International Conference Chess in Schools in Yerevan
Conference official website www.iccs.chessacademy.am


From 16 to 18 October, 2014, an International Conference “Chess in Schools” was held in Yerevan, Armenia, organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia, the World Chess Federation (FIDE), as well as the Armenian Chess Federation and the Chess Academy of Armenia, in cooperation with the Armenian State Pedagogical University named after Khachatur Abovyan.

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and President of the Republic of Armenia, President of the Armenian Chess federation, Serzh Sargsyan welcomed the participants of the conference.

Academic Board of the conference:

– GM Smbat Lputian, Vice-President of the Armenian Chess Federation, Founder and President of the Chess Academy of Armenia
– Ruben Aghuzumtsyan, PhD in Psychology, Professor, Head of Chair of Psychology of Management, Public Administration Academy of RA
– Vladimir Karapetyan, Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor of Armenian State Pedagogical University after Khachatur Abovyan
– Heghine Khachatryan, Docent of Armenian State Pedagogical University after Khachatur Abovyan
– Hasmik Khalapyan, Doctor of Philosophy in History, Academic Director of Armenian Virtual College
– Samvel Misakyan, Methodologist, Mathematician, Armenian State Pedagogical University after Khachatur Abovyan
– Kristine Tanajyan, Sociologist, Armenian State Pedagogical University after Khachatur Abovyan

Chess has become a mandatory subject in the primary schools of Armenia since 2011

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