European Skeptics Congress 2019


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Preprogram – Skeptics in the Pub in Brussels (Comité Para)

  • Het Goudblommeke in Papier/ La Fleur en Papier Doré 55 Cellebroersstraat/Rue des Alexiens 1000 Brussels (map)

Comité Para is the French language Belgian skeptical society. They are the oldest general purpose skeptical society in the world, founded in 1949. They’re also among the youngest, after a dynamic young team took over the leadership. They organize a "Skeptics in the Pub” event on Thursday afternoon, in the center of Brussels, as a starter to the “main course” of the congress in Ghent.

It will be held at a very special traditional pub, at walking distance from Brussels Central station. It is poetically named (translated) “The Gold Paper Flower


  • “Reason has left the building: How the emotional need for certainty and safety has handcuffed research and technology.”
    David Zaruk, aka. the Risk-Monger. EU risk and science communications specialist, professor at Odisee University College.

Free contribution

Later Event: August 29
Travel to Ghent by train