Saturday Keynote Speaker: Erin Brockovich
The real-life icon on whom the Academy-Award-winning movie, Erin Brokovich, was based, our keynote speaker has lived her life much like Maria Montessori lived hers—as a public advocate for vulnerable populations, steadfastly exemplifying courage and conviction.
Sunday Keynote Speaker: Derreck Kayongo
With his trademark panache, Derreck Kayongo will tell his courageous story of survival, social entrepreneurship, and humanitarianism, and the life lessons he learned on his journey from Ugandan refugee to successful entrepreneur, CEO, and renowned human rights activist.
Friday Keynote Speaker: Rachel Ignotofsky
Rachel Ignotofsky is a New York Times-bestselling author who creates educational artwork promoting scientific literacy and historical inclusivity. Rachel will introduce you to some of these remarkable women. She will touch upon some of their incredible discoveries, and relate them to our lives today.
Travel & Accommodations
The Montessori Event, formerly the AMS Annual Conference, is the largest annual gathering of Montessori educators in the world and and the signature event of the American Montessori Society.
AMS welcomes attendees from around the world to the 2020 Annual Conference in Dallas, TX!
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