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Congress History

The legacy of the Congress started in 1986 with AT teacher Michael D. Frederick. He set up the first congress in response to the need for exchange of work and ideas between different strands of teaching.


Group photo at first International AT Congress 1986

Since F. M. Alexander’s death it was inevitable that different teachers would evolve in different directions, whilst the principles of the Technique have remained the same.

Due to the openness and independence of the International Congresses, they have succeeded admirably in bringing together all different traditions and styles of practising and teaching the Technique.

Group photo at first International AT Congress 1986:
Back Row: Michael Frederick, Dr. Wilfred Barlow, Walter Carrington, Patrick Macdonald, Lena Frederick
Front Row: Dilys Carrington, Marjory Barlow, Marjorie Barstow, Shoshana Kamainitz

Timeline of previous Congresses

2018 – 1986

Vista of Loyola Campus in front of Lake Michigan

Advancing Global Perspectives: Making New Connections with Science, Performance and Education

650 participants
Directors: Carol P. Prentice, Jamie McDowell

2018 | Chicago, USA
King John's Castle on King's Island in Limerick next to the River Shannon

Empowering Humanity Inspiring Science

710 participants
Directors: Richard Brennan, Niall Kelly, Glenna Batson

2015 | Limerick, Ireland
View of Lugano city and the mountains from lake Lugano

Learning From Each Other

350 participants
Directors : Robert Britton, Jamie McDowell, Irmel Weber

2011 | Lugano, Switzerland
Vista of lake Lugano, Lugano city and surrounding mountains

From Generation To Generation

600 participants
Directors: Michael D. Frederick, Rosa Luisa Rossi, Judy Stern

2008 | Lugano, Switzerland
View of one of the Oxford uNiversity building towers from below

Exploring the Principles

710 participants
Directors: Jean M.O. Fischer, Peter Ribeaux, Lucia Walker


2004 | Oxford, England
Freiburg from above with a view of St. Martin tower

An Ongoing Discovery: Looking Towards the 21st Century

550 participants
Directors: Karoline Erdmann, Daniel Susstrunk, Michael Fortwangler, Doris Dietschy

1999 | Freiburg, Germany
Rooftops of Old City of  Jerusalem

Back to Basics

200 participants
Directors: Shmuel Nelken, Ora Nelken, Rika Cohen

1996 | Jerusalem, Israel
View of Sydney harbour with ferries, Sydney CBD and Opera house

125 Years On: The Meaning of Change

250 participants
Directors: David Garlick

1994 | Sydney, Australia
Street view of Hotel Engelberg with snowy mountain peaks in the background

The Development of a Profession

560 participants
Directors: Michael Frederick

1991 | Engelberg, Switzerland
View of the Brighton Pier and the sea from the beach

Research, Training and Stagecraft

500 participants
Directors: Michael Frederick

1988 | Brighton, England
Stony Brook State University of New York campus entrance with flower beds

The Alexander Technique, a Worldwide Perspective

250 participants
Directors: Michael Frederick

1986 | Stony Brook, New York, USA

Media & Articles

Short Video from the first Alexander Technique Congress in 1986, held in Stony Brook, New York