An AMS 2014 Annual Conference sponsorship will spotlight your product, service, or organization to thousands of Montessori friends and educators worldwide.
For more information e-mail Kristine Cooper, AMS director of development, or call her at 212-358-1250 x311.
Benefits of Sponsorship
All conference sponsors 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, and post-conference communications
- Verbal thanks at a keynote address
- Visual projection of your organization’s logo at all keynote addresses
- A sponsorship ribbon to affix to the name badge of your organization’s lead representative
In addition, conference sponsorship entitles you to the best exhibit booth location within the exhibit level you purchase (based on availability at the time of sponsorship purchase).
New for 2014!
Spaces still available!
A Full-Day Sponsorship
Thank you to Bruins Montessori.
If you are looking to maximize your reach, sponsoring a conference day is a smart choice. We’ll identify you as a sponsor and put your name and logo on all the session webpages for “your” day. Each page will be seen by approximately 8,000 individuals by the time of the conference! We’ll do the same in the printed program guide, which will be distributed in Dallas—and also put your logo on conference signage. Each of the workshop session days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) will be sold to a single sponsor on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you’re interested—don’t delay!
Spaces still available!
Thank you to First Steps Montessori School, Houston Montessori Center, Institute of Montessori Education, Montessori Country Day School, Houston, Pines Montessori School, The Post Oak School, Riverbend Montessori School, School of the Woods, Sherwood Forest Montessori, St. James Episcopal Montessori School, St. Stephen's Episcopal School.
All our Montessori pard’ners—this means everyone coming to the conference—are invited to this Saturday night party, filled with boisterous, boot scootin’, Texas-sized fun! Be prepared for toe-tappin’ music, Texas-style dancing (and more), a cash bar, and crunchy snacks—as well as some delightful surprises. Sponsor this event and we’ll give you a verbal shout-out from the dance floor, and also display your logo.
Let us place your logo, along with promotional copy about your organization, on one or more select conference pages—where it will be viewed up to 72,000 times before the conference is even over! To ensure high visibility, we are limiting these sponsorships to 3 per page. They will be placed on a first-come, first-served basis, and will remain online through the conference and beyond. Our full program will go live in early October, drawing exceptionally high traffic to our website—so if you’re interested, we encourage you to respond ASAP!
Spaces Still Available!
Thank you to ISM Inc.
We will place your logo on our conference blast-e-mails, each of which reaches 25,000 inboxes! Our e-mail marketing efforts are optimized to achieve high open-rates, ensuring that your message will be seen by those who matter most, worldwide. Sponsor these blasts by October 1, and we'll guarantee placement of your logo on a minimum of 5 e-mails before the conference and 1 e-mail after—a total target reach of over 150,000. The excitement will build as we approach program launch (early October) and the Early Bird registration deadline (January 17)—so if you’re interested, don’t delay!
Spaces still available!
Printed Conference Program Guide
Thank you to Barrie School/Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, California Montessori Project, Hope Montessori Education Institute, ISM Inc., The Montessori Children's Academy, Nature's Classroom Institute, and Summit Montessori Teacher Training Institute.
Throughout our conference, attendees will refer to the maps, schedules, and up-to-date information in the printed program guide, which we'll be distributing on-site in Dallas. Make your mark with a quarter -, half-, or full-page promotional spot inside the guide, or with a full-page, black-and-white sponsorship on the “prime real estate” of the book’s outside back cover or inside covers. Promotional spots located on the inside and outside covers are full-color!
AMS 2014 Opening Celebration & Living Legacy Address
Make a splash by sponsoring the ceremonies as AMS rings in the conference and celebrates the AMS 2014 Living Legacy, John Chattin-McNichols. The Thursday evening program will feature a special performance by local Montessori students, followed by John’s keynote address on leadership projects that will stretch Montessori to a strong future, and culminate in a sumptuous, calorie-busting dessert reception. Become a sponsor and in addition to the screen that your logo will be projected onto along with all other sponsor logos, it will also be spotlighted, by itself, on a large screen both before and after the presentation.
Dr. Nancy McCormick Rambusch Lecture: Temple Grandin, PhD
Thank you to Alexander Montessori School, The Boyd Schools, Brooklyn Heights Montessori, Metropolitan Montessori School, PCTE, Twin Parks Montessori School, UTD Callier Center for Communication Disorders, and Whitby School.
Each year we honor AMS’s founder, Dr. Nancy McCormick Rambusch, with a provocative lecture delivered by an eminent educator or child advocate. Our 2014 lecturer is Temple Grandin, world-renowned author of The Autistic Brain and Animals in Translation. Dr. Grandin will make the case that the world needs all types of thinkers—including those who, like her, think in pictures. This event will be one of the most well-attended of the entire conference. Become a sponsor and in addition to the screen that your logo will be projected onto along with all other sponsor logos, it will also be spotlighted, by itself, on a large screen both before and after Temple's lecture.
Saturday Afternoon Keynote Address: Andrew Solomon, MA
Andrew Solomon will draw from research for his award-winning book, Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identify, to explain how parents of children with extreme challenges—including dwarfism, Down syndrome, schizophrenia, and deafness—not only learned to deal with their exceptional children, but also found profound meaning in doing so. The expanded audience will include participants of our Parents Montessori Mini-Conference. Become a sponsor and in addition to the screen that your logo will be projected onto along with all other sponsor logos, it will also be spotlighted, by itself, on a large screen both before and after Andrew's presentation.
Sunday Keynote Address: John Hunter
In this perfect closing to a full weekend of learning and connecting, John Hunter will share principles of his World Peace Game—hailed by TED and Huffington Post as “the most influential idea of 2011”—explaining how, by presenting a rich practice field where children can lead, explore, collaborate, conflict, negotiate, and solve problems, we can help prepare them for a future yet to unfold. Become a sponsor and in addition to the screen that your logo will be projected onto along with all other sponsor logos, it will also be spotlighted, by itself, on a large screen both before and after John's presentation.
Saturday Morning Keynote Address: Rob Evans, EdD
Thank you to ISM Inc.
Rob Evans, clinical and organizational psychologist and the executive director of The Human Relations Service, and an extremely popular school consultant nationwide, will inspire us with strategies that teachers and administrators can employ to improve candor and create genuine collegiality in our schools. Become a sponsor and in addition to the screen that your logo will be projected onto along with all other sponsor logos, it will also be spotlighted, by itself, on a large screen both before and after Rob's presentation.
Thank you to Princeton Center Teacher Education.
Your organization’s logo will be imprinted on every page of the custom-designed notepad we’ll be stuffing into conference tote bags, so that attendees have a ready source for capturing ideas and information.
Thank you to Maitri Learning, LLC.
Put your name right at people’s fingertips as they jot notes in workshops throughout the conference. Your organization’s name will be emblazoned on the barrel of a high-quality ball-point pen included in each conference tote bag.
Thank you to Bright Horizons Montessori Schools.
Name-badge lanyards, which must be worn by all attendees throughout the conference, are one of the most visible sponsorship items and will literally keep your organization’s name in everyone’s line of vision. Your logo, along with the AMS logo, will be printed on the lanyard.
SOLD! Tote Bags
Thank you to Nienhuis Montessori and Twin Parks Montessori Schools.
Imagine your logo printed on the beautiful, sturdy totes given to conference attendees when they arrive in the “deep in the heart of Texas.” These ever-popular bags are used throughout the entire weekend—and often for years after. Your logo will be featured prominently along with the AMS and conference logos.
SOLD! Reusable Water Bottle
Thank you to Casa Dei Bambini Montessori.
Let conference participants drink in your logo! Attendees of our 2013 conference told us, in the post-conference survey, that they would like a reusable water bottle—so, we are delivering! This sturdy, 18-ounce bottle will live on long after the 2014 Annual Conference concludes.