The world’s largest UFO/UAP conference


Contact in the Desert




Indian Wells, CA, June 2-4th


This year, Contact in the Desert is launching their Ninth Annual conference focused on “What’s next” in the fields of ufology, forbidden archeology, government disclosure, alien phenomenon, Artificial Intelligence and more.


Recognized as the world’s largest UFO/UAP conference with over 60 lectures, 40 workshops, 11 panels, featured speaker intensives and special events such as tours to Giant Rock, and other interactive events.


CITD will be held June 2 to June 4, 2023 (Renaissance Resort, Indian Wells, CA). Contact in the Desert is renowned for its top line-up of experts, year after year. The event, attended by thousands in its previous eight shows, marks the return of celebrated speakers, with the exciting addition of new presenters, from all over the world.


This years’ speakers bring vast expertise on a wide variety of subjects, from ancient architecture to the mysteries buried beneath the snow in Antarctica. From the latest secrets disclosure has brought to light, to the latest groundbreaking scientific discoveries, and compelling new discussions on UFO/UAP technology. Up close and personal experiences with intergalactic visitors, and the future and ethics of AI.


Passes can be purchased through the Contact in the Desert website here! If you want to book a speaker to do a media interview or for media accreditation, please contact Chrissy Newton, [email protected]


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2023 Speaker Line-Up

Coast to Coast AM host, George Noory

Ancient Apoccalypse, Graham Hancock

World-renowned author & reporter, Linda Moulton Howe

Harvard Theoretical Astrophysicist, Avi Loeb PhD

Former British Government’s UFO project, Nick Pope

Computational neurobiologist and writer, Andrew Gallimore PhD

World-renowned author, Anthony Peake

Author of Ethical Artificial Intelligence, The Internet of Things and Smart Cities, Matthew J. Bailey

Ancient civilization technologies researcher, Jason Martell

Filmmaker, futurist and best-selling author, Caroline Cory

Science and history writer, Andrew Collins

Producer of Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis

Designer and systems architect, Adam Apollo

Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch Actual Ranch and Outpost & Tours, Duane Ollinger

TV and radio host, Richard Dolan

President & General Counsel for THE ROMERO INSTITUTE, Daniel Sheehan

American physicist, author, and ESP researcher, Russel Targ PhD

Member of the inactive Naval Reserves, Sean Cahill

Radars and lidars designer at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Mitch Randall

Biochemist, Biophysicist, Harvard PhD & NASA Scientist, Linda Ellison

CEO of FX Models, Marc D’Antonio

Author of Coronado: The President, The Secret Service and Alien Abductions, Yvonne Smith

Egyptology expert, Dr. Manu Seyfzadeh 

Alien Abduction & Government Disclosure, Nick Redfern

Visual Effects Supervisor, Mr. M

Veterinarian, naturopathic physician, author and lecturer, Doc Wallach

Retired Army intelligence officer, Desert Storm veteran, Paul H. Smith PhD

Research professor in psychology and information technology, Raul Valverde PhD

Mexican Contactee by several races of aliens since childhood, Alejandro Gonzales

Researcher of leading-edge technologies and the interplay of multiple solutions within a single project, Michele Meiners

World explorer, megalithomaniac and author, Hugh Newman

Veteran law enforcement officer, Jonathan Dover

Paranormal investigator and former Navajo Ranger, Stanley Milford Jr.

UFO and paranormal investigator, Ben Hansen

Chairman of the Advisory Board of MUFON, Paul Hynek

Military Aerospace investigator & Historian, Michael Schratt

Political activist, Disclosure advocate and executive director of Paradigm Research Group, Stephen Bassett

World-renowned esoteric researcher, clinical hypnotherapist, and writer, Jonny Enoch

Senior Astronomer and Institute Fellow at the SETI Institute, Seth Shostak

Unsolved Mysteries, Lost Technologies & Megaliths, Brad Olsen

Author of Divine Science: Finding Reason at the Heart of Faith, Michael Dennin PhD

Inventor and tech entrepreneur, Adam Curry

Worldwide UFO Statistics–Expert of Data Forensics, Cheryl Costa

Industrial science consultant and educator, Joel Garbon

Behavioral Analyst, Dea Martin

Social scientists, futurists and founders of The Academy For Future Science, Drs. JJ & Desiree Hurtak

Medium and Channel, Melinda Leslie

Co-founder of The Experiencer Group, Jay Christopher King

Co-host of “Intelligent Disclosure”, Tracey Garbutt

State Section Director for the Mutual UFO Network, Jennifer Stein

Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull, Bill Homann & Carole Davis

Founder of VOCAB Communications and award-winning PR professional, Chrissy Newton

Making Contact: Preparing for the New Realities of Extraterrestrial Existence, Alan Steinfeld

Radiation oncology physician who  founded the Near-Death Experience Research Foundation, Jeffrey Long

Electrical engineer who studies varied fields of quantum physics, cosmology, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and metaphysical anomalies, Jim Elvidge

Author of Astral Genesis – Astrological Keys To The Gods, Jason Quitt

Leading excursions out to Giant Rock, Eric Rankin

Host of the Cosmic Café at Contact in the Desert, Barbara Lindsey

Author of Wake Up And Do Something (How Extraterrestrials Change My Life), Michael O’Sedona


About Contact in the Desert

Contact in the Desert (CITD) is the world’s largest UFO/UAP conference. This year it will be focusing on WHAT’S NEXT in the fields of ufology, forbidden archaeology, government disclosure, alien phenomenon, Artificial intelligence and more.

CITD is renowned for its top line-up of experts. The event, attended by thousands in its previous eight shows, marks the return of celebrated speakers, with the exciting addition of new presenters, from all over the world!


Stay tuned for more information on our 2023 speakers, their presentations, and all the exciting events at Contact in the Desert 2023.







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