Welcome to the 2018 AT Congress ®

July 29th to August 4th, 2018

Registration is Now Open!

We are very excited to announce the opening of Registration for the 11th International Alexander Technique Congress® happening in Chicago at Loyola University, Lake Shore Campus!

With this year’s theme focussing on Advancing Global Perspective: Making New Connections with Science, Performance and Education. We are thrilled to announce a few of our Keynote speakers.

Dr. Norman Doidge, who wrote the ‘The Brain that Changes Itself’ and the ‘The Brain’s Way of Healing’, will be joining us for a 3-hour presentation. His research in the field of neuroplasticity and his insights into the body, brain, mind connection will be stimulating and challenging. A real “wake-up call” of innovation.

We also have Dr. Neil Shubin who is the Robert Bensley Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and associate dean for academic strategy of the university’s Biological Sciences Division. He’s also the author of two popular science books — The Universe Within: The Deep History of the Human Body (2013) and the best-selling Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body (2008). Your Inner Fish was named best book of the year by the National Academy of Sciences.

Adding to the field of science we have Matt Tocheri who is the Canadian Research Chair in Human Origins, in Lakehead University’s Department of Anthropology. He is also a Research Associate in the Human Origins Program at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.

We are in the process of inviting several International Keynote Speakers in the area of Performance and Education from outside our community. We are just waiting on replies to coordinate scheduling.  Also there will be new additions from within our Alexander Community for Plenary Speakers, Continuous Learning Teachers, and the wonderful and creative AT Workshops. Keep those workshop applications rolling in…

Loyola University’s campus is a perfect place to hold the event with it’s beautiful lake shore feel, it’s comfortable accommodations and meal plan. The best deal in town for a very reasonable price!  All the classrooms are an easy access to the accommodations, cafeteria, and primary meeting rooms.

Since the first International Congress held in 1986, more than thirty years ago, not only have we grown as a worldwide community but also the world around us has developed in leaps and bounds providing overwhelming evidence of the increasing value of the Alexander Technique.

This promises to be an inspiring event with a long-lasting influence on each of us as individuals, as teachers and our global Alexander Technique Community. It will be a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. We sincerely hope you will join us…

– Carol Prentice and Jamie McDowell | Congress Directors