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2018 Annual Conference Sponsorship

Spotlight your product, service, or organization to thousands of Montessori friends and educators worldwide by becoming a sponsor of the American Montessori Society 2018 Annual Conference.

All sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, email Kristine Cooper, AMS director of development, or call 212-358-1250 x311

Benefits of Sponsorship

As a conference sponsor, you will signal your support for the largest Montessori gathering of the year and receive the following entitlements:

  • A link to your organization's website on the AMS website
  • Your organization's logo on conference signage
  • Your organization’s name and/or logo in the printed on-site conference guide, the AMS Prism newsletter, and post-conference communications
  • Visual projection of your organization’s logo at all keynote addresses
  • Listed as a sponsor on Sched, an online resource for our attendees

Sponsorship Opportunities

New for 2018

Folder — SOLD. Thank you to The Montessori Children's Academy
Montessori educators value organization. And therefore they will adore this handy folder, sporting your logo on the cover, which will help them keep conference handouts and other important papers nearly together in one convenient place. 

Price: $3200

Recyclable Shopping Bags — SOLD. Thank you to West Side Montessori School
Colorado is one of the greenest states in the nation. Let’s help keep it that way with these recyclable bags, imprinted with your logo, which will be used for purchases made in the AMS Bookstore. Last year over 2,000 transactions were made at our bookstore—we anticipate that this year will be much the same.

Price: $3000

Mandarin Interpretation Services—We warmly welcome our many attendees from China, and aspire to make the conference as meaningful an event for them as possible. With your support, we will provide real-time interpretation into Mandarin of all 3 keynote events, as well as 1 workshop in each of the sessions (total, 7 workshops). A sign with your logo will be displayed at each of the events, and your logo will be printed on the headset bags.

Pricing varies; contact Kristine for details.

Presenter Lounge—Let’s show some love to our fabulous presenters—the backbone of the conference—by ensuring that they have a comfortable space for relaxing and getting centered before delivering their workshops. Your logo will be prominently displayed.

Pricing varies; contact Kristine for details.

Tote Bag Items

Sunscreen—The sun shines brighter at high elevations—and Denver is a mile high. Between workshops and breaks, attendees will be outdoors exploring, and your sunscreen will be a “must have” item. Add your organization’s 1-color logo to these long-lasting bottles and your brand will be visible on campus and well as in all the many hometowns and countries from which they hail.

Pricing: $3200

Flavored Lip Balm — SOLD. Thank you to Princeton Center for Teacher Education
The high Denver altitude, along with the low humidity, can leave lips feeling dry, chapped, and in need of relief. That’s where these soothing tubes of flavored lip balm come in! The smooth smiles of our attendees will be a visible sign of their thanks.

Price: $3200

Notebooks — SOLD. Thank you to Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School
This small, sturdy notebook was requested by attendees. Your organization’s logo will be imprinted in 1 color on the cover. With about 150 workshops among the conference offerings, the notebook is certain to get plenty of use from the start of the conference through to the very end.

Price: $5000

Highlighters — SOLD. Thank you to Montessori Center of the Rockies
As inveterate readers and writers, Montessori teachers understand the value of using a highlighter to bring focus to key bits of information. With your 1- color logo printed on it, these eye-popping highlighters will not only get great use—they will put your brand right in our attendees’ hands.

Price: $2750

Lanyards— SOLD. Thank you to Hope Educational and Research Center
Name-badge lanyards, which must be worn by all attendees throughout the conference, are not only among the most visible sponsorship items, they will literally keep your organization’s name in everyone’s line of vision. Your 1-color logo, along with the AMS logo, will be printed on lanyards made from environmentally friendly, 100% recycled material.

Price: $5000

Pens — SOLD. Thank you to Montessori Outlet
Put your name right at people’s fingertips as they jot notes in workshops throughout the conference. Your organization’s logo, along with your web address, will be emblazoned in 1 color on the barrel of this high-quality ballpoint pen.

Price: $2000

Reusable Water Bottles—Humidity in Denver is typically low—and dry air can lead to dehydration. Please help us keep our conference participants hydrated by sponsoring this item! The sturdy, reusable bottles will be imprinted with your 1-color logo, and will live on long after the conference concludes, giving your sponsorship a lengthy shelf life.

Price: $5600

Sticky Notes Booklet — SOLD. Thank you to Hudson County Montessori School
Your organization will make a noteworthy impression that will stick with attendees long after the conference when you sponsor this item, which will feature your 1-color logo on the cover.

Price: $3500

Tote Bags — SOLD. Thank you to The Montessori Children's Academy, Heutink, and Twin Parks Montessori School
Imagine your logo printed in full color on the beautiful, sturdy totes given to conference attendees when they arrive, excited for a long weekend of learning, community, and inspiration. These ever-popular bags are used throughout the event to hold conference materials and more—and often for years after, where they will get visibility in towns, cities, and countries worldwide. Your logo will be featured prominently, along with the AMS conference logo.

Keynotes & Receptions

AMS 2018 Opening Ceremony & Living Legacy Address — SOLD. Thank you to Walton Family Foundation
Make a splash by sponsoring the ceremonies that will ring in the conference and celebrate our 2018 Living Legacy honorees, D’Neil & Michael Duffy. This Thursday evening event will include a special performance by local Montessori students and a presentation by D’Neil and Michael. Become a sponsor and your logo will be spotlighted on a large screen at the start and end of the program. Additionally, your logo will be included on slides preceding all 3 of our keynote addresses, along with the logos of other conference sponsors.

Pricing varies; contact Kristine for details. Sole and shared sponsorship available.

Dr. Nancy McCormick Rambusch Lecture: Anna Deavere Smith, “Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education” — SOLD. Thank you to the Bowman School and Metropolitan Montessori School
Each year we honor AMS’s founder, Dr. Nancy McCormick Rambusch, with a lecture delivered by an eminent educator or child advocate. We are proud to present playwright, educator, and actor Anna Deavere Smith as our 2018 Rambusch lecturer. Part lecture, part performance, Ms. Smith’s keynote address will dissect the school-to-prison pipeline and portray educators, parents, and victims of childhood trauma, shining a light on how school culture can make a lasting difference in the lives of young people. Become a sponsor and your logo will be spotlighted on a large screen at the start of the keynote. Additionally, your logo will be included on slides preceding all 3 of our keynote addresses, along with the logos of other conference sponsors.

Pricing varies; contact Kristine for details. Sole and shared sponsorship available.

Friday Keynote Address: Rick Steves, "The Global Classroom"
Our first keynote address of the conference sets a distinctive tone for all of the professional development to follow. This year’s honor goes to iconic traveler Rick Steves, who will share his thoughts on how the creativity, conflict, friendship, faith, art, customs, and cuisine he has witnessed and enjoyed over a lifetime of globe-trotting have led him to adopt a broader, more compassionate, view of mankind, and a belief that travel can be a force for peace and understanding in the world. Attendees will leave with renewed appreciation of cultural studies as a core element of the Montessori curriculum and an investment in our students’ abilities to create a better, more peaceful world. Become a sponsor and your logo will be spotlighted on a large screen at the start of the keynote. Additionally, your logo will be included on slides preceding all 3 of our keynote addresses, along with the logos of other conference sponsors.

Pricing varies; contact Kristine for details. Sole and shared sponsorship available.

International Attendees Reception
Hola, ni hoa, ahoj, olá, shalom (and much more!). The International Attendees Reception is a gathering of conference-goers from around the globe. Help us welcome our guests by sponsoring this event, which will be a prime opportunity to expand awareness of your brand to a world of new markets. Your logo will be displayed during the reception and your organization will receive a verbal thank you.

Pricing varies; contact Kristine for details. Sole and shared sponsorship available.

Friday Night Lively
This informal party is arguably the most rollicking event of the conference, with nearly 1,000 attendees dancing and sharing good times with friends (new and old) in a bright and spirited setting after a long day of professional development. Adding to the merriment will be live music, a cash bar, and snacks. Become a sponsor and your company's logo will appear on either print or digital signs during the party.

Pricing varies; contact Kristine for details.

Sunday Keynote Address: Dale Dougherty, “We Are All Makers”
Our Sunday keynoter plays a critically important role in bringing a joyous and inspiring close to our conference. This year’s honor goes to Dale Dougherty, found of the Maker Movement, who explain how at heart we are also all makers, and reveal how a simple question—“Can I do it?”—can be the genesis for discovery and innovation. He will introduce us to a variety of makers and their unique creations and explain how, by marrying STEAM disciplines with audacity, verve, and a radical spirit, makers exert control over their environment through innovation and their schools. By learning how to harvest ideas, materials, and tools from all aspects of the environment, attendees will come away with bountiful new ideas for creating and sustaining makerspaces in their schools—and in themselves. Become a sponsor and your logo will be spotlighted on a large screen at the start of the keynote. Additionally, your logo will be included on slides preceding all 3 of our keynote addresses, along with the logos of other conference sponsors.

Pricing varies; contact Kristine for details. Sole and shared sponsorship available.

Teacher Education Programs Reception — SOLD. Thank you to The Montessori Children's Academy and the Institute for Advances Montessori Studies
AMS-affiliated teacher education program excel in preparing highly skilled AMS-credentialed teachers and leaders of tomorrow. We are proud to recognize those programs at a reception expressly for them. As a sponsor, your company's logo will appear on printed signs during the reception and you will receive a verbal thank you. This sponsorship is ideal for those wishing to support future Montessori educators and the high-quality programs that prepare them for their careers.

Pricing varies; contact Kristine for details.

School Accreditation Reception
AMS school accreditation is the ultimate signal of quality Montessori education. We are proud to celebrate those schools that have achieved this distinction with a reception expressly for them. As a sponsor, your company's logo will appear on printed signs during the reception and you will receive a verbal thank you. This sponsorship is ideal for those wishing to recognize our accredited schools for their exemplary achievements, and for their role as leaders and models of excellence within the larger Montessori community.

Pricing varies; contact Kristine for details.

Advertising Opportunities

Conference Emails — SOLD. Thank you to Independent School Management
Select this sponsorship and we’ll place your logo on our conference emails, each of which reaches 44,000 inboxes. Our email marketing efforts are optimized to achieve high open rates, ensuring that your message will be seen by the most involved members of our community, worldwide. Sponsor these emails by September 30 and we'll guarantee placement of your logo on a minimum of 5 emails before the conference and 1 email after—a total target reach of 264,000. The excitement will build as we approach program launch in early October and the Early Bird registration deadline in November.

Price: $2600; 3 spaces available.

Printed Conference Program Guide — SOLD. Thank you to the Bowman School, California Montessori Project, The Montessori Children's Academy, Montessori School of Shanghai, Sky Avenues International kindergarten, Montessori school at Five Canyons, Centro de Entrenamiento Montessori, maria Montessori and Montessori Education Center for teaching Education, Walton Family Foundation, Primary Concepts, Shanghai Montessori Academy
Throughout our conference, attendees refer to the schedules, event descriptions, maps, and other essential information in this lush, printed guidebook, which we distribute onsite. Make your mark with a full-, quarter-, half-, or full-page promotional spot inside the book or (for best exposure) on one of the covers. New this year, the entire guide will be printed in full color—guaranteeing that your ad will really pop!

Price: $550 – $3000, based on ad specs

Hotel Key Cards
Attendees who stay onsite visit their rooms frequently throughout the day—and every time they reach for their key card, they’ll see your logo. Printed on the card in full color, your logo will get maximum exposure throughout the weekend—and bring heightened meaning to the conference theme, “Montessori: Inside & Out.”

Price: $5250

Directional Signs — SOLD. Thank you to the Bownam School, Bejing Heart & Mind Montessori Teacher Education, and Alexander Montessori School
Stand out from the crowd! Your full-color logo will be featured on signs placed in central locations to help thousands of attendees navigate the conference site, putting your brand front and center of not only them—but every hotel guest.

Price: $2000

Current Sponsors

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