AMI 2018 AGM and Montessori Forum

Our 2018 Annual General Meeting and Montessori Forum will be taking place again in April, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Registration and the Opening Reception on Friday will be held at its traditional location, Industrieele Groote Club on Dam Square.  

Friday April 13, 2018 -  Industrieele Groote Club

The AMI Board hosts a reception at the Industrieele Groote Club, Dam Square from 17:30 hrs - 19:30 hrs. This is the traditional opening gathering of the weekend, where most of our international audience (40+ countries) gathers for drinks & some snacks. It is a warm and friendly event, with many people meeting old and new friends. 

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 12.15 or 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 15:30 we are scheduling a tea and coffee break, and at 16:00 Dr Eddie Brummelman (Stanford University, and University of Amsterdam) will deliver his keynote. For more background on his work, please visit 

From 17.15 - 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, Angeline Lillard, Research Faculty (Psychology) at the University of Virginia will deliver the first presentation of the day.  Angeline’s areas of research are: Social and cognitive development including pretend play, theory of mind, media effects on executive function, Montessori education.

Angeline and Eddie will form a panel to take questions from the floor from 10.30-11.15. Dr Steve Hughes, chair of our Research Committee, will moderate. Invitations for other panelists are pending.

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.

We will also welcome speakers 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 16:00-16.30 hrs.

Angeline Lillard 

New study shows Montessori can level the playing field for low-income children.

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Angeline Lillard delivered a presentation at our International Montessori Congress in Prague! The video of this talk has just been posted on the congress website.

Online registration is now open. Click here!