American Montessori Society

2019 Montessori Leaders Symposium

Dreams Delight, Playa Bonita, Panama

January 18-20, 2019

The Montessori Leaders Symposium is for Montessori educators-from schools and teacher education programs alike- who want to deepen the skills they bring to their current positions or take their careers to new altitudes.

Against the backdrop of a tropical paradise of Panama you'll have the opportunity to network with fellow Montessori change-makers while earning 14 hours of continuing professional development. The group will come together for dinner with a featured speaker, who will guide you in reflection on your professional practices and conduct an in-depth workshop the next day. The event will also include separate breakout workshops for school leaders and teacher educators. 


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 This Years Speaker: Sam Chaltain

Sam is the founding partner of 180 Studio, a global design collaboration that designs places, sets strategies and tells stories that advance peoples understanding of the future of learning-and what it takes to get there. (More details available on the AMS website, 

The Resort and Area Information

Visit the unique destination of Panama, where you can experience beaches, rainforest, mountains and city- all from Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama. Located on Playa Bonita, the closest beach to Panama Cityand literally meaning "beautiful beach.

There are seaside towers with jungle walkways and stunning views. Savor every moment with gourmet a la carte restaurants, tropical cocktails, endless daytime and nighttime activities and much more.


Rates are per person and ALL INCLUSIVE (all meals, snacks & beverages). The package also includes your stay in an ocean view room, in room safety deposit box, Friday night private function, travel insurance, taxes, fees, airport and hotel meet-and-greet service, roundtrip ground transportation between the airport and the resort and more.





Early Bird Rate (thru September 14)

Regular Rate (September15-December 1)

Early Bird Rate

(thru Sept. 14)

Regular Rate (September 15 – December 1)

3 Nights   $1,225 $1,375 $910 $1,060
4 Nights   $1,565 $1,715 $1,135 $1,285
5 Nights   $1,905 $2,055 $1,360 $1,510


Additional Nights and Upgraded Rooms are available upon request.


Super Early Bird (Until July 11)  AMS Member $345, Non-Member $390.

Early Bird (July 12-September14) AMS Member $395, Non-Member $440.

Regular Rate(starts September 15) AMS Member $445, Non Member $490 

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 Once your package is confirmed and invoiced it is 

non-refundable and non- transferable, as are your retreat registration fees.

For clarification contact Global Travel Partners.

All reservations including Hotel & Retreat registration must be made through GLOBAL TRAVEL PARTNERS.

Patricia Frederick 847.669.6600 or

Program information: Heather Gerker, Director of Conferences. heather@