London Chess Conference, Day 1, 30 November 2019

London Chess Conference 2023

The 9th edition of the London Chess Conference will take place from 17-19 March 2023. The theme of the 2023 London Chess Conference is Chess and STEM – exploring the ways in which chess relates to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The conference covers the education needed to lay the intellectual foundations for life and work in the 21st Century. The public associate chess with higher-order thinking but do not always see the relevance to education. The conference seeks to set out the unique contributions that chess can make to developing children’s thinking skills. According to the UK Commission for Employment & Skills, 43% of science, technology, engineering and mathematics vacancies are hard to fill due to a shortage of applicants with the required skills and experience.

This skills gap must be addressed within the education system starting in schools. Chess brings many of the analytical skills required for STEM and can be part of any educational plan to make STEM subjects more attractive.

Attendees can expect to learn about the latest developments in the teaching of chess and games at school to support educational objectives. Experts from around the world will share best practice on the didactics and pedagogy of games. These valuable insights can be explored further during in-depth seminars and discussions. Some of the leading software and technology projects will be demonstrated. The networking opportunities will allow attendees to meet with new colleagues and develop collaborative projects. 

The Conference is organised by ChessPlus Limited working in partnership with the core sponsors the International Chess Federation (FIDE), the European Chess Union (ECU), and Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC).

The Conference can be followed live through the FIDE YouTube Channel.

The detailed programme of the event can be found on the Official website.
Registrations for the 2023 London Chess Conference: