20th European Skeptics Congress 2024

May 30, 2024 – June 2, 2024, Lyon, France


Join us for an event with skeptics across Europe in Lyon, France, with exciting talks on science, skepticism and critical thinking with expert speakers in a historic city.
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Register here! (Note: Registrations are handled by Converia)

Dive into these topics:

  • Europe’s Energy Future
  • A “good digital society”. AI, data protection, and social media
  • The Psychology of Beliefs (or Irrational Beliefs)
  • Harm From Wellness Culture
  • The Skepticism of Leonardo da Vinci
  • UFOs and Crop circles 2023

Speakers include:

Massimo Polidoro Karolina Lisslö Gylfe
Chris French Edzard Ernst
Shukun Tokas Myrto Tripathi


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The City

The enchanting city of Lyon in France is a rich cultural experience. Nestled along the banks of the Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon seamlessly blends its historical heritage with a vibrant modern ambience. Renowned for its UNESCO-listed Old Town, Lyon boasts a tapestry of cobblestone streets, medieval architecture, and Renaissance mansions. Culture enthusiasts can revel in the city’s illustrious history, with landmarks such as the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and the imposing Roman Amphitheatre des Trois Gaules. Lyon’s culinary scene, marked by its famous bouchons and the esteemed Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse market, invites visitors to savour the gastronomic delights that have earned the city its status as the “Gastronomic Capital of France.” Furthermore, Lyon hosts many museums, including the Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Musée Gadagne, offering a deep dive into the city’s artistic and historical treasures. With its UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts designation, Lyon embraces innovation while preserving its cultural roots, making it an alluring destination for those seeking an immersive and diverse cultural experience.

Gala Dinner

Join us for a French-style gala dinner to meet skeptics from around Europe and chat with speakers. You will also enjoy a brief walk through more than 30 years of European Skeptics Congresses.

What Next?

Hotel recommendations can be found here! Conference fees will be around 150 € for the entire event and 50 € for the gala dinner. Registrations are expected to open mid-January.