On 25thof April 2018 in G2A Arena, Centrum Wystawienniczo-Kongresowym Województwa Podkarpackiego the Ist International Educational Congress: IT and Chess took place. MATE experts: Jan Przewoźnik and Robert Porzak  presented project MATE - it’s aims and achievements during this event. The lectures and presentations were accompanied by a chess tournament, on behalf of over 600 school attendees. Among the invited guests and listeners of the congress presentations were: directors of education departments with the Ministry of Education, curator and director of the Teachers' Training Center from the Podkarpackie Voivodeship, school heads and chess teachers in schools, as well as Krzysztof Góra, vice-president of PZSzach implementing the project Education through Chess at Schools.