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London Chess Conference 2017

The fifth edition of the London Chess Conference will be held on 2-3rd December at the London Hilton Kensington Olympia.

It coincides with the London Chess Classic tournament when the world’s top players descend on London to battle for supremacy.

The theme of the conference this year is Scholastic Chess i.e. using chess for educational purposes.

London Chess Conference 2017

Keynote presentations on the themes of:
– What is Scholastic Chess.
– Chess and Intelligence
– A Centre for Chess Education Research

Workshops planning on:
– Chess and Primary School Mathematics,
– Evaluating Chess Education Projects,
– Settings Standards in Chess Education and
– Quality and Certification of Teacher Training.

Confirmed experts in various aspects of chess education include William Bart (University of Minnesota), Agnieszka Bron (Stockholm University), Fernand Gobet (University Liverpool), Jesper Hall (ECU Education Commission), Jakob Rathlev (Dansk Skoleskak) and Jorge Nuno Silva (University of Lisbon).

The London Chess Conference remains the world’s foremost meeting point for co-operation, the exchange of ideas and networking with like-minded people. Ancilliary events include the first meeting of the Academic Advisory Board of the ECU some of who will share their research wisdom. Also taking place will be the kick-off meeting of the CHAMPS Erasmus Plus project.

The CHAMPS (Chess and Mathematics in Primary Schools) Project is a new educational research and development project funded by Erasmus Plus led by a strategic partnership between educationists from the UK, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia and Hungary. The results of the project will be presented at the 2018 Conference.

The event is sponsored by Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) and the European Chess Union (ECU). Erasmus Plus contributed towards CHAMPS project members attending the conference.

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