Field Investigator Training (FIT)

The Field Investigator Training (FIT) session will provide instruction on a number of different topics of interest to Field Investigators. Learn how to use your Mind, Voice, and Tools in the field when responding to a reported UFO sighting. Experienced Field Investigators give their opinions, facts, and procedures they have used successfully in the field to create detailed, scientific reports of sightings.


For information regarding the process of becoming a certified Field Investigator please visit

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

This event costs $99.00 in addition to your Symposium ticket.  You can purchase it here, along with your Symposium registration. 

FI Training Schedule:

Thursday 8/24/2023 8:00am – 5:15pm

FI Training will start at 8am and go until 5:15pm, which gives us roughly 9 hours, including Lunch.  Five-minute bathroom breaks in between all classes.

7:45 – Check-In

8:00-8:15 – David MacDonald gives intro & updates

8:20-9:20 – Advanced Interview Techniques – Marianne Robb & Chris Deperno

9:25-10:25 – ERT – George Medich

10:30-11:30 – Astronomy & UFOs– Jim Krug

11:35-12:20 – Lunch (45 minutes)

12:25-1:25 – Digital Forensics (Photo analysis, FR-24, Apps) – Tom Wertman

1:30-2:30 – Forensic Fieldwork – Chris Deperno & Marianne Robb

2:34-3:35 – Working a Case A-Z – Katie Paige

3:40-4:40 – MUFON Dive Team – Debbie Ziegelmeyer

4:45-5:15 – Q&A, Group Breakouts