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TURIN – ITALY, 25th – 27th FEBRUARY 2009
CHESS: A GAME TO GROW UP WITH
A WORLD CONFERENCE ON CHESS IN SCHOOLS

The Role of Chess in the Development of Personality and Cognitive Capacities
Teaching Chess in schools: a comparison among different methods and Experiences
Working Language: English

DRAFT PROGRAMME
(Please download Draft Programme in PDF format)

25th February 2009

9.30/10.00 Welcome Address
- by Avv. Mariastella Gelmini, Italian Minister of Education, t.b.c. (or by a representative of Italian Ministry of Education)
- by Prof. Mercedes Bresso, President of Piedmont Region, t.b.c. (or by a representative of Piedmont Region)
- by Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of World Chess Federation (FIDE), President and Head of Republic of Kalmykia
- by Mr. Gianpietro Pagnoncelli, President of Italian Chess Federation (FSI)
- by Mr. Flavio Brugnoli, Coordinator of the institutional activities of the Compagnia di San Paolo
- by Prof. Roberto Rivello, President of the Piedmont Committee of Italian Chess Federation
10.00/10.20 Introductive Remarks
- by Mr. Francesco De Sanctis, Direttore generale dell’Ufficio scolastico regionale del Piemonte (Piedmont Scholastic Office)
- by Ms. Giovanna Pentenero, Assessore all’Istruzione e alla Formazione professionale, Piedmont Region
- by Mr. Luigi Saragnese, Assessore alle risorse educative, City of Turin
- by Gianfranco Porqueddu, President of the Piedmont Committee of the CONI, tbc
- by Mr. Gianfrancesco Lupatelli, President of the MSP – Italia
Plenary Session 1 – The role of chess in the development of personality

Time: 10.20 – 11.00, 11.20 – 13.00 (11.00/11.20: Coffee Break)

Chair: prof. Roberto Rivello (University of Turin, President of the FSI Piedmont Committee, Chairman of the FIDE Ethics Commission)

Keynote Speakers
- Dr. Sulaiman Abul Kareem Mohammad Al-Fahim (President of the United Arab Emirates Chess Federation, CEO of Hydra Properties, component of The Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment that bought Manchester City Football Club on 2008, IIMSAM Goodwill Ambassador), The Development of Chess in Schools in Arabian Countries. The Role of Learning Chess for the Education of Arabian Girls

- IGM Maurice Ashley (1st African-American International Grandmaster, he was the coach of the “Raging Rooks” and of the “Dark Knights” of Harlem, winners of many U.S.A. National Junior High School Championships), Chess for Success - Using an Old Game to Build New Strengths in Children and Teens
Plenary Session 2 – Teaching Chess in Schools: a Comparison among different Methods and Experiences – I

Time: 14.30 – 16.00, 16.30 – 19.00 (16.00 - 16.20: Coffee Break)

Chair: Damir Levacic (International Master, Member of the ECU Board, President of the Mediterranean Chess Association)

Keynote Speakers:
- Umberto Magnoni (I.T.E.R. Director – City of Turin), Chess in Schools, the Turin Experience
- Marcello Perrone (Italian Chess Federation), Chess in Schools, the Italian Experience
- Ali Nihat Yazici (President of Turkish Chess Federation, FIDE Vice-President), Chess in Schools, the Turkish Experience
- Léo Battesti (President of the “Ligue Corse”, Corsican Chess Federation), Chess in Schools, the Corsican Experience
- Damir Levacic (French Chess Federation) and Jérôme Mauffras (Académie de Créteil - France), Chess in Schools, the French Experience
- Alessandro Dominici (Italian Chess Federation), Chess in Schools, the Piedmont Experience
- Paola Russo (FSI Instructor), Chess for very young Students: a Psicomotricity Experience
26th February 2009

Plenary Session 3 – The role of chess in the development of cognitive capacities

Time: 9.30 – 11.00, 11.20 – 13.00 (11.00/11.20: Coffee Break)

Chair: prof. Uvencio BLANCO H. (Chairman of the FIDE Committee on Chess in Schools)

Keynote Speakers
- prof. Fernand Gobet (Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Expertise at Brunel University, West London)
- prof. Roberto Trinchero (Professor of Experimental Pedagogy at the Faculty of Forming Sciences of the University of Turin)
- prof. Domenico Parisi (Chairman of the Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences, works at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the CNR - Rome)
- prof. Philippe Chassy (Researcher on Psychology – University of Toulouse)
- dott. comm. Piero Angela (Scientific Journalist – RAI) (video contribution from Rome)
Plenary Session 4 – Teaching Chess in Schools: a Comparison among different Methods and Experiences – I

Time: 14.30 – 16.30

Chair: Damir Levacic

Keynote Speakers
- Boris Shedulin (Russian Chess Federation), Chess in Schools, the Siberian Experience of distance learning
- Rikard Medancic (Croatian Chess Federation), Chess in Schools, the Croatian Experience
- Daniel Yarur (President of the Chilean Chess Federation), Chess in Schools, the Chilean Experience
- Walter Radler (President of the German Chess in Schools Foundation) and Patrick Wiebe (German Chess Federation), Chess in Schools, the German Experience
16.30 – 16.45 Coffee Break

Parallel Sessions A - B – Teaching Chess in Schools: a Comparison among different Methods and Experiences – III

Time: 16.45 – 19.00
A. Italian Experiences (Chair: Maurizio Perrone)
B. International Experiences (Chair: Uvencio Blanco)
Keynote Speakers
- Sebastiano Paulesu (FSI Instructor), The Ideographic Method
- Carlo Alberto Cavazzoni (FSI Instructor), The Castle of Chess
- Alexander Wild (FSI Instructor), Basic Chess Teaching
27th February 2009

Conclusive Plenary Session

Time: 9.30 – 11.00, 11.20 – 13.00 (11.00/11.20: Coffee Break)

Keynote Speakers
- Valery Bovaev (Vice President of the Russian Chess Federation, President of the Kalmyk Chess Federation, Vice Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Kalmykia), Chess in Schools in Kalmykia
- Tian Hongwei (Chinese Chess Federation), Chess in Schools, the Chinese Experience
- Prof. Filippo Spagnolo (University of Palermo) – Giuliano d’Eredità (University of Palermo), Chess and Mathematics Education
- Michel Noir (former Minister of the French Government, organiser of the 1990 World Chess Championship in Lyon, expert and author of publications on Brain Training), Chess and Brain Training

Conclusive Remarks: Uvencio Blanco, Marcello Perrone,Roberto Rivello


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