
Putney, VT 05346