October 24 - 28, 2014
Alexander Technique International is a world-wide professional organization created to promote and advance the work begun by F. Matthias Alexander. Its members include teachers, students, and friends of the Alexander Technique. ATI embraces the diversity of the international Alexander Technique community and is working to promote international dialogue.
To create and sustain open means of global communication for people to discuss, apply, research, and experiment with the discoveries of F. Matthias Alexander.
To encourage the use of the F. M. Alexander Technique in both human and environmental relationships.
To embody the principles of the F. M. Alexander Technique in ATI's structure and means of operation.
To provide a means for recognizing Alexander Technique Teacher competence and providing certification for those teachers who qualify.
Invitation to France in 2014
Alexander Technique International Annual Conference
Friday October 24 to Tuesday October 28 2014
With a Pre-Day for Sponsorships on Thursday October 23
Dear Friends from Europe, North America, Japan and the whole world,
We invite you to join us for the very first ATI Annual Conference in France, close to the historic city of Bordeaux. We’ll be meeting at la Maison de la Promotion Social, a place designed to facilitate professional gatherings, just 30 minutes from the center of Bordeaux and its international airport.
Meet with colleagues and share work and ideas in a delightful environment conducive to personal reflection and mutual exchange.
Be prepared to take full advantage of a region of France soaked in tradition. A world famous city of wine, Bordeaux has been designated a World Heritage site since 2007. Surrounded by highly renowned vineyards, close to the ocean, with exceptional architecture and town planning, Bordeaux offers the charms of tradition mixed with all the advantages of modern life, for a truly captivating voyage of cultural discovery.
We are happy to welcome our Alexander community in 2014 and delighted at the chance to reinforce our connections of friendship and professional ties.
The French Site Committee for the 2014 ATI Annual Conference:
Gilles Estran, Maryse Berninet, Anne Zimmer, & Victoria Leomant.
Thanks to our team in France for having organized this wonderful 2014 gathering in such a beautiful region, rich in tradition and culture. Our theme for this year is inspired by the French philosopher, Jacques Ellul, who hails from Bordeaux. He is said to have coined the well-known phrase adopted by the environmental movement in the US:
Think Globally, Act Locally!
Here are some thoughts on this theme:
How do I maintain my personal ecology? How is my personal ecology connected with my immediate environment? With the outside world? Is the use of the Alexander Technique a technology? In which ways does the Alexander Technique inspire social change? How can we change the local action and global thinking specifically for ATI?
If you would like to present a workshop in your area of interest at the conference, please submit your proposals to Julie Mulhavill, Workshop Planning Committee, Dancejulie@yahoo.com, using the ATI Proposal Form. Please use one form per proposal.
At this conference, we are excited to share everything that the Alexander Technique facilitates throughout the world: through research, course material, teaching strategies, documents, and performance ideas. Let yourself be inspired by the thoughts outlined above!
In ATI we celebrate diversity in teaching. We are excited by learning and sharing together. Please share this invitation with your friends and colleagues. Locally, there will be a discovery for everyone, and globally, a warm and radiant welcome.
Please note: for students seeking certification ATI arranges for ATI sponsors to arrive the day before the Conference to facilitate this process. If you would like to attend the Pre-Day for Certification, October 23, please contact Nicole Perrone.
We look forward to meeting and welcoming you all in la belle France next October!
|Fiona Cranwell (Irl) Chair||Bob Lada (USA) Treasurer|
|Irene Schlump (Ger) Director||Kate Lushington (Can) Assistant Chair|
|Gilles Estran (Fra) Director||Daniel Bell (USA) Secretary|
|Sakiko Ishitsubo (Jap) Director|