2020 International MUFON Symposium

UAPs: Military and Government Witnesses Speak OUT!

 

July 17-19 2020 | Las Vegas NV

The international UAP event of the year will be held at the the Luxurious JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Be sure to Register Early & Book your Stay NOW in order to lock in the early bird prices! Military and Public Welcome.

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Speakers

Meet Our Speakers

Katie Cook
Katie Cook
Robert Salas - USAF Ret.
Robert Salas - USAF Ret.
Kevin Day - US Navy Ret.
Kevin Day - US Navy Ret.
Oscar Santa Maria - Peruv. AF
Oscar Santa Maria - Peruv. AF
Linda Moulton Howe
Linda Moulton Howe
James Fox
James Fox
Charles Halt - USAF Ret.
Charles Halt - USAF Ret.
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George Knapp
George Knapp
Clifford Stone - US Army Ret.
Clifford Stone - US Army Ret.
Sean Cahill - US Navy Ret.
Sean Cahill - US Navy Ret.
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Also Appearing

Hosts and Special Guests

Blaine Hammond - NASA Ret.
Blaine Hammond - NASA Ret.
Paul Hynek
Paul Hynek
Ken St. John - COO
Ken St. John - COO
Kathleen Marden - ERT
Kathleen Marden - ERT
Jan Harzan - Exe Dir
Jan Harzan - Exe Dir
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Special Events

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Area-51 Tour

Thursday, Friday, or Sunday

One of the most popular events we offer. This Guided luxury Bus tour takes you right to the back gate of this infamous secret government installation! Grab a selfie under the famous “Extraterrestrial Highway” sign and have a delicious meal at the famous Little A’le’Inn restaurant!

Field Investigator Training

Thursday July 16th

The Field Investigator Training (FIT) session will provide instruction on a number of different topics of interest to Field Investigators.

Please note that THIS IS NOT A CERTIFICATION CLASS. For information regarding the process of becoming a certified field investigator please visit mufon.com .

This is an extremely popular session so early registration is highly recommended. Seating is limited. 

Private Speaker Panels

Saturday July 18th or Sunday July 19th

Spirited discussion and debate on topics of extreme importance to ufology. Join with our featured speakers as they share opinions and evidence in support of their personal views on the topic at hand. Moderated by Paul Hynek.

Experiencer Sessions

Saturday July 18th or Sunday July 19th

90 minute sessions with MUFON’s Experiencer Research Team (ERT) lead by researcher Kathleen Marden. Join Kathleen for one of these intimate sessions with fellow experiencers. 

Blaine Hammond

Saturday July 18th

Meet former US Astronaut Colonel Blaine Hammond for autographs and pictures!

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JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa

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Symposium Schedule

Thursday July 16th, 2020

SPECIAL EVENTS

7:30 am – 5:00 PM
FI Training

 

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8:30 AM – 4:30 pm
Area 51 Tour

 

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5:30 PM – 1:00AM
Area 51 Tour

 

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Symposium Schedule

Friday July 17th, 2020

SPECIAL EVENTS

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Area 51 Tour

 

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5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Benefactor’s Reception

Private reception – MUFON Benefactors only

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7:30 am
Registration Opens

 

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9:00 am – 3:00 PM
State Director’s Meeting

 Private meeting – MUFON State and National Directors only

Noon – 6:00 PM
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6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
General Reception

Grand Ballroom

Networking Meet & Greet Opportunity for All Attendees

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Dinner Banquet & Keynote Address

Grand Ballroom

James Fox – “The Phenomenon”.  Admission Paid Separately

Symposium Schedule

Saturday July 18th, 2020

SPECIAL EVENTS

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Experiencer Session #1

 

Hosted by Kathleen Marden and Experiencer Research Team (Paid Separately)

11:50 AM – 1:20 PM
Private Speaker Panel #1

 “After 70 years of steadfast denials why is the military now going public with disclosures of UFOs & UAPS?” Panel Moderated by Paul Hynek

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Blaine Hammond            US Astronaut

 

Blaine Hammond will be available for autographs and pictures in the main event area during this period

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
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SPEAKER SCHEDULE

9:00 AM
Symposium Opening and Welcome

Symposium Opening and Welcome

9:05 AM – 10:20 AM
George Knapp

“AAWSAP, AATIP, and BAASS–the secret UFO investigations”

10:35 AM – 11:50 AM
Kevin Day, US Navy

“I Was There! – The NIMITZ Tic Tac Incident”

11:50 AM – 1:20 PM
OPEN LUNCH

Lunch on Your Own

1:20 PM – 2:35 PM
Col. Oscar Santa Maria Huerta, Peruvian Air Force

 

“I Fired on a Real UFO”

2:50 PM – 4:05 PM
Col. Charles Halt, USAF

 

“The Real Story behind the Rendlesham UFO encounter”

4:20 PM – 5:35 PM
Sgt. Robert Salas, USAF

 

“UAP – Extreme Secrecy and the Escalating Risk of Nuclear War”

5:35 PM – 7:30 PM
OPEN DINNER

 

Dinner on Your Own

7:30 PM – 8:45 PM
Sgt. Clifford Stone          US Army

 

“Proof of the Existence of a UFO Crash Recovery Program”

Symposium Schedule

Sunday July 19th, 2020

SPECIAL EVENTS

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Experiencer Session #2

 

Hosted by Kathleen Marden and Experiencer Research Team (Paid Separately)

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Private Speaker Panel #2

“Has Disclosure Already Occurred? If Not, What Will It Take?” – Panel Moderated by Paul Hynek (Paid Separately)

SPEAKER SCHEDULE

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Sean Cahill, US Navy

 

“A Year Among the Natives” Witness to the 2004 Baja California Tic Tac Incident

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Linda Moulton Howe

 “From Roswell to Antarctica: Whistleblower Revelations About UFOs and E.T.s”

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
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Lunch on Your Own

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Surprise Guest

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Symposium Speakers

Katie Cook

Master of Ceremonies

Bio

Katie Cook has gained great success over the last two decades as a television host. She began her full-time television career with CMT (Country Music Television) in 2001. Since then, she has become a go-to expert in the field of country music and celebrity interviews in all genres.

She has interviewed such music celebrities as Dolly Parton, Keith Urban,Taylor Swift, Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton, Garth Brooks, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Stevie Wonder, Cher, Merle Haggard and more. Her work has taken her outside of country music as well, working with Nicole Kidman, George Clooney, Johnny Depp, President Obama, and John McCain. She has been called upon as an expert for CNBC, MSN, and CNN with Anderson Cooper, and also acted in the popular television series Nashville and One Tree Hill.

She was raised in a musical family, her father is of Hall of Fame songwriter, Roger Cook, who penned such classics as “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress,” “I Believe In You,” “Talking In Your Sleep,” and “I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing. Katie also inherited the musical gene and has a duo with her husband called SunKat. She is also the author of the young reader’s trilogy, Little Big Benny, about a young astronomer who doesn’t know he is the Universe.

What many people don’t know, is that Katie has also had a life long interest in ufology. Having had many strange experiences herself, she started reading up on the subject in her teenage years and attending as many conferences as she could. She is now merging her interview skills with her passion for ufology, and has created a podcast called Wide Open Wonders (W.O.W. for short.) She has already interviewed Kathleen Marden, Travis Walton, James Fox, Paul Hynek, Jim Penniston, Dr. Lynne Ketei, John Scheussler, and Jan Harzan and she is just getting started! 

George Knapp

“AAWSAP, AATIP, and BAASS–the secret UFO investigations”

Who are the AAWSAP, AATIP, and BAASS organizations and exactly what do they do? George will be drawing distinctions between the groups and explaining the secret histories of their programs.

Bio

George Knapp was born in Woodbury, N.J., and raised mostly in Northern California. He graduated from high school in Stockton, California; earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from West Georgia College; and later earned a master’s degree in communications from the University of the Pacific, where he also taught speech and debate and served as director of forensics. George also taught speech at California Polytechnic University, coached the debate team at the University of California at Berkeley and taught broadcast journalism at UNLV.

Along the way, George also worked as a hod carrier, farm laborer, carpenter’s assistant and house painter. He moved to Las Vegas in 1979 and landed a job as a taxi driver. Later, he worked at KLVX-TV Channel 10 as a part-time studio cameraman and production assistant. KLAS-TV hired him in 1981 as a general assignment reporter. George also has co-anchored various newscasts for KLAS-TV.

Since 1995, George has been the chief reporter on Channel 8’s I-Team investigative unit. In that capacity, he has earned five regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a national Edward R. Murrow award for his investigative stories on the voter registration fraud in the Clark County election of 2004.

Knapp has won the prestigious Peabody Award twice and 19 Emmy Awards.   Nine times, he has won the Mark Twain Award for best news writing from the Associated Press. And in 1990, his series about UFOs was selected by United Press International as best in the nation for Individual Achievement by a Journalist.

Linda Moulton Howe

“From Roswell to Antarctica: Whistleblower Revelations About UFOs and E. T.s”

Since the 1947 Roswell, New Mexico region’s reports of “crashed flying saucers” with E. T. bodies alive and dead two years after the end of World War II, there have been military, government and scientist whistleblower leaks of Top Secret documents, photographs and physical materials related to the presence of alien intelligences that interact with Earth.  Emmy and Peabody-honored investigative reporter and documentary TV producer Linda Moulton Howe shares revelations from her four decades of whistleblower interviews and document files about extraterrestrial biological entities that have manipulated and harvested genetic material from “laboratory Earth” for centuries.

Bio

Linda Moulton Howe is a graduate of Stanford University with a Masters Degree in Communication. She has devoted her documentary film, television, radio, web, writing and reporting career to productions concerning science, medicine, the environment and Earth mysteries. Today she is Reporter and Editor of the award-winning Science, Environment and Real X-Files news website Earthfiles.com, a large online chronological archive of nearly 3,000 in-depth reports with thousands of images covering science, the environment and the high strangeness of unexplained Earth mysteries.

Ms. Howe has received local, national and international awards, including three regional Emmys, a national Emmy nomination and was an honored producer for medical and science programming in a WCVB-TV (ABC) Boston station Peabody. Linda’s award-winning documentaries have included  A Strange Harvest that explored the worldwide animal mutilation mystery that has haunted the United States and other countries since the 1960s and continues to date.

Linda also hosts a popular weekly Earthfiles YouTube livestream that breaks important news about science, the environment and Real X-files. Linda also takes viewer questions from around the world and shares experiences and insights from her vast range of investigations and world travels. Linda also speaks at many conferences each year and is currently writing a memoir about her extraordinary path at the edge of exploring this planet’s high strangeness and relationship to the cosmos.

James Fox

“THE PHENOMENON”

The Phenomenon is the first highly produced documentary on the subject of UFOs — assembling the pieces of the puzzle in a startling up- to-the-minute picture. James will be discussing the film he directed which features eyewitnesses, experts, and officials including former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, former White House Chief of Staff, John Podesta, former U.S. Energy Secretary and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Former Deputy Secretary of Defense, Christopher Mellon and Dr. Jacques Vallee, PhD, a world renowned UFO researcher and astronomer.

Bio

James Fox (director) was born in England and raised in New York and California. He began his journalism career early in life as an assistant to father/writer Charles Fox, a quadriplegic with Multiple Sclerosis. Together they travelled on many magazine assignments from Roll­ing Stone, Car & Driver to Sports Illustrated. James finished and sold his first documentary to Discovery by the time he was 28. He has since completed 5 films for the likes of Sci-Fi, National Geographic and History Channel and has made frequent appearances on the Larry King Show, Night Line, Dateline, Anderson Cooper and many others. His latest film, I Know What I Saw is being distributed by A&E and Content Films International.

Awards & media appearances for James Fox:

“Out of the Blue” (narrated by Peter Coyote), 2003 Best documentary Laughlin UFO International Conference

CNN Headline News appearance June, 2003

Mountain Film Festival 2006, “The Good Fight” featuring conservationist Martin Litton“Purity Award” for Best Film on River and Water Conservation

Anderson Cooper News coverage National Press Club, November 2007

ABC Nightline July 6, 2007

CNN Larry King on MUFON Texas, January 2008

Larry King CNN August 19, 2009

People have always asked me why it is I do what I do and I respond with a question: if earth was being visited by extra-terrestrials and tangible evidence was being withheld from the general public, how significant would you consider that? Inevitably the answer from the majority, whether they believe it to be true or not, is that hypothetically (if it were true), it would be the most significant discover of our time. Well, after four films, a 2006 National Press Club event I organized with the help of Leslie Kean countless meetings with high-ranking military and government officials from around the globe, I’m now convinced it is. But I, as many others in the field, didn’t start out believing.

Robert Salas

“UAP – Extreme Secrecy and the Escalating Risk of Nuclear War”

The modern era of UAP has been witnessed and documented for over the past eighty years. In that time, it has been seen, alternatively as a curiosity, a mystery, a scientific reality, science fiction and either ridiculed or taken seriously. Witnesses have included heads of state, military and civilian pilots, astronauts, and people from all nations.

Although government agencies have documented, acquired testimonies and collected physical artifacts of this phenomena, they have chosen to keep their evidence hidden from the public. That is an abuse of their power of secrecy that is not justified because it perpetuates public disinformation about the reality that extraterrestrial life has and continues to visit our planet. This extreme secrecy over this period of time is evidence of corrupt intent by state agencies worldwide. The existence of advanced extraterrestrial life and their technologies could provide the means by which human civilization could finally progress as a unified body and use new technologies to solve imminent threats to our survival.

My personal testimony is a reliable portion of the body of evidence that supports the reality of the UAP. As an Air Force nuclear missile commander, I was witness to UFOs disabling those missiles. I have written and spoken about my incident over twenty years. In addition, I can validate many other first-hand accounts and documents that will support similar incidents involving nuclear weapons. This evidence overwhelmingly points to the concern of our ET visitors about our potential use of nuclear weapons in future wars.

Clearly, the risk of nuclear war is growing with the continuing proliferation of nuclear weapons. We, who understand the reality of the UAP can work together and stand for the elimination of extreme secrecy by governments and the eventual elimination of nuclear weapons. With the advent of more highly credible witnesses coming forward and the current interest shown by members of government, there exists a renewed opportunity for Disclosure.

Bio

Robert Salas is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, class of 1964. He served seven years on active duty before separating from the Air Force in 1971. While on active duty he worked as a Weapons Controller, flew target drones, commanded inter-continental ballistic missiles as a launch officer, and a worked as an Air Force missile propulsion engineer on the Titan III program. From 1971-73 he worked as a safety and reliability engineer for Martin-Marietta Aerospace and Rockwell International on Space Shuttle design proposals. From 1974 until his retirement in 1995 he worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as an aircraft structures certification engineer. From 1991-93 he served as an FAA attache to the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia, advising that government on aircraft certification. Since

1998 he has worked as a mathematics teacher. In 2005 he published the book Faded Giant with co-author James Klotz which details his UFO incident while stationed at Malmstrom AFB, Montana in 1967. In 2013, he published Unidentified – The UFO Phenomenon, providing new details on the phenomenon as a whole. On September 27, 2010 he co-sponsored a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC where he and six other ex-military witnesses testified to the reality of the UFO incidents at U.S. nuclear weapons bases. In May 2013, he participated in the Citizen’s Hearing on Disclosure at the National Press Club, Washington DC. Mr. Salas has spoken at International conferences in Norway, France, England, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, South Africa, Costa Rica, Peru, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. He has been publicly speaking about his incident at UFO conferences, radio and television since 1996.

Col. Charles Halt

“Rendlesham Updated”

In December 1980 a well-documented event occurred over several nights at RAF Bentwaters in East Suffolk England. At the time RAF Bentwaters the largest tactical fighter wing in the free world. The event involved the sighting of a strange craft, an object on the ground, multiple objects in the sky as well laser like beams directed at a military party on the ground and into the base area. More than 50 witnesses observed the incident. Strange sightings have historically occurred in the area and continue to this day. The presentation will include personal testimony of the ranking officer present as well as the recounted story of multiple witnesses. Recent information has come to light which shed more light on the events.  The truth has been clouded by many false stories by wannabee’s as well as embellished accounts.   Information will be presented to allow the recipient to draw their own conclusion.

Bio

Col. Halt earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Economics and an MBA in Business Management.  Served 29 years in the US Air Force and retired as a Colonel. Assignments included Base Commander at RAF Bentwaters and Kunsan AB Korea. Final assignment was Director of Inspections for the Department of Defense, Inspector General where he had inspection oversite of all military services and DOD civilian agencies. Retired in 1991 and for 12 years managed a large gated community or 7,000. While at Bentwaters was the primary participant and investigator in what many consider Britain’s equivalent of the famous Roswell case. Recently coauthored a book entitled THE HALT PERSPECTIVE now available on Amazon. The book was written primarily to get the truth out as significant misleading information is being circulated.

Clifford Stone

“Proof of the Existence of a UFO Crash Recovery Program”

Clifford Stone was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. At an early age, he has memories of being contacted by ETs and that contact continues today.  At age eight, he was befriended by an Air Force captain and that relationship continued through his early adult life. During the Viet Nam war, he felt an obligation to enlist in the Air Force but was rejected due to a skin affliction and classified 4F. He was advised by his friend, the captain, to try the Army and after a ‘lenient’ medical examination; he was allowed into the Army as a clerk typist, a job he never had to fulfill.

Within weeks, he found himself picked up in a staff car on the pretense of seeing a low ranking friend with a job at the Pentagon. On arrival, his friend’s clearances allowed them into levels beneath the Pentagon, onto a tram, and soon he found himself thrust into a room and circumstances beyond imagination. His career was never normal, and for a newly minted soldier, he was suddenly thrust into the USA’s deepest secrets: ETs are real and we are successfully recovering many of their craft intact as well as hundreds of ET artifacts worldwide.  Further, we are familiar with much of their technologies and have in fact, back engineered some of the ET gear.  After22 years of being on the scene with ET craft and dead, wounded, and living ETs, Sgt. Stone is highly qualified as an expert in ET tech, black ops organizations/procedures, and the potentiality of ET contact to mankind.

Bio

Clifford Stone has become a monumental figure in the disclosure movement. He served 22 years in the U.S. Army where he worked with an elite secret group which was dispatched to crash sites with orders to recover extraterrestrial craft, bodies and technology. He states that the recovery of these artifacts has allowed the U.S. government to make astounding advancements in science and technology which could benefit the world – if these discoveries were to be made public. He claims to have personally cataloged 57 species of alien life forms.

His personal experience has made him a highly qualified expert in alien technology, black ops organizations/procedures, and the history of extraterrestrial contact.

Since his retirement, Stone has become devoted to diligently searching government archives and amassing one of the largest private collections of authentic government documents pertaining UFOs and extraterrestrials. He seeks the release of the all of the evidence, information and materials which show that intelligent life has been visiting our planet, and influencing our government, for a long time.

Kevin Day

“NIMITZ TIC TAC Incident”

The NIMITZ Strike Group encountered numerous UAP in the SOCAL Naval Operating Areas in November 2004. The well documented incident involved numerous eyewitness accounts from pilots, radar operators, and technicians. In total approximately 100 UAP objects were observed flying in small formations of 5 to 10 objects each. The successive formations of craft were initially detected vicinity of Catalina Island and were tracked by U.S.S. PRINCETONs SPY-1 radar, fading from radar coverage in the vicinity of Guadalupe Island. The formations of craft maintained 28,000 feet, 100 kts. When approached by several F/A-18 Superhornets vectored from the NIMITZ, the objects were observed to behave like ‘some super capable flock of birds’. Acting as though they simply wanted to be left alone as they ‘migrated’ south.

Bio

Kevin Day is a retired United States Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer. A former Operations Specialist and TOPGUN Air Intercept Controller with more than 20-years experience in Strike Group air defense including war-time operations. An expert operator of the highly advanced SPY-1 radar system with years of service onboard AEGIS equipped ships including the VINCENNES, CHOSIN, and PRINCETON. Kevin has logged hundreds of air-to-air intercepts of suspect aircraft in both training and war-time operations. It was Kevin’s team in PRINCETON’s Combat Information Center that discovered the fleets of anomalous air contacts.

Sean Cahill

“A Year Among the Natives”

Recollections after a year entrenched in UFOlogy. Sean Discusses his experiences while serving aboard the USS Princeton (CG-59) as the Chief Master-At-Arms and while standing watch as Junior Officer of the Deck and Conning Officer Sean was witness to the events surrounding the “Tic-Tac” encounter culminating in a sighting of numerous probable phenomena. Sean discusses the intervening thirteen years between the incident until Luis Elizondo’s resignation, revelations, the NYT article and the rise of To The Stars Academy. Sean breaks down how learning and teaching meditation has made him a better investigator and changed the way he looks at the phenomenon as a whole. Sean delves into some of the foundational, egoic and dogmatic roadblocks he sees in current UFOlogy and why he does not consider himself a UFOlogist regardless of how committed to the cause he may be.

Bio

Sean Cahill is a retired U.S. Navy Chief Master-At-Arms and witness to the infamous 2004 “Nimitz Tic Tac” incident off the coast of Baja California. Sean was featured in episode three of History Channel’s Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation. He lives and works in San Diego, California as a Security Professional and Investigative Film Maker with his wife of 19 years and two teenage daughters.

Oscar Santa Maria

“I Fired on a Real UFO”

Details soon.

Bio

Oscar Santa Maria was a Colonel in the Peruvian air force. He is most famous for attempting to shoot down an unidentified flying object. He is also one of many researchers, former military officers, and others who gave evidence at a major press event at the National Press Club in Washington in 2013, aimed at pressuring the US government to open its files on UFO encounters.

Blaine Hammond

Special Guest

Blaine will be available to sign autographs and pictures on selected days during the Symposium.

Bio

Colonel Hammond flew as pilot of Discovery on STS-39, the first unclassified Department of Defense mission (April 28 to May 6, 1991). He logged 199 hours and 23 minutes of space flight. He was the pilot on STS-64 aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. Hammond was also assigned as Lead Ascent/Entry CAPCOM for missions STS-73 through STS-78. During the same period, Hammond served as the Branch Chief of the Flight Support Branch, supervising CAPCOM and ASP activities. Hammond is currently a test pilot in Long Beach California for a prominent aircraft manufacturer.

Paul Hynek

Moderator

Paul will be facilitating our two Private Speaker sessions on Saturday and Sunday.

Bio

Paul Hynek has decades of  successful  experience  in  finance,  technology, and entertainment.

Paul is a Wharton MBA, an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Accounting at Pepperdine  University,  and  the  creator  of   startup  financial  projections software that has raised over $1 billion for thousands and startups.  He has significant executive, software, and high tech experience in the US, Europe, and Asia.

Paul works with numerous startups as either a Board member, advisor, or part-time CFO. Paul was involved in the making of Avatar, Lord of the Rings, Planet of the Apes, Tintin, Real Steel, Warcraft, The Hobbit, Halo, Call of Duty, and numerous other movies and games. Paul led the successful acquisition of  Giant Studios’ ownership of  its renowned virtual production motion  capture software,  and was instrumental  in  Giant’s  sale  to James Cameron for Avatar 2-5.  Paul  is  a  consultant  on   HISTORY’s  new  hit  show  “Project  Blue Book” and  was  the Technology Consultant  on  “Mayne  vs.  Shark”  which will  be Discovery Channel’s  big  Shark Week special in August, 2019.

He  conceived  and  produced Surf Monkey,  the world’s  first  children’s  online  service,  and introduced it with Bill Gates at the launch event for Microsoft Internet Explorer 4. Paul was instrumental in raising over $30,000,000, and positioning it for an IPO. As Director of Business Development  at Bandai  Digital Entertainment,  he produced the first  online service  for a set- top box, managing this multi-million dollar project  with custom  browser,  chat,  and  e-mail, including relationships with over 100 developers. Paul currently works with the leading virtual and augmented reality companies, in both content creation and distribution.

He is now active in cryptocurrency and Blockchain, advising several companies in the space. Paul is a sought-after  speaker, having  emceed, keynoted, moderated, and spoken at South by  Southwest,  Wharton / Penn, Harvard, Mensa,  Raw Science,  BIL,  Brink, and  numerous technology and startup conferences and events.

 He has  significant  Board  experience,  serving  on   several  corporate  Boards and  Advisory Boards, and has 15 years of non-profit Board experience, nine years as Chair. Paul is a grant reviewer  for the National  Science  Foundation,  and leads  the  Technology Committee  of  the $100 million dollar effort to revitalize Pershing Square, the oldest public space in Los Angeles. He has lived in  Asia and Europe,  is fluent in  French, capable in  Japanese, and speaks some Mandarin,  Thai,  Portuguese,  and  Spanish.  He  authored  a  paper  entitled   “The  Hyper- Commons:  How  Open Science Prizes  Can Expand and Level  the Medical Research Playing Field” that  was published  in  Rejuvenation  Research.  Paul is one of 12 people  in  the world to regrow his  thymus gland  in  the first  FDA  approved  procedure  for life extension  under the aegis of the Stanford Neuroscience Institute.

 Paul has a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of Business, a Master of  Arts  in  International  Studies  from  the  University  of  Pennsylvania’s  Joseph  H.  Lauder Institute,  and a BA in  French  from the  University of  Illinois. Paul’s  highly-rated  course at Pepperdine uses a curriculum he developed that combines elements of  accounting, finance, personal   finance,   entrepreneurship,   and  negotiations,  and  also   features   diverse   guest speakers, real world experience, and great food.

Jan Harzan

Host

Jan is MUFON’s Executive Director and Chairman of our Board of Directors. He will be hosting several events during the Symposium.

Bio

Jan retired from IBM after 37 years in the Information Technology business. Jan’s interest in UFOs began at the age of 8 when he read an article on Donald Keyhoe and NICAP in Argosy magazine. Based on this and other research he and his brother did over the next two years, they made the decision to build a flying saucer believing that electromagnetic propulsion was the key to how these craft were able to travel such great distances. While in the process of doing this, they were visited by a real UFO, no more than thirty feet from them, with no visible means of propulsion other than making a humming noise, before shooting off over the horizon. This event profoundly changed their lives. As a result of this experience, Jan pursued finding the answer to the technology these craft display believing that a breakthrough would revolutionize transportation and energy on our planet. As part of his drive to find the answer, Jan attended UCLA School of Engineering and received his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering. After college, he was hired by IBM, thinking that only a company of IBM’s stature and funding in basic research could solve this problem. 37 years later, Jan is still looking for the answer to how all this works. As a member of the MUFON Business Board Jan has been instrumental in leading MUFON’s Strategic Planning, as well as creating the Case Management System (CMS) used for UFO reporting, tracking, and investigative follow-up. Jan was named Executive Director for MUFON, Mutual UFO Network, on August 1, 2013.

Ken St. John

Host

Ken is MUFON’s Chief Operating Officer. He will hosting several events including our Field Investigator Training session and our annual State Director’s meeting.

Bio

Ken St. John is currently MUFON’s COO. He retired from a Fortune 500 company where he served in human resources as global training and development manager. His team was responsible for instructional design, development, and delivery of technology, sales, management, and personal development training to over 17,000 employees in 56 countries. Ken is a certified trainer for Wilson Learning specializing in effective communication courses and distance learning methodologies. He has been a certified instructor for the FAA at their Florida flight service district office providing classroom training to FAA personnel and flight safety teams.

Ken holds a B.S.E.E degree in electronics engineering, and degrees in mathematics and physics. He has studied marketing at the London campus of Western Business School. His technical background includes design engineering of analog and digital products with a specialty in RF/wireless, software engineering, and website design. He holds an Extra class amateur radio license as well as a First Class commercial broadcasting license. He has designed commercial broadcast equipment and communications equipment for several major manufacturing companies and broadcast radio & TV stations.

Ken is a commercial pilot and flight instructor with over 45-years of flight experience and has given over three thousand of hours of instruction to both civilian and military pilots. Ken and his wife owned and operated a flight training school which provided instruction and advanced rating training in airplanes and helicopters. His 45-year interest in ufology stems primarily from numerous sightings of unconventional flying objects observed while operating as a pilot. Ken is also a member of the STAR and Special Assignment Teams (SAT) as well as the State Section Director for Colorado.

Kathleen Marden

Facilitator

Kathleen leads MUFON’s Experiencer Research Team and will be facilitating our two Experiencer Workshops on Saturday and Sunday.

Bio

Kathleen is a respected investigator of UFO abduction and contact with non-human intelligence, the author of several books, a featured on-camera commentator, and an international lecturer. She earned a B.A. degree in social work and worked as an educator and education services coordinator while attending graduate school. She is a practitioner of regression hypnosis and the Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique. Her interest in UFOs and contact began in 1961, when her aunt and uncle, Betty and Barney Hill had a close encounter and subsequent abduction in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.

She has been a researcher of UFO contact phenomena since 1990 and is the Mutual UFO Network’s (MUFON) Director of the Experiencer Research Team, a group of 30 specialists who offer support, nonjudgmental listening, and referrals to experiencers.

Her books are “Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience,” “Science was Wrong” and “Fact, Fiction, and Flying Saucers” with nuclear physicist/scientific ufologist Stanton T. Friedman (1934-2019), with whom she worked closely for nearly 14 years. Her book “The Alien Abduction Files,” with Denise Stoner, gives in depth coverage on two of her major cases and four additional cases that she personally investigated. Her fifth book “Extraterrestrial Contact: What to Do When You’ve Been Abducted” is a comprehensive guide to UFO abduction. She is a contributor to FREE’s “Beyond UFOs: The Science of Consciousness and Contact with Non Human Intelligence.” Her essays have been published in several additional books and magazines.

In 2018, she and Dr. Don C. Donderi completed a comprehensive study on 516 experiencers. It was her third major research study on experiencers. Her 50-page report was published in the “MUFON 2018 International Symposium Proceedings.”

She has given on-camera commentary on the Discovery, History, National Geographic, Destination America, Science and Travel channels and on several documentaries. Kathleen has lectured at conferences across the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and the UK. Additionally, she has appeared on a video lecture series for experiencers in China. 

Area 51 Tour

Thursday July 16 or Friday July 17

After we pick you up at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, you will hear the history of Area 51 and its UFO connections – reasons why it became a “household name” by the 1980’s.

Sit back, and relax while you enjoy a beautiful drive through the Mojave Desert of southern Nevada. See some hidden treasures the landscape has to offer, and learn the connections the locals have to this remote part of the country. We will make a photo stop along the infamous Extraterrestrial Highway, where you can grab a selfie under the “E.T. Highway” sign, before we continue on to Rachel.

We will discuss the history, myths and lore of what is America’s most top-secret military base. You will have the opportunity to search the skies over Area 51 for unconventional aircraft and UFOs – and enjoy a delicious meal at the famous Little A’le’Inn restaurant.

We guarantee your heart will be pounding as we approach the edge of the most secret government facility in America – and you will certainly remember the rush of excitement you will experience, long after you’ve safely arrived back at the hotel in Las Vegas.

  • Afternoon/Evening Area 51 Tour
  • Pick up and drop off at JW Marriott in Summerlin
  • Travel Packet – with helpful Tour materials
  • Fully Guided by experienced UFO researcher
  • Comfortable transportation in First-Class Motorcoach
  • Water and Snacks on board included in the cost
  • FREE (limited) WiFi on board, with premium option
  • Meal (Lunch or Dinner) included at Little A’le’Inn
  • Area 51 Presentation by T L Keller
  • Photo stop along the Extraterrestrial Highway
  • “History of Area 51 / UFO Connections” explained on the way
  • “Inside Area 51 / Black Projects” – Special Guest Speaker
  • Visit the security perimeter “Back Gate” – the edge of Area 51!

 

Field Investigator Training Schedule

Thursday July 16

07:30 – 08:00
Registration & Check-In

L&D Staff

 

Walk-in registration is subject to availability and on-site registration pricing. Preregistration is highly recommended.

08:00 – 08:15
Opening Remarks

Jan Harzan

Executive Director

MUFON International

 

Greetings from HQ

08:15 – 08:30
Welcome/Agenda Review

Ken St. John

Chief Operating Officer

MUFON International

 

Welcome, facilitator introductions, rules of engagement, and agenda overview.

08:30 – 10:00
The Investigation

Doug Wilson

MUFON Chief Investigator

 

Drawing Clues from the Report Forms.

In this module, we take a look at the many opportunities for drawing clues about the investigation from the basic information supplied by the Assignment Email, the Report Forms and the Witness Narrative.  As important as researching websites and searching corroborating cases is, the amount of “specific to the case data” found in the basic forms should not be ignored.  The experienced investigator knows how to assemble seemingly disparate clues and assemble them into a roadmap that can be followed through a successful investigation.

10:00 – 11:30
Working Cases A to Z

Katie Griboski

Colorado ASD

In this module, we will be working a typical case from the moment it’s Assigned, to its finial deposition, when you can finally rest ZZZZ… Having a basic protocol for working every case, gives the investigator consistency, efficiency and helps them to stay organized as they work. We will be going over basic tools to help the investigator find the information they need as they work their case. We will all work a case together, from A -Z!

11:30 – 12:30
Lunch

On your own – return promptly

12:30 – 14:00
Interviewing Techniques

Marianne Robb

Dave Rich

Guest Presenters

 

Understanding the Interview Process

This module will provide the investigator with a sound foundation on which to base a successful interview. We will begin by exploring the definition of an Interview – what it is and isn’t. We will learn what makes a good interview including:

  • What we are trying to obtain from the person.
  • How we are communicating with the person.
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of what to say during an interview.
  • What tools are good to use during an interview with a person “Telephonically” or “In-Person.
14:00 – 1530
Photo Analysis

Douglas Wilson

MUFON Chief Investigator

 

Basic Photo/Video Analysis for the Field Investigator

One of the more exciting, and fairly common, forms of evidence the investigator gets to work with are photos and videos.  Photo and video analysis software can be expensive and can take years to master.  In this module, we will learn how to identify reflections, flares, and aberrations caused by poor focal point.   Learn to look beyond the anomaly and to consider the entire photo in order to determine the truth it holds.  Learn to pick the details out of a video that can lead to an understanding of what the videographer actually witnessed. These are skills that can be learned, and the only equipment needed are your eyes and a little knowledge.

15:30 – 16:50
Surprise Guest Speaker

 

Details Deliberately Wwithheld!

16:50 – 17:00
Wrap-up and Dismissal

Ken St. John

 

A review of the day’s key takeaways and dismissal

Private Speaker Panels

Facilitated by Paul Hynek

Paul was involved in the making of Avatar, Lord of the Rings, Planet of the Apes, Tintin, Real Steel, Warcraft, The Hobbit, Halo, Call of Duty, and numerous other movies and games. Paul led the successful acquisition of  Giant Studios’ ownership of  its renowned virtual production motion  capture software,  and was instrumental  in  Giant’s  sale  to James Cameron for Avatar 2-5.  Paul  is  a  consultant  on   HISTORY’s  new  hit  show  “Project  Blue Book” and  was  the Technology Consultant  on  “Mayne  vs.  Shark”  which was shown on the Discovery Channel’s  big  Shark Week special in August, 2019.

Paul Hynek also has decades of  successful  experience  in  finance,  technology, and entertainment. He is a Wharton MBA, an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Accounting at Pepperdine  University,  and  the  creator  of   startup  financial  projections software that has raised over $1 billion for thousands and startups.  He has significant executive, software, and high tech experience in the US, Europe, and Asia. Paul works with numerous startups as either a Board member, advisor, or part-time CFO. 

He  conceived  and  produced Surf Monkey,  the world’s  first  children’s  online  service,  and introduced it with Bill Gates at the launch event for Microsoft Internet Explorer 4. Paul was instrumental in raising over $30,000,000, and positioning it for an IPO. As Director of Business Development  at Bandai  Digital Entertainment,  he produced the first  online service  for a set- top box, managing this multi-million dollar project  with custom  browser,  chat,  and  e-mail, including relationships with over 100 developers. Paul currently works with the leading virtual and augmented reality companies, in both content creation and distribution. He is now active in cryptocurrency and Blockchain, advising several companies in the space.

Speaker Panel 1

Saturday July 18th – Paid Separately, Open to the Public

TOPIC: After 70 years of denial why is the military now going public with disclosure of UAPs?

– Is the Navy acting on its own or is it part of a broader concerted effort?

– With regard to UFO secrecy, does the government operate in a long-term strategic, rational, coordinated effort – or do various agencies and departments have their own fiefdoms and distrust each other and work at cross purposes?

– Are the Navy’s disclosures part of a coordinated effort to control the narrative before a smoking gun government revelation?

– If the government is ready to make such a revelation, why?

– Do they feel that their hand is forced?

This and more will be discussed and debated during this panel discussion

Speaker Panel 2

Sunday July 19th – Paid Separately, Open to the Public

TOPIC: Has Disclosure already Occurred? If Not, What Will it Take to Change the Paradigm?

– What will it take to change the paradigm that we are not alone in the universe for our entire planet?

– What breakthroughs will happen if that paradigm is changed & How long will this take?

– What kind of future can we look forward to?

– Are we even dealing with Extraterrestrials? Or, is this some other phenomena? Do we have reason to be concerned?

– What would the world response be to Confirmation? Panic? Chaos? Ho hum?

– Seen as a three step process – Disclosure, Confirmation, and Acceptance – Given the fractured nature of society and fake news, would a substantial percentage of the population not accept any kind of revelation or Confirmation, even if it was the quintessential flying saucer landing on the White House lawn?

This and more will be discussed and debated during this panel discussion

Experiencer Sessions

Facilitated by Kathleen Marden

Kathleen Marden is a respected investigator of UFO abduction and contact with non-human intelligence, the author of several books, a featured on-camera commentator, and an international lecturer. She earned a B.A. degree in social work and worked as an educator and education services coordinator while attending graduate school. She is a practitioner of regression hypnosis and the Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique. Her interest in UFOs and contact began in 1961, when her aunt and uncle, Betty and Barney Hill had a close encounter and subsequent abduction in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.

She has been a researcher of UFO contact phenomena since 1990 and is the Mutual UFO Network’s (MUFON) Director of the Experiencer Research Team, a group of 30 specialists who offer support, nonjudgmental listening, and referrals to experiencers.

Her books are “Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience,” “Science was Wrong” and “Fact, Fiction, and Flying Saucers” with nuclear physicist/scientific ufologist Stanton T. Friedman (1934-2019), with whom she worked closely for nearly 14 years. Her book “The Alien Abduction Files,” with Denise Stoner, gives in depth coverage on two of her major cases and four additional cases that she personally investigated. Her fifth book “Extraterrestrial Contact: What to Do When You’ve Been Abducted” is a comprehensive guide to UFO abduction. She is a contributor to FREE’s “Beyond UFOs: The Science of Consciousness and Contact with Non Human Intelligence.” Her essays have been published in several additional books and magazines.

In 2018, she and Dr. Don C. Donderi completed a comprehensive study on 516 experiencers. It was her third major research study on experiencers. Her 50-page report was published in the “MUFON 2018 International Symposium Proceedings.”

She has given on-camera commentary on the Discovery, History, National Geographic, Destination America, Science and Travel channels and on several documentaries. Kathleen has lectured at conferences across the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and the UK. Additionally, she has appeared on a video lecture series for experiencers in China. 

Experiencer Session 1

Saturday July 18th – Open to the Public

TOPIC: Presenting Evidence that Contact with Non-human Intelligence is REAL!

Are you an experiencer of contact or abduction by non-human intelligent entities (NHI)? Or are you interested in the latest research findings from one of the world’s leading investigators of contact with NHI? If so, this workshop is for you. Kathleen presents evidence that contact with NHI is real and the methodology that has been developed to assist experiencers in learning to cope with this knowledge. You’ll learn the stages experiencers go through on their journey from denial to acceptance and what experiencers have in common that is not widely prevalent in the general population. You’ll hear some of the amazing things that experiencers have learned from NHI. On the contrary, if your contact has been of the negative type, you’ll learn suggestions on how to make them cease. Do you wonder about having hypnosis? Kathleen will offer information on the pros and cons of hypnosis and what it can accomplish. Her years of research, investigation, and work with experiencers have combined to give her insight into and a deep understanding of this incredibly perplexing area of study. 

Experiencer Session 2

Sunday July 19th – Limited Attendance

TOPIC: Roundtable Discussion on Contact Phenomena

Open to experiencers, their loved ones, and therapists ONLY. NO press. NO recording.

Sit back, relax and enjoy listening to Kathleen’s hypnotic voice lull you into a wonderful meditation that will leave you feeling relaxed and regenerated from head to toe. It is a form of protection that she facilitates with her hypnosis clients and teaches to experiencers. She and selected members of her team, MUFON’s Experiencer Research Team, will facilitate a round table of discussion on contact phenomena. Share your own abduction /contact experience in a safe and supportive environment and listen to what others have experienced. Gain insight that you may not have previously known and realize that you are not alone.

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