Convention Schedule, Guest Speakers & Locations


Thursday, September 14 – Devils Tower Inn Best Western

8:00 am Registration

10:00 am – 4:00 pm MUFON Field Investigator Training – Presented by Marc D’Antonio and Richard Beckwith

5 pm – 7 pm Press Conference/Opening Reception

7 pm – 9 pm Regional MUFON MEETING


Friday, September 15 – Devils Tower Inn Best Western

8:00 am Registration

9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome

9:15 am – 10:30 am Richard Beckwith – UFO’s are Real

10:45 am – 12:00 pm Travis Walton – alien abduction

12:00 – 1:30 OPEN LUNCH

1:45 – 3:00 Alejandro Rojas – Steven Spielberg: Ufologist

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm Marc D’Antonio – The Real Science of ET

6 pm – 7 pm No Host Reception

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Chuck Zukowski – Topic – Close Encounters of the Roswell Kind



Saturday, September 16 – Devils Tower Inn Best Western

9:00 am – 10:15 am Richard Beckwith – The Big Picture

10:30 am – 11:45 am Marc D’Antonio – UFOTOG II

11:45 – 1:30 OPEN LUNCH

1:45 – 3:00 Alejandro Rojas – Strange Alien Cases

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm Debbie Ziegelmeyer – Topic – True Life Close Encounters

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Banquet Dinner followed by Keynote Presentation – Devils Tower Golf Club

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Jan Harzan, MUFON Executive Director
Evidence of Extraterrestrial Contact from the MUFON Files



Festival Activities

Friday, September 15

7:30 pm Movie Night: Close Encounters of the Third Kind between Summit Nat’l Bank and the Civic Center. Bring your own lawn chairs!

9:00 p.m. Star Gazing with guest speaker and astronomer Marc D’Antonio at
Devils Tower Gulch

9:30 pm Live Band in the Alley behind the Ponderosa

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Saturday, September 16

7:30 am Registration Hulett Civic Center

9:30 am Parade line up at Hunter & Hwy. 24

10:00 a.m. Parade on Main Street Alien & UFO Theme CASH PRIZES – Tracy Bush Grand Marshall. Costume participants are encouraged to walk in the parade!

11:00 a.m. Costume Contest Hulett Civic Center
Contest Entry Fee: Kid’s Free – Juniors $5 – Adults $5
CASH PRIZES awarded in each group. Judging by Bert Juhrend Professor of Theatre at Black Hills State University

12:00 p.m. Live Music in the Alley behind the Ponderosa

1:00 p.m. Close Encounters Mashed Potato Tower Building Contest – between Summit Nat’l Bank and Hulett Civic Center

2:30 p.m. Judging for Barbecue Cook-off n the Alley between R Deli and Ponderosa


Vendors

Vendors will be located in the Hulett Civic Center Thursday, Friday and Saturday