Past Annual Symposiums

SAVE THE DATE!

The 2013 UNO UFO Symposium will be held Saturday, March 16, 2013.

The 4th Annual UNO UFO Symposium will be held on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus at 60th and Dodge Streets in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) building.  

$10 all day admission
$5 for students with student ID
$5 for MUFON members

Tickets available at the door ------------Free Parking!  ------------- Doors open at 8:30am.

Speakers lined up include:

Matt Judah and Professor Dave Pares, with an extraordinary update on laboratory micro space warp technology.
Fred Zewe, "The Art of Close Encounters"  Alien portrait pictures and experiencer's stories from their own Close Encounters.
Steve Snodgrass, President of the Omaha UFO Study Group will return with an unorthodox presentation, "The End of UFOlogy"
Greg Andersen, State Director, Iowa MUFON will provide a history of UFO sightings in the midwestern United States
Matt Judah and John Powers will provide you with an exciting paranormal update
KEYNOTE:  Dr Jack Kasher, UNO professor emeritus of physics and astronomy

4th Annual UNO UFO Symposium Schedule of Events
8:50am                Welcome by UNO UFO Study Group President Kyle Finley

9:00-9:55am    Paranormal Investigation Update
                           by Matt Judah and John Powers, STAR Team Member and MUFON Field Investigator

10:00-10:55am The End of UFOlogy
                          by Steve Snodgrass, President of Omaha UFO Study Group

11:00-Noon     UFO Sightings:  History of the Midwest
                          by Greg Andersen, Iowa MUFON State Director

12:00-1:00pm     Bring your own lunch

1:00-1:55pm    The Art of Close Encounters
                          by Fred Zewe, Nebraska MUFON Field Investigator

2:00-2:55pm  Micro Space Warp Update:  Laboratory Findings
                           by Matt Judah and Dave Pares

3:00-4:30pm    KEYNOTE Address
                            Dr. Jack Kasher, UNO Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy and Nebraska MUFON State Director

4:30-5:00pm    Question and Answer Plenary Session



Purpose of the Annual Symposium
The UNO UFO Study Group, Omaha UFO Study Group, and the Nebraska Chapter of MUFON sponsor an Annual Symposium on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  The symposium is designed in keeping with the mission of the UNO UFO Study Group:  to look at the logical and rational scientific explanations of the UFO phenomenon.  While preference is given to papers that address UFOlogy from a perspective using the scientific method of inquiry, all ideas and subject matter are welcome and will be considered.  

This web page serves as a request for papers to make a presentation (at your own expense) at our Annual Symposium.  Please click on the  'contact' page on the sidebar to propose a presentation on a subject of your choice at our next symposium.

Click Here for a map of the UNO Campus located at 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182, and then click on College of Public Affairs and Community Service.  Click on the photo below to enlarge.  You are looking on the map for CPC.  FREE PARKING ON CAMPUS




All still photography credit Copyright 2013 K. Kempkes; Official photographic artist for UNO UFO Study Group




Both Clubs received the University of Nebraska-Omaha Program of the Year 2011-12 award for our Paranormal Symposium.

Our symposium was also mentioned in the Omaha World Herald. Click the link to read all about it. 

If you missed our 3rd Annual Paranormal Symposium or if you just want to relive all of the fun; click on the link below to download information from our Keynote Speaker, professor emeritus of Astronomy and Physics at the University of Nebraska - Omaha , Dr. Jack Kasher's presentation "A Case Study of an Abduction".

We also have a PDF of all of the files and images that Dr. Kasher presented, here.

Please visit the projects page for access to some of the presentation content presented at the 2012 Symposium

Come join us in 2013 at the College of Community Affairs and Public Service (CPACS) on the campus of the University of Nebraska Omaha for our UFO Symposium.  Your paltry admission fee will gain you entrance to an all-day extravaganza of interesting, enlightening and entertaining presentations on topics related to UFOs and Extraterrestrial life.  More than that, your admission fee will go directly to local research, investigation, scientific measurement equipment and technology to help us get to the bottom of the UFO phenomenon.

All still photography credit Copyright 2013 K. Kempkes; Official photographic artist for UNO UFO Study Group


March 10-11, 2012 3rd Annual Paranormal/UFO Symposium Schedule
 
Sunday March 11, 2012    9:00am - 5:30pm
9:00am-9:45am
Registration, networking.  Meet Hosts and former guests from the UNO UFO Study Group's "Spooky Action at a Distance" Radio Show, and the UNO Paranormal Society's "On The Fringe" radio show.

9:45am                Welcome by UNO UFO Study Group President Kyle Finley (UNO Information Technology Student)
 
9:50-10:50am     UFO Hunting:  Equipment, Hardware, Software
                            and NEW Fractal Analysis for UFO Imagery
                            by Matt Judah and Dave Pares
 
11:00-12:00am   Revisiting Integral UFOlogy
                            by Steve Snodgrass, President, Omaha UFO Study Group
                           
12:00-1:00pm     Provide your own lunch.  
 
1:00-2:00pm       Potential Propulsion Systems for UFOs
                            by Dave Pares, MUFON Nebraska State Section Director                      
 
2:10-3:10pm       Alien Spirituality?...and the Hyper-High Strangeness of Screen Memory
                            by Beverly Trout, former state director for the Iowa Chapter of MUFON
3:20-5:00pm       Keynote:  A Case Study of an Alien Abduction
                            by UNO Professor Emeritus Dr. Jack Kasher
 
5:00-5:30pm        Open Panel Discussion
 
Location:  College of Public Affairs and Community Service, (CPACS Room 101)
                 University of Nebraska at Omaha Campus

All still photography credit Copyright 2013 K. Kempkes; Official photographic artist for UNO UFO Study Group












All still photography credit Copyright 2013 K. Kempkes; Official photographic artist for UNO UFO Study Group





History

The 2nd Annual UNO UFO Symposium was held on April 2nd, 2011 at the Milo Bail Student Center.  Another great lineup of local and regional speakers made presentations on a variety of topics pertaining to abductions, evaluating UFO/ET claims, a revised history of UFOs in Nebraska and an update on Space Warp technology research.  The event was covered by two local network television stations, regional newsprint and was featured on SIRIUS satellite radio's Howard Stern Show in "The News with Robin Quivers" segment on April 4, 2011.  Click Here to listen to Howard goof on our Symposium.

April 3, 2011 2nd Annual Symposium Schedule

9:00am-9:45am
Registration, networking.  Meet Hosts and former guests from the UNO UFO Study Group's "Spooky Action at a Distance" Radio Show, and the UNO Paranormal Society's "On The Fringe" radio show.

9:45am                Welcome by UNO Sophomore student Kyle Finley

9:50-10:50am     Nebraska UFO History 101
                          by Greg Andersen, Iowa MUFON Field Investigator

11:00-12:00am   Alien Abduction Experiencers
                          panel discussion hosted by Fred Zewe, Nebraska MUFON Field Investigator

12:00-1:00pm     Bring your own lunch.  Dave Pares Update on Space Warp

1:00-2:00pm       Integral UFOlogy:  A New Method for Evaluating UFO/ET Claims
                          by Steve Snodgrass, President of Omaha UFO Study Group

2:10-3:10pm       Alien Abductions
                          by Beverly Trout, former state director for the Iowa Chapter of MUFON

3:20-5:00pm       Keynote:  UFOs are Real!
                          by UNO Professor Emeritus Dr. Jack Kasher

On April 3, 2010 the UNO UFO Study Group, Omaha UFO Study Group, and the Nebraska Chapter of MUFON held its 1st Annual UFO Symposium at the Milo Bail Student Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  A superb lineup of local speakers submitted papers and made presentations on wide ranging topics.  

April 3, 2010 1st Annual Symposium Schedule

10:00 to 11:30am      Space Warp                    
                                by Dave Pares, Professor of Geography and Meteorology at UNO

10:00 to 11:30am      Bigfoot: A Living Attack on Pseudoscience
                                by John Powers, graduate student at UNO

10:00 to 11:30am      Alien Abductions
                                by Fred Zewe

11:30 to 12:30pm      Lunch (on your own)

12:30 to 2:00pm        Crop Circles
                                by Rich Webb, regional expert on crop circles and member of International Crop Circle Researcher's Association

12:30 to 2:00pm        Space Warp (continued)
                                by Dave Pares, Professor of Geography and Meteorology at UNO

12:30 to 2:00pm        Nebraska UFOs
                                Greg Andersen, MUFON Field Investigator, Nebraska and Iowa

2:15 to 3:45pm          UFOs are Real
                                Dr. Jack Kasher, Phd, Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska at Omaha

4:00 to 5:00pm          Panel Presentations and Question & Answer session








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