We have been asked about the structure of our conference. We have parallel streams throughout both conference days on our title theme “Chess and Female Empowerment” as well as on Chess in Education with a bit of overlap. Here is our planned schedule:
|Saturday 30 November|
|11.00-12.45||Opening Plenary: Female Perspectives|
|12.45-14.00|| Lunch |
|14.00-16.00||World Café Debates|
|Round Table Inclusion and Equal Opportunity in Chess|
|18.30-20.30||Games on 8×8 Evening|
|Sunday 1 December|
|11.00-13.00|| Keynotes |
World Café Debates
|14.15-15.30|| Round Table The Woman Question in Chess|
This doesn´t mention the numerous side meetings that are informal or by invitation only nor the planned film screenings.
The world class action in the Grand Chess Tour final will start on the day after the conference on Monday, 2 December. If you participate yourself in the London Chess Classic, your playing schedule will allow you to attend a part of the conference on Saturday, 30 November, and most of it on Sunday, 1 December. Several bus lines run between the Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith and the Olympia Kensington. It is just under a mile or twenty minutes to walk. Considering that you won´t be able to attend the conference at full length, as a registered participant of the FIDE Open or Weekender you are eligible to attend the conference on both days with the purchase of one day ticket.
Please keep our call for contributors in mind contact us with your suggested presentation or debate topic.