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Inspirational Montessori Weekend: The Art of Nurturing the Spirit

31 March 2023 - 2 April 2023

70BGN – 150BGN

Join the Montessori Society Bulgaria Association for our first Inspirational Montessori Weekend. Come to be refreshed, gain inspiration, and connect with our vibrant community!

“Education should no longer be mostly imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities…. If Education were to continue along the old lines of mere transmission of knowledge, the problem would be insoluble and there would be no hope for the world Alone a scientific enquiry into human personality can lead us to salvation…” 

Dr Maria Montessori

The event will be very useful to:

  • Parents
  • Teachers – infant and toddler (birth-3 years), primary (3-6 years), elementary (6-12 years), adolescent (12-18 years)
  • Kindergartens and Schools Administrators
  • Psychologists and Speech therapists 

Participants are not required to have previous Montessori training. 

Guest Speaker
  • The Nature of the Child
  • Empowering the child
  • Engaging children, young adults and communities in change for a better world
  • Exploration in Social Cohesion

with Jenny Marie Höglund

Whether your school or classroom is urban or land-based, personal development of the child is essential.

Key presentations, practical implications, sensorial explorations, and creative expression to take back to your student communities, as well as details of planning and management!

Jenny Marie holds AMI diplomas for the ages 3-6 and 6-12. She has mainly worked with the 6-12 and 12-18 (adolescents). She also holds a M.Ed. and she is an established AMI Elementary trainer. Jenny-Marie was one of the founders of the Montessori School “Lära för Livet” in Varberg, Sweden in 1995, teaching children from 1 till 16 years of age. She founded and runs the first and so far the only Swedish Montessori Farm School. Jenny-Marie has taught elementary and adolescent students for over twenty-three years. She has been serving as head of school since 2006. She has also lectured at the International Centre for Montessori Studies Foundation-Bergamo (CISM), in Italy since 2006, USA, India and Mexico.

More from the topics of the event…

  • Multilingual learning and development
  • Montessori in public education
  • Sustainable education models 
  • Skills for the future developmental program

Workshops and sessions – be ready to get outside and have fun!

  • Going out
  • Materials making
  • The art of observation
  • Creative explorations 
  • Self-expression through art, music and language 

Participate as a presenter and contribute to the program

Montessori Society Bulgaria  is pleased to announce our Call for Contributions to the programme of the event. We invite the wider education community to submit abstracts on the proposed themes of the event and present their work in an exhibition. Submission of proposals closes on 7th of February 2023.

Program contribution – presentation and Exhibition

Abstract submissions for presentations must relate to the event theme, “The Art of Nurturing the Spirit” and preferably focussing on at least one of the topics:

  • Montessori in public education
  • The transformation of the adult and learning environment
  • Sustainable education models
  • Innovative examples of schools and programmes

The event features presentations from speakers from diverse professional fields. We expect presenters:

  • be passionate about researching and presenting the topic
  • are willing to interact with participants
  • are able to turn ideas into action

Event working language is both English and Bulgarian.

Abstracts for presentations must present original work. The Call for Contributions invite submissions of abstracts for three types of presentations:

1) Oral Presentation – a 30–45-minute PowerPoint presentation

2) Workshop – 90-minute session focusing more on demonstrations, case studies and audience interaction.

3) Exhibition Showcase – poster, projects, installation.


The Inspirational Montessori Weekend offers opportunities to share an exciting project or showcase great work you’ve done that may be of interest to event attendees. We will provide space suitable for a large poster with graphics, photos and descriptions of your project or work.

The proposals may be related to the theme of the event, but may also showcase outstanding work or projects related to innovative education in general. Montessori teachers will be invited to show projects or work that is directly influenced by their Montessori education.

Abstracts for presentations

Abstracts should be targeted to one of the following audience groups:

  • Parents
  • Teachers – infant and toddler (birth-3 years), primary (3-6 years), elementary (6-12 years), adolescent (12-18 years)
  • Kindergartens and Schools Administrators
  • Psychologists and Speech therapists 

Abstracts must give a general outline of the content to be presented and may also indicate one of the specifications below:

  • Lecture
  • Demonstration
  • Case Study
  • Group Interaction
  • Display poster (for Exhibition)

Proposals must be submitted electronically by February 7, 2023. Proposals received otherwise or after the deadline will not be accepted.

 Online submission of abstracts for presentations 

1. The submission title is limited to 20 words and must be submitted using sentence case. The title is a short description of your presentation.

2. The submission description is limited to 300 words and must not include any images, charts or tables.

3. The description must be written in the following format:


State the purpose and background to the presentation. Summarise what will be presented and how it is relevant to the event theme, “The Art of Nurturing the Spirit”.


List a bullet point outline of content detail and how much time has been allocated for each section.


State two or three objectives of the presentation, e.g. ‘Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to…’.


List any relevant books or articles related to the presentation.

Online Presence

Include links to previous presentations, work, or personal experiences.

Other Relevant Information

Include any other relevant details.

Submission criteria

1. The event aims to provide a space for discussion and inspiration and all interested participants are encouraged to submit an abstract.

2. Abstracts for presentations will be selected based on their relevance to the theme and relevance to the topics, taking into account the overall program of the event.

3. Exhibition submission proposals will be reviewed based on their relevance to our event.


Authors of all abstracts will receive notice by email of their abstract acceptance or non-acceptance by March 1, 2023.

Accepted abstracts will be published. For each accepted abstract, including exhibit participation, submission of the presenter’s name, photograph and brief professional biography will be required. The title of the presentation will be indicated on the website of Montessori Society Bulgaria and other advertising materials.

Accepted abstract authors agree to their personal data being submitted and stored in accordance with MSB’s Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. No remuneration is paid for presenters or Exhibition presentations.

Authors of accepted abstracts are required to register for The Inspirational Montessori Weekend and pay the early registration fee for the event by March 10, 2023. Authors of accepted abstracts also agree to cover the cost of their own travel, accommodation, meals and any printing, postage or other costs associated with their presentation.

 Inquiries about the abstract submission process may be made via office@imontessori.bg.


  1. Non-Members, Early bird: 150 BGN

Register by 15 February 2023

2. Individual Members, Early bird: 100 BGN

Register by 15 February 2023

3. School Membership, Lead Person, Early bird: 100 BGN

Register by 15 February 2023

Add up to 5 staff as Guests at 70 BGN/participant.

4. Non-Members: 180 BGN

5. Individual Members: 130 BGN

6. School Membership, Lead Person: 130 BGN

Add up to 5 staff as Guests at 90 BGN/participant.


Montessori Society Bulgaria
+359 87 8832823
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Montessori Society Bulgaria
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Sofia, 1421 България
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