About ESC 17

The Polish Skeptics’ Club in cooperation with the Czech Skeptics’ Club Sisyfos is holding the 17th biannual European Skeptics Congress 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland, September 22nd – 24th, under the auspices of ECSO European Council for Skeptical Organisations.

In 2017, as we acknowledge the 120th anniversary of André-Jacques Garnerin first parachute jump, it is the time for the skeptic community to take a leap of faith out of the comfort of academic discussion into interaction with the public.

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Is the world around us really as we perceive it to be?
What happens when our senses present us with conflicting stimuli?
How do our brains interpret these signals?
This travelling exhibition sets traps for your mind
and lets you catch it out as it plays clever tricks on you.

Congress Speakers

  • Scott Lilienfeld
    Scott Lilienfeld

    Professor of Psychology / Profesor psychologii (USA)

  • Konrad Szołajski
    Konrad Szołajski

    Film Director / Reżyser

  • Susan Blackmore
    Susan Blackmore

    Psychologist (Wielka Brytania)

  • Marcin Rotkiewicz
    Marcin Rotkiewicz

    Journalist / Dziennikarz (Poland)

  • Mark Lynas
    Mark Lynas

    Journalist and Enviromental Activist / Dziennikarz, ekolog (UK)

  • Zdenek Opatrny
    Zdenek Opatrny

    Biology Professor and Science Populizer / Profesor biologii i popularyzator nauki (Czech Republic)

  • Jakub Kroulik
    Jakub Kroulik

    Mentalist, Paranormal Investigator / Mentalista, badacz zjawisk paranormlanych (Czechy)

  • Massimo Polidoro
    Massimo Polidoro

    Psychologist, Writer / Psycholog, pisarz (Włochy)

  • James
    James "The Amazing" Randi

    Celebrity Skeptic, Magician / Sceptyk, magik (Kanada)

  • Susan Gerbic
    Susan Gerbic
    Wikipediatrician, Photographer

17th European Skeptics Congress

Congress will also include discussion panels on sensitive topics

Newly, the minds of the alternative scene will be invited to participate, making the ESC 2017 into a platform of much-needed communication and opening the door for further discussion
That is why, apart from the traditional lectures and talks, this Congress will include discussion panels on the following topics:

  • Science, Pseudoscience & Media.
  • Skeptical Psychology
  • Science & Religion
  • GMOs
  • Paranormal Investigation
  • Science & Exorcisms


  • Polish Skeptics club
  • wroclaw
  • Centrum Nauki Kopernik
  • Polish Skeptics club
  • Polish Skeptics club
  • Polish Skeptics club
  • Polish Skeptics club
  • Polish Skeptics club
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  • WCDN