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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Chess in Schools Conference at Chess Olympiad in Istanbul

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Hi everyone,
The Istanbul Chess Olympiad is less than a week away. There will be several other events running parallel to the mega chess tournament. One of these is the Chess in Schools Conference, sponsored by the Rosneft Oil Company. Speakers from around the world will make their presentations at the first in a series of international chess in schools conferences. This first conference lays the emphasis on Chess in Schools from the viewpoint of FIDE's national federations, especially in the light of the CiS100 Projects in Slovakia and Slovenia, now being rolled out in Algeria, Moldova and Peru, with more to follow. Sporting and research aspects will also be covered. 

Speakers include Prof.Dr.Caner Açikada, Dean of the School of Sport Science and Technology, Hacettepe University, Ankara and Malola Prasath Thittanimuttam Sundaramadhavan, Director for Research, Development & Dissemination, the Foundation for Learning Research in Chess, India.

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