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November In Dallas Conference
November 17-19, 2017
Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, TX

Welcome to the 22nd annual NID Conference held by JFK Lancer. Each year we honor the legacy of President Kennedy, and strive to better understand the facts of his assassination. Speakers and guests from all over the globe come together for this exciting event to share the latest findings in the case, revisit eyewitness testimonies, and dare to challenge the status quo. This year, our focus will be on the 3,000+ government documents that will be released in October, just one month before this year's conference.
 


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Early Registration Cost $130
Ticket price includes sessions by over 13 speakers, throughout the three-day conference! There will also be book signings, tons of opportunities to ask your questions, and a remembrance service held at Dealey Plaza. For more information on what to expect, please feel free to contact Larry Hancock.


"DISCONNECTION" // Why This Conference is so Unique
The perennial question of JFK research is, “"When will they release the rest of the JFK documents”"? A great many people have anticipated that when the withheld documents in the government’s JFK records collection are finally released, the quest will be over. – Some even seem to expect that the release will actually confirm that the government was aware of a conspiracy at the heart of the assassination and that the knowledge will finally be revealed. Others truly do not understand that literally millions of pages of records have already been released to the public domain, and that decades of Freedom of Information Work by researchers has already added substantially to that body of information.
A message from the Program Chair, Larry Hancock

Actually, we do know what is forthcoming in the 2017 release, in some detail. Profiling the 2017 release, discussing its limitations and anticipating its actual impact was a large part of last year’s November in Dallas program. This November, in Dallas, we will be making a serious effort to provide attendees with an early view of significant findings in the releases, a challenging task given that key presenters will have only weeks in advance of the conference to dig into thousands of pages of newly released and documents. But those are thousands of pages as compared to the millions already released. And the JFK research community has already used those documents, as well as access to actual materials available at NARA to expose the fundamental flaws in the official story of the JFK assassination. The official story of the event, that three shots fired by an emotionally unstable lone nut, an isolated young man with no connections to other individuals or groups, someone totally unknown and “off the radar” of law enforcement and national intelligence, is simply false. We know that now and we have the evidentiary records and documents to prove that assertion. To stress that point, the theme for this year’s overall conference will be that of “"Disconnection"”, the disconnection of the official story from the historical reality.
We will be offering a variety of presentations which focus on that theme, the inherent disconnections embedded in the picture offered to the public by the Warren Commission report of 1964. Disconnects now thoroughly exposed by what can be documented as both legal and scientific issues with the evidence which it used to build its case, as well as the picture it painted of Lee Harvey Oswald. A picture intentionally falsified due to certain very real intelligence and security concerns, part of reactive effort which began to obscure the true history of the event within hours of the shots being fired. It is time for the final records releases but it’s also time to expose the historical farce which became the official dogma of the event. Join us in Dallas in November as we continue to do just that.



2017 Conference Speakers
Russ Baker
Baker’s career has been about finding out what really happened, and presenting it to the public in a compelling, entertaining, thoughtful manner. In his reporting and writing, he brings the best of mainstream balance and rigor to the alternative media, and the best of the alternative media's passion for the truth to the mainstream. Baker’s investigative reporting, analysis pieces, features, and essays on politics, power, and perceptions have appeared in many of the world’s finest publications. His best-selling book, "FAMILY OF SECRETS: The Bush Dynasty, The Powerful Forces That Put it in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America" is published in all formats. In 2005, Baker founded a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization called WhoWhatWhy
Alan Dale
Alan Dale will be our moderator for the conference. He is the host of JFK Lancer: Conversations, an on-line interview program featuring in-depth discussions with prominent authors, historical researchers, and notable personalities associated with the study of President Kennedy’s assassination. He is a full-time professional jazz musician and band leader, a lifetime student of American history whose parents were active as supporters and volunteers in the political campaigns of John and Robert Kennedy. He is the administrator of jfkessentials.com.
Brian Edwards
Edwards served as a police officer with the Lawrence, Kansas Police Department for 22 years and served 7 years on the department’s tactical response team as a counter-sniper. Today, Brian is as an insurance investigator with a company out of Dallas. He holds both an undergraduate and graduate degree in Criminal Justice from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and served as an adjunct instructor in the Criminal Justice Department for 10 years. Edwards began studying the JFK assassination in 1969 and has collected over 400 books on the subject. Brian, along with Casey Quinlan, published “Beyond The Fence Line: The Eyewitness Account of Ed Hoffman and the Murder of President Kennedy”, now available on Kindle. Brian is currently working on "A Tactical Analysis of the Assassination of President Kennedy". He was awarded the JFK Lancer Mary Ferrell "New Frontier" Award, 2011.
Chris Gallop
Chris was mentored by author/researcher J. Gary Shaw who he met in 1987. Chris was introduced to 1st generation researchers such as Penn Jones, Jr., Mary Farrell, Bud Fensterwald, Larry Harris, and Larry Howard where he honed his research skills. Chris is holds an annual Luncheon & Symposium in Mansfield, TX. He is also an administrator of several Facebook forums and groups which include “JFK-The Continuing Inquiry”, “A Tribute to Roger Craig”, “John F. Kennedy-Europe”, and “LBJ and the Murder of JFK”. He is the owner of jfk.thecontinuinginquiry.com. Chris will have a table in the Conference book room again this year offering many items of interest. He is devoted to the JFK research community, lending his expertise and working closely with JFK Lancer to provide and assist with the important witnesses and research sources.
Larry Hancock
Larry Hancock brings his formal training in history and cultural anthropology to his research and writing on Cold War history and national security subjects. Following service in the US Air Force, his career in computer/comm and tech marketing led to consulting on strategic analysis and planning studies. Lovingly known as a “document geek”, he has researched and published several collections of CIA, FBI and military documents prior to beginning his writing efforts. His document work led to his becoming a board member of the Mary Ferrell Foundation. With seven books in print, his most recent works include an exploration of long term patterns in covert action and deniable warfare (“Shadow Warfare”), the effectiveness of national command authority and command and control practices (“Surprise Attack”) and the national intelligence problem of UFOs (“Unidentified”). He has received the prestigious Mary Ferrell New Frontier Award for the contribution of new evidence in the Kennedy assassination case, and the Mary Ferrell Legacy Award. Visit Larry's Site.
David Josephs
David Josephs is an accomplished researcher and writer on the JFK assassination, the consequences of sovereignty, bankers and lawyers, and the history of spying. Josephs is published on Kennedys and King (formerly CTKA). He has also offered a 6-part series focusing on the events which place Oswald in and out of Mexico, as opposed to the events within the Cuban and Russian buildings. The evidence itself betrays the conspiracy's phases, and illustrates the lengths the FBI would go to distance itself from Oswald. He enjoys creating images which juxtapose the truth of the evidence with the lies of the conclusions. Josephs has appeared on The Lone Gunman as well as Black Op Radio.
Andrew Kreig
Kreig is a public affairs commentator who frequently connects the relevance of the JFK, MLK and RFK assassinations to current affairs to show their continuing importance to new audiences. An attorney and non-profit executive for a quarter century in Washington, DC, he founded the Justice Integrity Project to expose under-reported stories and their impact. His board memberships include Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA), whose PR committee he leads. He publishes CAPA’s updated online readers guides, which list leading books, films and events about the JFK, MLK and RFK deaths. His investigative work includes exposE9 books about the news media (Spiked) and White House (Presidential Puppetry). He earned law degrees from Yale School and the University of Chicago. He has lectured in major cities on five continents and analyzed current affairs for broadcast audiences.
Michael Mercades
Dr. Marcades has been involved in choral/instrumental conducting and performance for over three decades. Presently, he serves as Head Choir Director at Odessa High School, a 6A educational institution with over 4,000 students. Marcades authored a new book about his mother, Melba Christine Youngblood (Rose Cherami), called "Rose Cherami: Gathering Fallen Petals." Marcades, Rose's only son, pieces together the fragments of her troubled life - involving substance abuse, prostitution, and violence - to reveal startling truths about the events leading up to the assassination of President John Kennedy and what Rose may have known. Based on true events, JFK Lancer's Gathering Fallen Petals is an incredible and historically accurate account of one woman's struggle to overcome her demons.
Mary Ann Moorman Krahmer
Mrs. Moorman Krahmer, a young housewife and mother, went to downtown Dallas to take a picture of President Kennedy for her grandson. She and her friend, Jean Hill, found the perfect spot to take photos that day, right in lovely Dealey Plaza. Using her new Polaroid camera, she took a split-second photo of the shot that killed President John F. Kennedy. For the past 52 years, Mary Ann has been a supporter of the JFK assassination research community by speaking out publicly and to groups of interested people, young and old. Taking her photos, some of the most famous in the world, was not the entirety of her life but kept her on a path of wondering what the truth of the president's death and the wounded Texas govenor, John Connally.
Jeff Morely
Morley has written about the JFK story for national publications and was awarded the 2009 PEN/Oakland Censorship Award for his JFK reporting. He is author of "Our Man in Mexico; Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA". Morley is a veteran Washington journalist. He started his career as an editor at the New Republic. He also served as Washington correspondent for The Nation and Spin magazine. From 1992 to 2007, he worked at the Washington Post as an editor in the "Sunday Outlook" section, a reporter in the Metro section, and as author of the "World Opinion Roundup" column for washingtonpost.com. Morley has been published in New York Review of Books, The Nation, The New Republic, Slate, American Prospect, Spin, Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times, Foreign Service Journal, and the New York Observer. Morley's lastest work, "Snow-Storm in August" was published by Nan Talese/Doubleday.
Gary Murr
Murr was the first Canadian to purchase a set of the original 26 volumes of testimony and exhibits published by the Warren Commission and spent his initial research years assembling various materials for Harold Weisberg. He was an early contributor to the research of Fred Newcomb and Perry Adams and arranged numerous contacts for the authors of the major Canadian radio documentary, “Though Shalt Not Kill.” He conducted research trips to the National Archives, College Park, Maryland, between the years 1997 and 2003, amassing unreleased documentation, which formed his extensive three volume trilogy on the wounding of Texas Governor John Connally, “Controlling The Past.” In his study "Forgotten", he worked to trace and reveal the true history of the alleged assassination ammunition, 6.5mm Mannlicher Carcano, manufactured by the Western Cartridge Company of East Alton, Illinois.
John Newman
Dr. John Newman is a former Army Intelligence officer, expert in Far Eastern studies, a scholar of Christian Theology and comparative religions, historian and an educator. He is an author whose research has led to revelations about America's hidden histories. He wrote 1992's "JFK and Vietnam", 1995's "Oswald and the CIA", which was updated for the 2008 edition, and 2011's "Quest For The Kingdom: The Secret Teachings of Jesus in the Light of Yogic Mysticism". Dr. Newman's latest work, "The Assassination of President Kennedy, Volume 1: Where Angels Tread Lightly" is now available from Amazon.
Chuck Ochelli
Chuck Ochelli is an independent media Talk Radio show Host also known as "The Blind JFK Researcher". His study of the JFK assassination spans nearly 3 decades and is consistently featured on "The Ochelli Effect", striving to educate the public in the historical realities of 11-22-63, which continue to influence the world today. This will be the first JFK Conference in which Mr. Ochelli has participated.
Casey J. Quinlan
Quinlan is a retired Social Studies Instructor and has been in the classroom for 40 years. He has a Master’s in American History from Emporia State University and is currently an Adjunct Professor with the Criminal Justice Department at Washburn University and the Continuing Education Program at Ottawa University. 30 years ago, Quinlan formed an educational organization entitled “Project JFK/CSI Dallas” where his students toured Dallas, visited the assassination site in historic Dealey Plaza and met actual eyewitnesses. He served as a consultant for A&E helping to establish Oliver Stone’s historical documentation of the film, “JFK”. He co-authored, “Beyond The Fence Line: The Eyewitness Account of Ed Hoffman and the Murder of President Kennedy”. He was awarded the JFK Lancer Mary Ferrell "New Frontier" Award, 2011
Randolph H. Robertson M.D.
Robertson, from Cookeville, Tennessee, is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology. He presented for the National Association of Medical Examiners, “Post-mortem Radiography in an Analysis of the Assassination of John F. Kennedy”. He testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Legislation and National Security Subcommittee on Government Operations on the Effectiveness of the President John F. Kennedy Records Collection Act in Washington D.C. He was originally granted permission to view the original autopsy materials held at the National Archives in 1992 by Burke Marshall and again in 2015 by Senator Paul Kirk. In 2015 he viewed the images created by Kodak for the AARB from the roll of 120 film exposed to light during the autopsy. He is the only Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist outside governmental review panels to have seen the original autopsy materials. He is also a board member of the Assassination Archives and Research Center.
Carmine Savastano
Carmine Savastano is an author, researcher, and Editor-in-Chief of the Neapolis Media Group. His writings focus on intelligence, government, and international politics. He has studied legal documents for years, written over sixty research articles based on verifiable evidence, makes regular appearances in the independent media, and had several research findings accepted by the Mary Ferrell Foundation and Assassination Archives and Research Center.
Gary Shaw
Shaw, a first generation reseacher, co-author of the book "Cover Up, The Governmental Conspiracy to Conceal the Facts About the Public Execution of John Kennedy" (1976), is from Cleburne, Texas. He formerly acted as co-director with the late Larry N. Howard of the JFK Assassination Information Center in Dallas. Shaw also worked with Mary Ferrell to produce the Assassination Syposium on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy" (ASK) held in Dallas in the 1990's. His second book, "JFK: The Conspiracy of Silence and Trauma Room One" (2001) with Parkland Hospital doctor, Charles Crenshaw, and D. Bradley Kizzia, became a sensation when the book contents were disputed in the Journal of American Medical (JAMA) leading to a lawsuit. Crenshaw won a hard-fought court settlement over the damage to his reputation. Shaw was awared the Mary Ferrell JFK Lancer Pioneer Award in 2015.
Bill Simpich
Simpich is a civil rights attorney and an antiwar activist in the San Francisco Bay Area. The main areas of his law practice are government misconduct and toxic tort violations. He also writes for publications such as Truthout, Counterpunch and OpedNews. He considers the assassination cases to be a poorly understood area of civil rights violations. To preserve cold cases, he is preparing a proposed JFK Preservation of Evidence Act that would be applicable in both of these areas of the law and administered by a citizen panel similar to the ARRB. His study of the JFK case focuses on the documentary evidence, rather than firearms, acoustics, and other forensic evidence. He was awarded the JFK Lancer Mary Ferrell "New Frontier" Award, 2011
Stu Wexler
Wexler is a teacher of World History, AP Government at Hightstown High School, Hightstown, NJ. His JFK assassination research has focused on the issues connected to the chemical analysis of the ballistics material, in which he has collaborated with chemist Tom Pinkston. Wexler is a regular speaker at JFK Lancer’s NID Confence, as well as at the Wecht conference, and the AARC conference; several of those times were opposite Dr. Kenneth Rahn, NAA advocate, from the University of Rhode Island. Wexler’s other Kennedy interests focus on Oswald's background and associates leading up to November 22nd. He co-authored the book, "The Awful Grace of God," with Larry Hancock, on the MLK assassination. He was awarded the JFK Lancer Mary Ferrell "New Frontier" Award, 2011.


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