29th International Montessori Congress, Thailand

DATES: 2-5 August 2023

THEME: Education for a New World

VENUE: Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is the destination of the prestigious 29th International Montessori Congress, offering an inspiring environment to an international audience. The International Montessori Congress has a direct and unbroken lineage to the first 1929 Montessori Congress under the leadership of Maria Montessori. The opening ceremony guest of honour, the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, will grant awards of recognition to “Education for a New World” contributors. 

Be refreshed, learn and share new findings! Hear about successful initiatives, and take inspiration from amazing ideas and deep knowledge from presenters and break-out sessions. The social programmes will allow for countless moments to network with other professionals, and identify opportunities for future collaborations, and volunteers are welcome.

While the official language of the congress is English, there will be simultaneous translations in Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish and French. 


Registrations are now closed as the event is fully booked.


We invite you to visit the congress website for the programme at a glance and some of the key speakers who will be presenting on the theme of Education for a New World.

The congress will feature a wide range of speakers from the fields of education, government, science, spirituality and more. Their inspiring minds and passionate hearts will share with you unique perspectives on the topic of “Education for a New World” and how we may participate in the crucial paradigm shifts needed for a sustainable future. Each speaker will address an angle within one of the sub-themes or more:

  • The Universal Child – In a World of Diverse Cultures
  • Embracing the Future – Innovation and Sustainability
  • Education for a New World – Impact and Growth

Key speakers include:  André Roberfroid, M. Shannon Helfrich, Prof. Kriengsak Caheonwongsak, Dr. Pasi Sahlberg and Dr. Erinna Dia.

In addition to these high-powered keynotes, the Congress offers numerous opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals and identify potential collaborations for future projects. Our congresses are characterised by a friendly and joyful atmosphere, making it easy to meet both new colleagues and old friends. This is an incredible chance to expand your knowledge and grow your network!

Travel Discount

The Organisational Committee has secured a travel discount for participants travelling with Thai Airlines. The discount code is TG2308016, which can be used on this link

Montessori Programmes in Government Schools

The implementation of Montessori Programmes in Government Schools in Thailand has successfully promoted equitable education and supported Sustainable Development Goal 4. These outcomes demonstrate the potential for inspiring other governments to collaborate on innovating public school education. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about successful Montessori programmes in government schools in Thailand which are a key effort to increase access to quality education for a sustainable future in Thailand and the region.

Travelling Opportunities

The "Poomjai Garden" tour is now fully booked, but there are plenty of opportunities for trips after the Congress, from experiencing the beautiful mountains in the north to the breathtaking beauty of the South Sea and exploring the chance to immerse yourself in Thai culture. Learn more here