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Nick Pope - "UFOs and Government - an Insider's Perspective". He'll present his own work for the UK government, as well as recent developments concerning the Pentagon's AATIP program, US Navy encounters with UFOs, current Congressional interest, etc.
NICK POPE - LEADING UFO RESEARCHER
Author, journalist and TV personality Nick Pope worked at the UK Ministry of Defense for 21 years. His postings included being assigned to the Joint Operations Center during the Persian Gulf War, where he was a briefer in the Air Force Operations Room. He left the MoD in 2006 after his final posting, in which he served as an acting Deputy Director in the Directorate of Defense Security.
Between 1991 and 1994 Nick Pope was posted to a division called Secretariat (Air Staff) where his duties included researching and investigating the UFO phenomenon, mirroring the work done in America by the United States Air Force’s Project Blue Book. Although most sightings could be explained as misidentifications of known objects and phenomena, a small proportion appeared to defy any conventional explanation. These included cases where the witnesses were pilots, police officers and military personnel, cases where UFOs had been tracked on radar, and cases where there had been near-misses between UFOs and civilian aircraft. Nick Pope takes no position on the true nature of the UFO phenomenon, but can testify, based on his official research and investigation, that it raises important defense, national security and air safety issues.
While working on the MoD's UFO project Nick Pope also looked into alien abductions, crop circles, ghost sightings at military bases, and people who claimed to have psychic abilities and wanted to volunteer their services to the UK's intelligence agencies. When details of Nick Pope's work became public, after the introduction of the UK's Freedom of Information Act, the media started referring to him as the real Fox Mulder.
Because of his government background and his rational approach and views, Nick Pope is the film, TV industry and media's go-to guy on UFOs, the unexplained and conspiracy theories. He has done consultancy and promotional work on a wide range of Hollywood movies, TV shows and video games on these themes. He has worked for clients that include Microsoft, 20th Century Fox, 7-Eleven and Sony Pictures, and has been involved with movies such as Super 8, Battle: Los Angeles, Paul, The X-Files: I Want to Believe and the remakes of War of The Worlds and The Day the Earth Stood Still. He contributes regularly to various news programs, chat shows and documentaries, with appearances including Good Morning America, Today, Larry King Live, Nightline, Geraldo at Large, The Joy Behar Show, and Campbell Brown. He has been interviewed on TV news shows on ABC, NBC, CNN, Fox News and the BBC, and has appeared as contributor on numerous US and UK documentaries on networks including Science Channel, Smithsonian Channel, Discovery Channel, History Channel, and National Geographic.
Nick Pope is the author of five best-selling books, published by Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Dell, and Thistle Publishing. These are Open Skies Closed Minds, about UFOs, The Uninvited, about alien abductions, Encounter in Rendlesham Forest, about the UK's most famous UFO sighting, and Operation Thunder Child & Operation Lightning Strike, two sci-fi techno-thrillers about an alien invasion.
Recently, Nick Pope has been the public face of a program to declassify and release the entire archive of the British Government's UFO files. This ongoing process, which started in May 2008, has involved the release of around 55,000 documents, some of which were classified Secret UK Eyes Only. As Nick Pope worked on (and wrote) many of the documents concerned, he made a promotional video for the UK's National Archives, announcing the release, advised them on selecting cases of interest to the media, and has given literally hundreds of TV, radio, newspaper and magazine interviews to promote the story.
In his capacity as a freelance journalist Nick Pope has written numerous articles and features for newspapers (including most of the UK's national dailies), magazines and websites, on a range of subjects including the unexplained, conspiracy theories, fringe science, sci-fi, space, defense and intelligence - though there are strict limits on the last two subjects, in view of the UK's Official Secrets Act, which is binding for life. Nick Pope lectures all around the world, has addressed the Oxford Union and the Cambridge Union Society, as well as speaking at the Royal Albert Hall, the Science Museum, and at Global Competitiveness Forum 2011, where other speakers included President Bill Clinton and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.
PETER ROBBINS - AUTHOR AND UFO RESEARCHER
Peter Robbins is an investigative writer specializing in the subject of UFOs. He has more that thirty-five years’ experience as a writer, researcher, investigator, lecturer and author. A regular fixture on radio shows in the US and in the UK, he has appeared as a guest on and been consultant to numerous TV programs and documentaries. Robbins has spoken on UFOs, Dr. Wilhelm Reich, and related subjects at local, regional, national and international conferences as well as for schools, universities, libraries and organizations. He is co-author (along with Larry Warren) of the British best-seller Left at East Gate: A First-Hand Account of the Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident, Its Cover-Up and Investigation. He is the author of Deliberate Deception: A Case of Disinformation in the UFO Research Community, and Halt In Woodbridge: An Air Force Colonel’s Thirty-Year Fight To Silence An Authentic UFO Whistle-Blower.
Peter was born in New York City and studied art, design and theater at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He received a BFA in painting and film history from New York City’s School of Visual Arts where he taught painting for more than a dozen years. He was a member of the art faculties of St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn Heights NY and the Oklahoma Council on the Arts ‘Arts Encounters’ Program. Robbins secured his seamen’s papers after graduating from art school to work as a deckhand aboard a Norwegian freighter, then began his professional life as a painter. He was studio assistant to Abstract Expressionist painter Adolph Gotlieb, studio assistant to American primitive painter William Cply (correct spelling), and general assistant to pioneer kinetic light sculptor Stanley Landsman. He has also worked as a carpenter, construction worker, art gallery assistant, copywriter, editor, consultant, website director, crisis intervention volunteer, NYC tour guide and house manager for New York City’s Mirror Repertory Company and other NYC-based theater groups. Peter Robbins is an inveterate traveler and accomplished photographer and lives just outside of Ithaca, New York.
Who Should Come?
This is one alien event you don't wanna miss! It's a given that if you've attended any type of UFO Conference or have the slightest interest in extraterrestrial phenomena, UFO research at all you should be here! Those that love Ancient Aliens will not want to miss this! Those that have attended a MUFON conference or meetings should attend. If you've always wanted to see evidence surrounding some of the most spectacular UFO sightings and UFO events from history this is for you. Those that love sci-fi events, Fanboy or attend other comic cons this is definitely right up your alley as well. Basically, if you have the slightest interest in alien events reported in the news or extraterrestrial life this will be a pleasure to attend!
WILL PASSES BE SOLD AT THE DOOR?
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DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
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WILL THERE BE A BREAK IN-BETWEEN SPEAKERS?
Yes, and we will eat lunch at that time.