The 5th edition of London Chess Conference which will take place at the London Hilton Kensington Olympia starts tomorrow.


The conference is simultaneously held with the London Chess Classic tournament and a theme of the conference this year will be Scholastic Chess, using chess for educational purposes. The London Chess Conference will comprise two days of interactive presentations, workshops and debates. The full programme of the 5th London Chess Conference can be found here.

The Conference reached the maximum number of registrants, 72 people from 24 countries will participate the London Chess Conference for 2017, which proves that this is a highly professional and international event. 85% of participants have experience of teaching chess in schools, 30% are women, 30% are British, among the participants are: 12 chess tutors, 8 professors, 8 international masters, 8 teachers, 6 Doctors, 5 from each of Slovakia, Spain and USA, 2 grandmasters.

London Chess Conference: The Didactics of Chess: Day One

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.

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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.

The event is organized by: Chess in Schools and Communities, European Chess Union, Erasmus Plus CHAMPS project.