Saint Louis Chess Conference, an Innovative Educational Chess Event, to be Held in America's Chess Capital
The Saint Louis Chess Club, US Chess and Kasparov Chess Foundation today announced an innovative educational chess event - the Saint Louis Chess Conference, which will bring together the leading voices in chess with chess educators, researchers and enthusiasts to learn best practices, to explore the latest research, and to celebrate the game of chess.
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The Saint Louis Chess Conference will bring together the leading voices in chess with chess educators, researchers and enthusiasts to learn best practices, explore the latest research and celebrate the game of chess. (Photo: Business Wire)
The Saint Louis Chess Conference will be held October 24-26, 2024 at the Chase Park Plaza in Saint Louis, Mo., and will feature leading keynote speakers including:
In addition to Keynote sessions, the conference schedule will include both plenary and concurrent sessions focused on chess research and education. A full schedule will be released in the summer, but illustrative sessions are:
In addition to hearing these world-renowned keynote speakers, attendees will learn from and contribute to presentations about chess instructional models, best practices, and resources, as well as hear about recent and current research projects exploring the impact of chess in schools and other topics.
"In collaboration with US Chess and Kasparov Chess Foundation, we are proud to bring together chess thought leaders for dynamic discussions and learning opportunities centered around education, research and the broader impact our beloved sport has on individuals and communities," said Professor Michael Podgursky, Saint Louis Chess Club Board Member and Conference Chair.
While in Saint Louis, attendees will have the opportunity to visit the world renowned Saint Louis Chess Campus, including the Saint Louis Chess Club and World Chess Hall of Fame. Further, attendees can make plans to attend the closing ceremony of the 2024 U.S. Championships to recognize the 2024 Champions, as well as the opening ceremony for Chess 9LX.
Attendees can also visit the US Chess Federation headquarters located at the Union Station office plaza, right next to the St. Louis Aquarium and the St. Louis Wheel.
Call for Speaker Submissions
To learn more about the event, including speaker submissions and event registration, please visit https://stlchessconference.org.
About the Saint Louis Chess Club
Recognizing the cognitive and behavioral benefits of chess, the Saint Louis Chess Club is committed to supporting those chess programs that already exist in area schools while encouraging the development of new in-school and after-school programs. For more information, visit www.saintlouischessclub.org.
About US Chess
US Chess represents the United States in the World Chess Federation (FIDE), connecting our members to chess players around the world. Founded in 1939 with the merger of the American Chess Federation and the National Chess Federation, US Chess has grown to serve over 100,000 members and 1,000 affiliated chess clubs and organizations today.
Every year, US Chess sanctions and rates over 10,000 tournaments and over half a million games. We host over 25 National Championships and award titles to both amateurs and professionals, ranging from elementary school students to senior citizens.
About Kasparov Chess Foundation (FCF)