ACGM 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018 - Saturday, July 28, 2018
Loyola University of Chicago
Lake Shore Campus 1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660-1537

The 2018 ACGM immediately precedes the AT International Congress at Loyola University's Lake Shore Campus.


2018 Annual Conference and General MeetingLoyola Campus

“Inspired Direction”

July 26–29

Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois


Aim: To create an ACGM that makes palpable the sense of being part of a strong, varied, and talented community and supports teachers to bring their work into the world, confidently spreading the knowledge of the effectiveness of the Alexander Technique.


Come join us in Chicago for the 2018 ACGM! We have created a short and special conference at the Loyola University Lakeshore Campus, beginning Thursday evening, July 26, with an off-site social event at Uncommon Ground and ending Saturday night in front of the lake with dinner and dancing to the tunes of jazz vocalist Abigail Riccards.

In between, enjoy workshops, early morning classes on the beach, — see friends and colleagues, attend committee meetings, the AmSAT Business Meeting, and take time to explore Chicago and its beautiful lakefront all before you sail into the 11th International Alexander Technique Congress!

Registration for this unique ACGM experience is only $225 for teaching members and $175 for trainees, which includes breakfast and lunch both days. Registration will be open very soon, so stay tuned! Lodging reservations may be made HERE.

Here is just a taste of what’s to come:

Friday July 27th


  • Hatha Yoga, Taiji and Slackline classes on the beach
  • Five 90-minute workshops with esteemed teacher’s are available; choose two


  • Join the whole community for an inspiring group activity – details to follow!


  • On your own – we’ll be posting lots of wonderful suggestion on the ACGM page. Getting places is quick and easy on the nearby CTA Red Line  or via Uber  or Lyft.

Saturday July 28


  • Hatha Yoga, Taiji, and Slackline classes on the beach
  • AmSAT Business Meeting


  • F.M. Alexander Memorial Lecture 
  • Community workshop with Judi Vinar: “Circlesongs”


Dinner, auction, and the fantastic entertainment you will only find in the Windy City.


Many thanks to the dedicated committee members—Jeremy Cohn, Kateri Gormley, Rachel Hillmer, Alexandra Kassouf, Laura Mathews, and Clay Schaub.


See you in Chicago!

Daria T. Okugawa

ACGM Program Coordinator



Dorm rooms are available at the Loyola University Lake Shore Campus, and reservations are now being accepted. It's not too early to book your rooms - particularly if you also plan to attend the AT Congress!

Here is the site:

Important information to know when you make your reservation:

  • Available dates are 7/26 arrival to 7/29 departure; select Lakeshore as the location; use amsat2018 as the Promotion/Conference code.
  • You will have to book your ACGM room separately because the conference event code is different from the Congress, but you can request to be in the same room for both events in the “Booking Notes” on the last screen where you pay for your reservation.
  • Single and double occupancy rooms are available. If you are booking a double occupancy room, it will be important to have your roommate's information upon completions of this registration. You will only be able to use one credit card as they are not set up to split the payment onto two different credit cards.

If you have problems completing your reservation, call the AmSAT office at 937.586.3732, or call Loyola at 773.08.8090.

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