For over 80 years, the International Montessori Congress has provided an open venue for the world’s Montessori community to connect and raise awareness of their educational principles and practices.
Previous Congresses The first Congress in the US in over 40 years! 1929 Helsingör 1931 Nice 1933 Amsterdam 1934 Rome 1936 Oxford 1937 Copenhagen 1938 Edinbourgh 1949 San Remo 1951 London 1953 Paris 1957 Rome 1960 Bad Godesberg 1964 Amsterdam 1970 Rome 1970 Toronto 1970 Unesco Paris 1970 Washington 1972 Palo Alto 1977 München 1979 Amsterdam, Holland 1985 Karachi, Pakistan 1991 Nara, Japan 1997 Uppsala, Sweden 1999 Cancun, Mexico 2001 Paris, France 2005 Sydney, Austrailia 2009 Chennai, India Portland Oregon • We are proud to announce that Portland, Oregon has been chosen to host the 27th International Montessori Congress, July 31st through August 3rd, 2013. 2013
Portland, Oregon, a little city with big accolades, is a place as famous for its scenic beauty as it is for its vibrant cultural offerings. There, in the shadow of majestic Mt. Hood, one of the nation’s most dynamic culinary, arts, and environmentally-focused societies lives in tandem alongside a thriving Montessori Community. But why Portland, Oregon…
“Montessori: GuidedByNature” Through the Congress theme, “Montessori: Guided By Nature,” the 2013 International Montessori Congress will allow us to look closer at how Montessori education is guided by children’s natural development and how that growth fosters a respectful relationship with the environment. The theme takes root in that dynamic relationship and celebrates that we are all uniquely tied to the physical and ecological makeup of our surroundings.
Attendees to the Congress can anticipate world renown speakers, research presentations, engaging dialogues, school visits and history exhibits. And since a true priority will be paid to the arts and entertainment, don’t be surprised to find yourself enjoying storytelling events, collective art projects, winery and brewery tours, nature hikes, and much much more.
Expectations • 2,500+ Attendees • 25+ Countries Represented • Various Montessori Awareness Campaigns • An event open to ALL Montessorians!
Whenwillregistration open forthe 2013 Congress and howmuchwillitcost? • Soon! • Registration is slated to open approximately 1 year before the event, still quite some time away. The registration costs for the Congress will be announced much earlier than that, with a goal to have the pricing published before June 2012 to allow attendees to budget and prepare. When that information does become public, you’ll be able to find the details at: www.MontessoriCongress.org
What languages will be spoken at the Congress? • The working language of the Congress is English, with live translation provided in Spanish and Japanese for most of the programming. Other languages may be added as required.
To order flyers, become a Sponsor, watch movies about Portland, and learn details regarding hotel, important dates, registration, and travel arrangements: www.MontessoriCongress.org
And please, mark your calendars now and begin preparing so that you too can join the thousands who will be attending this momentous event.