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FIDE Congress 17. - 25. November 2008

The annual FIDE Congress will this year, on the occasion of the 38th Chess Olympiad Dresden 2008, be held at the Olympiad playing venue

International Congress Center (ICD)
Ostra-Ufer 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany.

From 16 to 26 November 2008 more than 200 delegates and representatives of the FIDE member federations are expected to attend the meetings of the General Assembly and the Commissions and Committees.

Congress Timetable



16 November 2008Arrival
17 November 2008FIDE Committees & Commissions
18 November 2008FIDE Committees & Commissions
19 November 2008FIDE Committees & Commissions
20 November 2008Executive Board Meeting
21 November 2008Executive Board Meeting
22 November 2008Continental Meetings
23 November 2008FIDE General Assembly
24 November 2008FIDE General Assembly
25 November 2008FIDE General Assembly
26 November 2008Departure

The complete schedule of the Congress can be downloaded here.


English will be the official language of the Congress. At the General Assembly translations from and into Russian and Spanish are available.


Participants of the Congress will be registered by their federations using the online database at All delegates are asked to register before 12 September 2008.


The official Congress hotel will be the Westin Bellevue Dresden, situated on the Neustadt side of the Elbe, within walking distance to the Altstadt city center.