The International Montessori Congress is a large-scale educational congress. Ever since Maria Montessori established her organisation Association Montessori Internationale in 1929, congresses have taken place regularly. Currently, congresses take place every four years; not only is each congress hosted in a different country, but we also change continents, to enable as many people as possible to enjoy the inspiration these congresses bring. Our goal is to raise awareness and understanding of Montessori education, as well as to provide a platform for Montessori professionals to connect with one another.
Since 1929, twenty-seven congresses have taken place around the world. They offer an ideal opportunity to visitors to expand their knowledge by participating in ambitious and productive activities, which include workshops, panel discussions, networking/exhibiting events, and keynote and research presentations. The Congress inspires and encourages growth, development and action on personal, local and global levels.
In July 2017, we will hold the 28th International Montessori Congress in Prague. It has been almost 16 years since the congress was last held in Europe, and its return to our Continent has created much excitement and anticipation.
The theme of the Congress is Pathway to Peace: Montessori Education for Social Change. The Congress will demonstrate that Montessori is an educational approach guided by the natural laws of human development, which enables all human beings to become agents of positive social change, which in the long term can lead to a more harmonious and peaceful world.
The Congress will inspire a universal effort. Through dialogue, solidarity and collaboration each participant will come away with practical tools to effectively impact their respective social communities.