London Chess Conference 2017: Scholastic Chess

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Hilton London Olympia

380 Kensington High Street

London

W14 8NL

United Kingdom

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This is the fifth edition of the two day London Chess Conference. This popular event is held at the Hilton London Olympia. It coincides with the first weekend of 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.

PROGRAMME

SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER

13.00-15.00 Opening Session (Chair: John Foley)

William Bart / University of Minnesota (USA)
Keynote: Making School Chess Research Relevant

Mads Jacobsen / Dansk Skoleskak (DEN) and Stefan Löffler / ChessPlus (GER)
Keynote: What is Scholastic Chess?

Jesper Hall / Chair, European Chess Union Education Commission (SWE)
A European Strategy for Scholastic Chess

Jakob Rathlev / Dansk Skoleskak (DEN)
What Everyone in Scholastic Chess Should Know about Evaluation

Ebenezer Joseph / Department of Science and Technology Project Chennai (INDIA)
Thinking Outside the Box - Enhancing Creativity with Chess Instruction

15.00 - 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30-16.30 World Café Debates - topics to be announced soon.
Hosted by
Sabine Vollstädt-Klein / International Society for Applied Chess (GER)
Karel van Delft / Chess Coach and Writer (NED)
Tal Granite / Chess Institute of Canada (CAN)
Stefan Löffler / ChessPlus (GER)

16.30-18.00 Parallel Workshops Session

Evaluating School Chess Projects
Jakob Rathlev / Dansk Skoleskak (DEN)
Brian Kisida / University of Missouri (USA)
Alessandro Dominici / Alfiere Bianco (ITA)

Chess and Primary School Mathematics
Jorge Nuno Silva / University of Lisbon (POR)
Rita Atkins / ChessPlus (Hungary/UK)

Chess and Physical Education
Antonio Pedro Caramez / Porto Chess School (POR)
Roberto Schenker / Chess 4 Kids (SUI)

Communicating School Chess
Michal Kanarkiewicz / Chess Coach (POL)
Luis Blasco / Madrid Chess Academy (ESP)

SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER

9.00-10.20 Parallel Workshops Session

Research Co-operation
William Bart / University of Minnesota (USA)
Fernand Gobet / Liverpool University (SUI/UK)
Carme Saurina Canals / University of Girona (ESP)
Reinaldo Golmia Dante / University of Cambridge (Brazil/UK)
Sabine Vollstädt-Klein / International Society for Applied Chess (GER)

Quality in Teacher Training
Jesper Hall / European Chess Union Education Commission (SWE)
John Foley / ChessPlus (UK)
Pep Suarez / Spanish Chess Federation (ESP)
Leontxo Garcia / Kasparov Chess Foundation for Iberoamerica (MEX)

New Methods and Games
Jérome Maufras / Académie de Créteil (FRA)
Olga Dolzhykova / MagnusChess (NOR)
Sebastiano Paulesu / Chess Teacher (ITA)
Philippe Vukojevic / Chess Teacher (BEL)

10.30-12.45 Chess in the Curriculum (chair: Rita Atkins)

František Jablonický / Slovak Chess Federation (SVK) and Stefan Löffler / ChessPlus (GER)
The CHAMPS Erasmus + Project

Leontxo García / Chess Author (ESP)
Chess Across Subjects

Tal Granite / Chess Institute of Canada (CAN)
Chess in the Hidden Curriculum

Sunil Weeramantry / Chess Coach and Teacher (USA)
A Blended Learning Chess Course

Brian Kisida / University of Missouri (USA) & Maurice Ashley / St Louis Chess Club & Scholastic Center (USA)
School Chess, Research and Curriculum Development at St Louis

12.45-14.00 Lunch break

14.00-16.00 Concluding session (chair: Stefan Löffler)

Fernand Gobet / Liverpool University (UK)
Keynote: Chess and Intelligence - Lessons for Scholastic Chess

Round Table: What Have We Learned?
Jesper Hall / Chair, European Chess Union Education Commission (SWE)
Anastasia Sorokina / President, Belarus Chess Federation (BLR)
Jérome Maufras / Académie de Créteil (FRA)

16.00 Conference Close

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.

Registration is available only through EventBrite.The conference fee has been significantly reduced to £65 for both days, which includes refreshments and access to the London Chess Classic. Unlike in past conferences, there will be no waivers with the exception of CSC tutors.

Please book your travel soon.

Sponsors

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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Hilton London Olympia

380 Kensington High Street

London

W14 8NL

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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