American Go E-Journal

Cuba to Host International Conference of Mind Sports in May 2017

Tuesday December 6, 2016

With Cuba in world headlines in the wake of the death of Fidel Castro comes the news that the island nation will host a 2016.11.30_cuba-conferenceInternational Conference of Mind Sports in May 2017. The event runs May 3-6 and is hosted by the University of Camagüey and the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation. There will be a go competition in addition to the presentation of scientific papers. Those interested in attending may contact the program organizing committee President, Dr. C. Lázaro A. Bueno Pérez, at The University has asked Michelle Cohen’s travel agency to facilitate travel for the conference; details on her website here  and a brochure on the conference is here.”

“This will be a great opportunity to play go at an international event and to see something of Cuba,” says Bob Gilman, AGA Executive VP who traveled to Cuba in 2013 and 2015. ” I enjoyed seeing Camaguey on my 2015 trip. Regulations on travel to Cuba by US citizens have liberalized but are still complex. I would recommend checking the status of these regulations sometime next year after it has become clear what the next administration will be doing as regards Cuba travel.”

Categories: Latin America