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Annual General Meeting April 2017

Online registration for our traditional April AGM is now open
Online registration for our Annual General Meeting is now open: Click here to register "Online Registration". Before you do, please make sure you have your AMI Membership number at hand - as we have included a mandatory field for this information. If you do not have easy access to these details, please write to membership@montessori-ami.org here in Amsterdam and we will be happy to assist.
 

We will be sending out a detailed programme to the membership via the AMI newsletter, but to give you a heads-up, below is an outline:

 
The programme for Saturday and Sunday will be taking place at De Rode Hoed, Keizersgracht 102, Amsterdam. The Reception on Friday is held at the Industrieele Groote Club, Dam Square 27. Both locations are very central in Amsterdam, and can be reached easily by public transport.
 
PROGRAMME 7-9 April, 2017
 
o   Friday, 7 April  11:30-17:00 — Optional Excursion to historical Montessori landmarks in the Netherlands, including a visit to Maria Montessori’s Study, with guide and Montessori historian Fred Kelpin 

o   Friday, 7 April  
17:30-19:30 – Optional Reception (drinks and light snacks) at The Industrieele Groote Club, Dam Square 27

o   Saturday, 8 April — De Rode Hoed, Keizersgracht 102, Amsterdam
o  10:00-12:30 — Affiliated Societies Meeting
o  12:30-13.45  — Lunch
o   14:00-15:30 — Annual General Meeting
o   16:30-17:30 — Keynote Address by Rajagopal PV

Rajagopal PV is a Gandhian activist, former Vice Chairman of the Gandhi Peace Foundation, and former president and founding member of Ekta Parishad. At the 2016 Assembly of Educateurs sans Frontières in Hyderabad, he impressed upon the participants the necessity of networking goodness. He highlighted a structured process he has found successful in working with marginalised youth and other groups. More information on his work —non-violent activism & mobilisation— can be found on the website of Ekta Parishad.

o   17:30-18:30 — Cash Bar (have a drink with your colleagues before dinner starts)  
o   18:30-21:00 — Buffet Dinner 
 
o   Sunday, 9 April — De Rode Hoed, Keizersgracht 102, Amsterdam
The theme of the Montessori Forum is “Montessori Outreach Work”, with a special focus on our work with the adolescent.
o  10:00-12:30 — Montessori Forum
o  12:30-13.45  — Lunch  
o  14:00-16:30  — Montessori Forum
 
Sunday’s Montessori Forum will have various slots to discuss work with the adolescent: there is a huge global demand for Montessori schools for the adolescent and this poses new challenges.
Without this essential development stage, our vision of human development is incomplete. It is vital that we seize the moment and engage all our community in this work! 

Presenters will be sharing experiences of the Montessori Adolescent Summits: In order to engage adolescents, th
e Prague congress committee developed a challenge around ecological themes that are integrated into a web of life. Prague participants will join Montessori adolescents to address major global issues. Areas of focus are based on the interdependent elements of water, air, land, plants, animals, humans, and energy. 

There will also be reports on our work related to the Montessori Adolescent Programme Inspiration Project (MAPI), funded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union with AMI being one of six European partners. One of the outputs includes a free platform not only for the Montessori community, but also for any specialists working with young people. More reporting will follow during the Prague Congress in July.

The Montessori Forum promises to be a very rich programme.