LONDON CHESS CONFERENCE 2019
The theme of the 7th Annual London Chess and Education Conference on 30 Nov – 1 Dec is “Chess and Female Empowerment”. The conference examines the involvement of women and girls in chess and presents insights into how to improve the gender balance. The conference will be of interest to women chess players, organisers and educators. Primary and secondary school teachers will learn how to make chess a more engaging activity through its social and collaborative modes. The conference will also provide ideas and initiatives for those striving to improve the engagement of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Conference will present new findings from two major surveys on women and girls in chess. A large study conducted by the European Chess Union presents statistics on women and girls in national federations throughout Europe. A study conducted through the US Chess Federation will provide qualitative insights into chess and gender issues. An analysis of online play in the Netherlands will provide details of how boys and girls compare.