European Skeptics Congress 2019


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European skeptics – a 30 years retrospective

  • Academieraadzaal, Ghent University Voldersstraat 9 9000 Gent (map)

The first European Skeptics Congress was organized 30 years ago. Time to reflect on what we, organized skeptics, achieved in the past 30 years.

Chair: Tim Trachet, journalist, founding member and general secretary of SKEPP, vicepresident of ECSO.


  • “In memoriam prof. dr. Wim Betz”
    Wim Betz, the bane of European quack-apologists, passed away earlier this year. Friends and colleagues reminisce about his importance for skepticism.

  • "Science and decision: towards restoring scientific integrity in policy making"
    Michel Naud, board member and former president of AFIS

  • "Descent into one's own illusion: The case of Gauquelin”
    Jan Willem Nienhuys, secretary of the Dutch “Stichting Skepsis” and editor of their magazine “Skepter”

  • Informationsnetzwerk Homöopathie
    Norbert Aust, writer, speaker and publicist

Earlier Event: August 29
Fun welcome evening