Chess for Freedom Conference feat. Carl Portman

The first in-person Chess for Freedom Conference will take place from 17-20 May 2023 in Chicago USA. The event will feature many experts from the worldwide chess community and will be broadcast live on FIDE’s Youtube channel. Additionally, its participants have the possibility to join the Zoom call and ask questions to the speakers. In order to join via Zoom, you would need to register via the following link.

The conference will cover the work being done around the world to support chess in prisons with an online opening presentation at 16:15 on Friday 19th May by the ECF’s Manager for Chess in Prisons and author of Chess Behind Bars, Carl Portman. You can watch the conference proceedings and Carl’s presentation ‘from Genesis to Revelation’ on FIDE’s youtube channel here –