2nd Annual European Conference on Intelligent Design

Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture is co-sponsoring the 2nd Annual European Conference on Intelligent Design with TDI Brasil, Discovery Mackenzie, and Fundation Dignidad Y Liberdad.

In its first year, this event was initially planned in Faro, Portugal. After pushback from local activists, it was moved to Porto, Portugal and — after further pushback — to its ultimate location in Leon, Spain. The opposition, which claimed that the conference was not truly of a scientific nature, served only to increase interest from local students and the community. In the end, a charter bus was provided to bring students from Portugal to Spain — traveling 2,000 km round-trip to reach the event. You can read the full story here. After a great turnout, the organizers are excited to offer yet another highly anticipated conference.

Held in the Teatro San Francisco in Leon, the 2nd Annual European Conference on Intelligent Design will feature Discovery Institute Research Coordinator Dr. Brian Miller, Brazilian chemist Dr. Marcos Eberlin, as well as Drs. Antonio Martinez, Felipe Aizpun, and Alejandro Garcia of Spain. Conference sessions will cover evidence for intelligent design from a variety of scientific disciplines.


Friday, September 13, 2019, 4:30 – 9:30 pm

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 10:30 am – 9:30 pm


Teatro San Francisco
Calle La Corredera, 1, 24003
Leon, Spain


Registration for the conference is free, but seating is limited. Email the conference organizers soon at to register.

Friday and Saturday dinners (9:30 pm) are available at an additional cost. Saturday lunch is on your own. Please register before September 2 if you wish to participate in the dinners.



Phone: +34 644591728


Brian Miller

Research Coordinator and Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Dr. Brian Miller is Research Coordinator and Senior Fellow for the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute. He holds a B.S. in physics with a minor in engineering from MIT and a Ph.D. in physics from Duke University. He speaks internationally on the topics of intelligent design and the impact of worldviews on society. He also has consulted on organizational development and strategic planning, and he is a technical consultant for Ideashares, a virtual incubator dedicated to bringing innovation to the marketplace.

Marcos Nogueira Eberlin

Member of Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Professor at Mackenzie University
A member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Marcos Eberlin received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and served as a postdoc at Purdue University. Back at UNICAMP, he founded and coordinated for 25 years the ThoMSon Mass Spectrometry (MS) Laboratory, making it an internationally recognized research center, one of the best-equipped and innovative MS laboratories worldwide. Eberlin has published nearly 1,000 scientific articles and is a recipient of many awards and honors, including the title of Commander of the National Order of Scientific Merit (2005) from Brazil’s President, the Zeferino Vaz Award (2002) for excellence in teaching and research.