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2015 Annual Conference

AMS 2015 Annual Conference

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"Life. Liberty. Montessori!"
AMS 2015 Annual Conference
March 12 – 15
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Philadelphia, PA





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America's 5th largest city brings all the sophistication and diversity you expect in a big city, but retains the flavor of its local neighborhoods. Philadelphia is the perfect setting for a conference that will bring together educators from the world over for 4 mind-and soul-satisfying days of exploration and discovery.

Directly across the street from the conference hotel you’ll find Reading Terminal Market, where vendors hawk specialty foods as well as pottery, jewelry, and more. Other nearby attractions include Chinatown, The Franklin Institute, the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, and Independence National Historical Park, home of Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and other iconic sites that will round out your conference experience.

"Life. Liberty. Montessori!"

The new education has as its primary aim the discovery and freeing of the child," Maria Montessori wrote. As we gather this year in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love and a birthplace of American independence, we celebrate the respect for discovery and freedom that drives Montessori education. Just as the American founders used a revolutionary idea to form a new nation, Montessorians around the world are bringing our own revolutionary thinking to broken models of education.

Join us at the AMS 2015 Conference as we meet friends old and new to examine and discuss a thrilling range of topics, paying tribute to the freedom with responsibility at the heart of Montessori. Our global community is diverse and thriving, and we’ll reaffirm our commitments to ourselves, our students, our local communities, and our world. The freedom that we treasure and that we foster in our students is, after all, a lifetime responsibility. We’ll build new ideas for using freedom in productive and respectful ways in our classrooms and our homes, and in the ever-widening spheres of Montessori influence.

Together, we’ll renew our focus on compassion and connectedness in an increasingly fractured world, so that we can help our children and ourselves deepen the calmness, mindfulness, and resilience that are hallmarks of liberated learners. Let's reflect on our past successes and forge a bold future for Montessori in Philadelphia, a city that reminds us of the strengths our freedoms give us to lead the way forward.

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