2018 AMI Annual General Meeting

AMI’s 2018 Annual General Meeting, themed “Community, Confidence and Curiosity”, was held from the 13th to the 16th of April in Amsterdam. The 2018 AGM marked a number of milestones, as attendance has never been this high with over 300 people attending throughout the weekend and with 59 nationalities from all continents represented. The programme kicked off with the Africa Round Table on 12 April, where practitioners, trainers and others working on the African Continent came together to discuss possibilities for collaboration and building community throughout the region.;

Friday’s programme began with a keynote by Dr Angeline Lillard, who shared the implications of her research on the impact of Montessori education with the audience. Afterwards there was opportunity to reconnect over drinks. Saturday started with the Affiliates meeting, where the 4 new AMI Affiliates from Portugal, Latvia, Nigeria and Colombia introduced themselves, followed by presentations of other Affiliate Representatives on strategies for amplifying impact. The afternoon programme consisted of the Annual General Meeting, which included an overview of AMI’s activities and innovations throughout the year. The day was concluded with a presentation by Dr Eddie Brummelman on Socialisation of the Self. 

Sunday’s programme focussed on research, with a number of scholars sharing their work. For the first time, the AMI Research and Development Day was held on Monday 16 April, which provided interesting and new insights for all the attendees, with a shared way forward to consolidate Montessori research.  

It was an insightful weekend with lots of food for thought and many opportunities to build relationships and explore collaborations with those committed to Montessori education from all parts of the globe.

2018 AMI AGM Proceedings and Photos

2018 AMI AGM Photos

Candice von der Wehl and Lynne Lawrence preparing for signing of new AMI affiliated societies