ABEPAR Conference in Belgium

Tuesday 25th July 2023
Where and when?
This weekend will take place at the Espace Jijé Cultural Center in Fosses-la-Ville, near Namur (Belgium) on November 04-05, 2023.
We need you !
We would be happy for you to come and present a lecture (40’+ questions/answers).
However, we can only accommodate 8 speakers, so don’t delay in responding.
Important note!

We would like the lectures to concentrate as a priority on the “major issues”, as presented by Michel Raynal on the website of the Virtual Institute of Cryptozoology: the Yeti, the Loch Ness monster and the lake monsters, Bigfoot, the British Big Cats, etc… In a word, those which attract the lay public for whom Cryptozoology would be a discovery.
Accommodation, meals and travel expenses
Accommodation, breakfast, meals on Saturday evening and Sunday lunch will be taken care of by our organization.
If you arrive on Saturday between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m., a snack will be offered to you.
Regarding your travel expenses, a package will be allocated to you according to your place of residence.
Attention !
Please send me your answer as soon as possible to abepar@ymail.com:
– I will attend the event
– I will not attend this event
– This event interests me but I will only be available in 2024 on the following date or period: ……………………………………..
What else you need to send us!
If we are lucky enough to have you among our speakers this year and in order to save time, could you send us by July 30, 2023 at the latest to our e-mail address abepar@ymail.com:
the title of your intervention (even provisional)
– a title and a summary of 5-10 lines of it?
– if you come for the 1st time a short biography (+-5 lines)?
For the moment we have received 5 positive responses (so we have 3 places left!):
Michel RAYNAL“How the Belgians failed to discover the Okapi!” (with English translation)
Matt SALUSBURY: “Reports and sightings of Big Cats in the county of Suffolk, 1974-2022” (with French translation)
Adèle DAVID: “Is the Tasmanian Tiger still alive?” (with English translation)
Marcus MATTHEWS (G.B.): “Alien Big Cats in United Kingdom” (with French translation)
Dr Charles PAXTON (G.B.): “Problems and possibilities with using cryptozoology eyewitness testimony (with French translation) 
See you soon,
Organizers “
Jonathan Downes
Cryptozoologist, naturalist, musician, singer, composer, poet, novelist and Director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology since 1992. Jon was born in Portsmouth in 1959 and spent his infancy in Nigeria and his childhood in Hong Kong. His wife Corinna died of cancer in 2020, leaving him with two stepdaughters and a six year old granddaughter called Evelyn.