London Chess Conference 2018: Programme

London Chess Conference: The Future of Chess in Education
10.00Registration Opens
11.00-13.00Opening Plenary Session: Education VisionsChair: John FoleyMain Hall
John ClaughtonDevelopment Officer, International Baccalaureate Schools and Colleges Association
Jesper HallChair, Education Commission, European Chess Union Sweden
Bachar KouatlyPresident, French Chess Federation & Deputy President, World Chess Federation (FIDE)
Malcolm PeinCEO, Chess in Schools and Communities, UK
Graeme GardinerResearcher, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Giulio FrassonHuman Abilities Advocate, Centro Studi Podresca, Italy
13.00-14.00Lunch Break
14.00-15.00World Café Debatessame time: CHAMPS same time: Software Demos
Debate 1: Should after-school chess be taught by volunteers or professionals?Boris Bruhn German School Chess FoundationMain Hall
Debate 2: What is the future of chess clubs?Vince Negri Beyond the Board & Paul Barasi Wimbledon Chess ClubMain Hall
Debate 3: How should we relate to parents and teachers? Graeme Gardiner University of Southern Queensland AustraliaMain Hall
Debate 4: Do schools teach the right subjects? Kerry Turner University of HullMain Hall
Debate 5: What can table top computers add to the chess classroom? Stefan Löffler & Alexis Harakis ChessPlusMain Hall
15.00-16.00 Parallel Workshops
WS1: Chess in CommunitiesSean Marsh CSC (chair)Main Hall
Jerome Maufras Académie de Créteil
WS2: Chess in Education: Strategy IKerry Turner University of Hull (chair)Main Hall
Boris Bruhn German School Chess Foundation
Roberto Schenker Chess4Kids, Switzerland
Alessandro Dominici Alfiere Bianco, Italy
16.30-18.00Parallel Workshops continued
WS3: Chess in PrisonsCarl-Fredrik Johansson Sweden (chair)O'Donovan Room
Carl Portman Caissa Chess Consulting
Erik Grindbakken Norwegian Chess Federation
Luis Blasco Club Villalba 64, Spain
WS4: Chess in Education Strategy II Jesper Hall ECU-EDU, Sweden (chair)Board Room
Bachar Kouatly French Chess Federation & FIDE
Jerry Nash Education Consultant, USA
14.00-16.00CHAMPS Project Multiplier EventChess and Mathematics in Primary SchoolsMezzanine
Project OverviewStefan Marsina Slovak Chess Federation
Chess-Maths ExercisesJohn Foley CSC project co-ordinator
Experiences in SchoolsViera Haraštová Skalica Primary School, Slovakia
Stanislav Vlček for Vladimir Strycko, Velka Ida Primary School, Slovakia
Mark Szavin Eszterházy University, Hungary
16.30-18.00Training and CertificationJohn Foley CSC project co-ordinator
Solving ProblemsRita Atkins project mathematician, CSC
Teaching MathematicsJorge Silva Ludus, Portugal
DiscussantsJérôme Maufras Académie de Créteil, France
Éva Gyarmathy Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Josep Serra University of Girona, Spain
Marta Amigó Vilalta Primary School Teacher, Spain
18.00Close of CHAMPS multiplier event
14.00-16.30Software DemonstrationsLearning ChessRoom 2
18.00Close Day 1
20.00Christmas Céilí NightMusic, song and danceTicket £8
09.30-11.00Parallel Workshops
WS5: Large-scale school chess eventsJesper Hall ECU-EDU Sweden (chair)Main Hall
Boris Bruhn German Schulschachstiftung
Sarah Longson UK Chess Challenge
Sophia Rohde Little House of Chess, USA
Alexander Kostyev Russian Chess Federation
WS6: Business Development for School Chess Projects and Professionals Neil Dietsch
Chess in Schools Alabama, USA
Board Room
10.00-11.00WS7: The Learning Spiral: a New Way to Teach and Study ChessKevin Cripe Chess for Children, PanamaMezzanine
10.00-11.00WS8: Teaching Coding and Computer Skills through Chess Boris Raguet French Chess FederationRoom 2
11.15-12.45Keynote Plenary SessionCarl-Fredrik Johansson (chair)Main Hall
What an Economist Can Learn from ChessDavid Smerdon University of Queensland, Australia
Chess and 21st Century Skills: a Personal and Political PerspectiveMark Price former Minister of Trade, UK
Chess and IntuitionFernand Gobet University of Liverpool, UK
12.45-13.45 Lunch Break
13.45-15.15Parallel Workshops
WS9: Early Years ChessRoberto Schenker Chess4Kids, Switzerland (chair)Main Hall
Philippe Vukojevic ChessConsult, Belgium
Alexander KostyevRussian Chess Federation
Carmelita di Mauro retired primary school teacher, Italy
WS10: Promoting social skills through chessPep Suarez Spanish Chess Federation (chair)Mezzanine
Erik Grindbakken Norwegian Chess Federation
Kevin Cripe Chess for Children, Panama
Giulio Frasson Vitae Onlus, Italy
WS11: Making Chess Research More Relevant David Smerdon University of Queensland, Australia (chair)Board Room
Graeme Gardiner University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Fernand Gobet University of Liverpool, UK
Éva Gyamarthy Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Seyhan Nişel Istanbul University, Turkey
15.15-16.00Closing Plenary: Summaries and ReflectionsChair: Stefan Löffler
Jérôme Maufras Académie de Créteil, France
Jerry Nash Education Consultant, USA
Sean Marsh
16.00Close of Conference