Welcome to the 2018 AT Congress ®
July 29th to August 4th, 2018
Early Bird Registration is Open Until Dec. 15th!
We are thrilled to have over 300 AT teachers/trainees signed-up for the Congress so far! Continue to check out the website as we are frequently updating with new information. The 11th International Alexander Technique Congress® is taking place in Chicago at Loyola University, Lake Shore Campus. It is a wonderful venue and the Congress continues to grow into an exciting event not to be missed!
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” for innovation.
We also have Dr. Neil Shubin who is the Robert Bensley Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and associate dean for the 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.
In Performance, we have Emmy Award-winning actor, director, and comedian David Hyde Pierce. He is currently starring on Broadway in Hello Dolly with Bette Midler. He won four Emmy Awards as a lead actor in the hit series Frazier. He has been studying the AT for the many years and thrilled to join us in Chicago!
We are in the process of solidifying two other exciting Keynote Speakers from outside our community which will be announced soon.
Within our Alexander Community for Plenary Speakers we have Joan Schirle (Performance), Ted Dimon (Education), and Dr. Rajal Cohen (Science). We will also be having 2 days of Panel Discussions in the fields of Science, Education, Performance, and Business, which will be insightful and informative.
Loyola University’s campus is a perfect place to hold the event with its beautiful lakeshore feel, it’s comfortable accommodations and meal plan. All and all, 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…
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– Carol Prentice and Jamie McDowell | Congress Directors