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Calendar Pick: Chess and Community Conference

Local nonprofit organization Chess and Community is celebrating its 10th annual conference with the theme “Harnessing the Power of Tech: Reimagining What’s Possible.” This year’s focus on youth development in the form of using cutting edge technology to approach modern problems and pathways exemplifies the group’s overall mission and goals for the future. The conference is open to the public, and it’s an inclusive experience for families to explore how Chess and Community provides opportunities for leadership and participation in exciting activities. Attendees can watch and participate in chess, robotics, coding, VR and more. It’s also a time to celebrate local students’ achievements, including recognizing the winners of the Think Before You Move scholarship. This year’s keynote speaker is Mohammed Massaquoi, founder of VESSOL, former UGA Bulldog and NFL Browns wide receiver.

WHO: 10th Annual Chess and Community Conference
WHERE: The Classic Center
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 18, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.