London Chess Conference 2018

The 2018 London Chess Conference (8/9 December) was the best yet according to those who attended previously. We had over 100 chess and education experts from 25 countries interacting intensively for a weekend. There were 50 contributors as speakers, debate hosts, workshop facilitators or demonstrators. The theme of the Conference was The Future of Chess in Education.

Batumi Conference: New Governance Standards in Sport

Effective measures to prevent corruption and abuses of power have become a pre-requisite to receive corporate sponsorship and public subsidies. Internationally renowned experts will present and discuss the latest developments in sports governance standards. It will be an opportunity for chess leaders from around the world to exchange ideas and opinions.

ECU Chess Teacher Training Course – London

ChessPlus held a training course in London for people who teach chess in schools on the middle weekend of October 2017. This was the first time this new course on chess didactics was run in the UK. The course was developed by the Education Commission of the European Chess Union …

Mindsets – Barry Hymer

“What we make of the future is defined not only by our past but by how well we understand and make use of that past. Our pasts create a map not only of where we come from, but of where we are going. But the most wondrous thing about this map is that it is not engraved in stone. With insight and effort we can shape it to our will.”

(Kasparov, How Life Imitates Chess)

Brief Overview of the Seminar by Daniela Trinks

About 40 teachers from 15 countries gathered for the ‘Seminar on Didactics of Strategic Games’ at Cambridge University, sharing their expertise on teaching Go, chess and other games at schools. A variety of relevant topics were covered such as learning psychology, teaching methods & materials, business models of educational programs, …