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AMI 2018 AGM and Montessori Forum

13-16 April 2018, Amsterdam. Registration now open!


Friday, 13 April 2018

Opening lecture by Angeline Lillard and Reception

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Affiliated Societies Meeting, Buffet Lunch, Annual General Meeting, Keynote Lecture by Eddie Brummelman, Buffet Dinner

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Open Forum, Buffet Lunch

Monday, 16 April 2018

Research Day

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Below is information on hotels, what to do and places to eat in Amsterdam.


Opening Reception on Friday will be held at its traditional location, Industrieele Groote Club on Dam Square. This year our keynote speakers will focus on current research, inclusive education, and outreach work. We will keep you posted on developments of the programme. For now expect to hear from Angeline Lillard, Eddie Brummelman, Steve Hughes, Jackie Cossentino, Solange Devereaux, many more to come pending confirmation.


Friday April 13, 2018 -  Industrieele Groote Club

We are delighted to start the weekend with a lecture by Angeline Lillard from 17:00 hrs -18:00 hrs. The lecture is followed by the traditional AMI Board Reception at the Industrieele Groote Club, Dam Square from 18:15 hrs - 19:45 hrs. We expect a huge turnout from our international audience (40+ countries). 

Saturday April 14, 2018 - De Rode Hoed

This is the first plenary day. We kick off with a meeting at 09:30 a.m. in which our affiliated societies exchange news, plans and knowledge. What they have to bring to the table is of increasing interest to the rest of the community, so the morning session is well attended. 

At around 12.30 we break for a buffet lunch, to resume the meeting at 14.00 hrs with our Annual General Meeting. Here the Board presents their annual report, and deals with matters of a business nature.

At 16:00 we are scheduling a tea and coffee break, and at 16:30 Dr Eddie Brummelman (Stanford University, and University of Amsterdam) will deliver his keynote. For more background on his work, please visit After his lecture there will be a short Q&A session.

From 17.30 - until the start of the Buffet Dinner (around 19.00 hrs) participants will have the opportunity to meet with researchers during an informal reception.

Sunday April 15, 2018 - De Rode Hoed

At 09.30, Philip Zelazo, an expert on Executive Functions will speak. This is followed by a presentation from Dr Brooke Culclasure (Riley Institute) on the results of research undertaken in public Montessori programmes in South Carolina.

After a coffee and tea break they will be part of a research panel that will take questions from the floor.

Whist the rest of the programme has not yet been finalised, we can share with you that we are planning parallel one-hour sessions where various researchers will speak on their current work.  Additional researchers that will speak are Jackie Cossentino, Laura Flores Shaw, Louise Livingston, Solange Denervaud, and Gabriel Salamao.

We will also welcome speakers from Milwaukee (Tim Duax and Sharlen Moore) on the topic of how to “amplify” our Montessori message and impact. No doubt, we will highlight also one or two of our outreach projects. The day concludes between 16:30-17.00 hrs.

Angeline Lillard 

As an “appetizer" you may wish to hear and see Dr Lillard speak on a video produced by the Child Development Labs at the University of Virginia. 

Monday April 16, 2018 - Venue TBC

We are excited that on 16 April AMI and our Research Committee are bringing together a mix of international researchers, whose work has either studied certain aspects of Montessori education or whose research angles resonate with our mission.  We are planning this to be an interactive day.

To register click here!