Katarzyna Kuczyńska, PhD

During the workshops we are going to think together about conditions of cognition. Do they have universal nature or are they changeable depending on what we cognize? What processes occur between subject and object of cognition? And are subject and object distinct for sure? And what about the language by which we get to know and describe the effects of cognition – how it eases us cognition and how it makes it harder? We are going to try to subsume effects of our study as a metaphor of dance – if we play with them, we will remember them better.

We encourage students of lower secondary school to take part in a collaborative research, parental support will also be welcome.

Business management, like any other social practice, is full of both: rational as ill-considered actions. Those last are often the result of accepting on faith unproven, popular solutions. In the area of business management, there are many myths that persist for years. Fortunately, empirical studies allow unmask false beliefs or practices. During the presentation we will tell you about a few such myths. We'll show you how they appeared in the practice of management and how they have been laid bare by empirical studies or systematic observation of the business. We will discuss about popular in many organizations diagnosing personality workers using special tools that describe the types of people. We will describe an unconfirmed concept of stages of group development. We will present research that undermines the legitimacy of these two propositions, which are heavily promoted in business organizations. We will consider some of the concepts of leadership and management fashion, pointing to their limitations and negligible usefulness in the rapidly changing business environment. In particular, we will discuss ''guru'' in the business world. And all within evidence-based management.


Mirosław Tarasiewicz Economist (Ph.D.,MBA) with 25 years managerial experience in the new technology sector. Trainer and coach, member of the Polish Business Trainers Association. Author of scientific and popular publications in the area of business management. Co-author of „ABC of Managerial Myths” book.










Sławomir Jarmuż Psychologist (Phd), trainer, coach, co-owner of Moderator. The author of over 30 scientific papers on Psychology and over 100 popular papers on Psychology and Business, co-author of books: „Handbook of Trainers”, „Psychology for Trainers”, „ABC of Managerial Myths” (in preparation). Over 900 workshops done. Charter member of GLOBE (The Global Leadership And Organizational Behavior Effectiveness Research Program).

Workshops for children of I and VI grades of primary school

Mission to Mars moves all the participants to the new enterprise, whose aim is to build a Mars rovers and carrying out a secret mission on the Red Planet!

In addition to the ability to design and programming you need to be vigilant, because, as in the real world should expect the unexpected twists and turns!

The success of the mission it is not only the satisfaction of the contribution to the intergalactic development of the enterprise, but is also the guarantor of fun and excitement!

ZatonskiVaccination as one of the milestone achievements of our civilisation
Vaccination - discovery, health impact and researching of modern vaccines; addressing common myths, and explaining vaccine hesitancy. The talk will cover brief history of vaccination, impact on public health today, the problem of vaccine hesitancy and a fascinating story on how vaccines led to capturing of world’s most wanted terrorist.

Dr. Maciej Zatonski, BSc, MBBS, MFPM, PhD is a surgeon and researcher, known for debunking unvalidated health interventions in clinical medicine. He is actively involved in empowering patients to make evidence-based health decision and to trust proven therapies, rather than becoming victims of unsupported claims made by various charlatans. He is a founder of the Polish Skeptics Club and a precursor of public understanding of science in Poland. Zatonski is also known for promoting evolution and evolutionary sciences. He is an author of over 30 scientific papers, and over 40 popular science articles. Voluntary declaration of conflict of interest: Dr. Maciej Zatonski is a salaried employee of a global pharmaceutical company involved in researching, manufacturing and commercialisation of vaccines; he also receives consultancy fees from R&D and academic institutions researching vaccines; he holds shares and other financial options in numerous pharmaceutical and R&D companies.

For Adult

Children can easily express their emotion by transferring them to paper. But is it a good diagnostic tool? What does it mean when the child drawa itself as the small figure? Should we worry when the child begins to draw everything in dark colors? What does it mean when the child omits one of the parents in the drawings?

I will try to answer to these and the other questions during my presentation. I am convinced that children’s drawings may show the emotional state of the child. However, I will try to explain what we can really learn about the child from its drawings.

Andrzej Śliwerski works as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology in The Institute of Psychology University of Lodz. He is a certified cognitive-behavioral therapist in an outpatient clinic. He also teaches courses for other therapists on the application of cognitive-behavioral therapy, which prepares them to apply for a CBT certificate. Co-organizer of the protest „Psychology is science, not witchcraft” as a representative of the Polish Skeptics Club. He criticized the use of projective tests in the forensic diagnostics.

For Adult

Supernatural and paranormal phenomena closed under natural conditions

  • What is extrasensory perception? What do you know about telepathy, clairvoyance? Do you think this is a confirmed phenomenon?
  • Does the fact that we see mean that the eyes emit something?
  • Do subliminal stimuli effectively lead to making a purchase? Why yes, why not?
  • Do you think that by using hypnosis you can go back to your previous incarnations?
  • What do you think about the claim that "During the full moon the number of admissions to psychiatric hospitals and the number of crimes committed rises"

Psychology accompanies us in our daily lives but still a huge part of our knowledge of it is false. We invite young people and adults to a lecture during which we will talk about the widespread myths about the supernatural, on the border of magic and the paranormal. We will examine how pop psychological myths become the cause of making unwise decisions in everyday life.

Dominika Surała has a MA in psychology in Development Support and Education. As project coordinator of The Small Psychology Portal, she uses her analytical skills to implement, coordinate, and evaluate the initiatives. Her love for psychology develops in the field of communication, social media and marketing. She collaborates with The Polish Skeptics Club to spread reliable psychological knowledge and develop critical thinking.

For Adult

Andrzej Golik

New genome editing techniques, combined with readily available methods of human in vitro fertilization and embryonic culture encourage some bold visions of genetic enhancement of our species in the foreseeable future. But can the recent technologies overcome the ethical and biological barriers that doomed the eugenics programs of 20th century to fail? The possibilities opened by new technologies are fascinating, yet fundamental limits determined by the laws of heredity remain in place, and visions of a superhuman future remain more fiction than science.

Pawel Golik, Professor of Genetics at the Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw. Director of the Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology. Previously worked in the Center for Molecular Medicine, Emory University, in Atlanta, GA (USA) and in the Centre de Génétique Moléculaire CNRS in Gif-sur-Yvette (France). Currently works on the RNA processing and stability in mitochondria and the evolution of nucleo-mitochondrial interactions. Engages in popularization of science.

For Adult

Why psychology is sometimes magic, but a magic does not replace psychology?

Show of magic tricks performed by the duo "Alert & Ego" combined with a lecture on the psychology of sensory and cognitive illusions

Dear Sir or Madam,
We invite you all adult persons to the show: "Why psychology is sometimes magic, but a magic does not replace psychology?", during which we hope to enchant you with psychological phenomena that accompany us every day.
During the show we will show through the illusion, what the "NeuroMagic" is.. We will bring the most common myths about psychology, among others:
- Does psychologist can read in minds?
- Does phenomena of telekinesis exsist?
- Can we conclude about the personality basing on the zodiac sign and the height?
We hope to ooze a magical aura around the science. We want to arouse the curiosity and cognitive pursuit of scientific truth and to develop a passion for discovery.

Duo "Alert & Ego"

Dominik Kantorowicz

Dominik Kantorowicz is the founder of the portal The Small Psychology (www.mala-psychologia.eu). Fifth-year student of psychology at the Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education in Warsaw. Among his interests are primarily the psychology of lies and cognitive psychology. He believes that conjurors and illusionists can explain psychological phenomena in an interesting way and debunk myths about psychology as a science and practice. He works with The Polish Skeptics Club for the popularization of science and promoting critical thinking.








Gavra Djordjević

Gavra Djordjevic studied chemistry with a specialization in high-energy explosives. Magic and psychology are his hobbies. Always willing to use every opportunity to cheer and intrigue people. As the other half of the magic duo "Alert & Ego", he specializes in the card illusions.

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