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April 13, 2004

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Press Release           April 13, 2004    

Washington, DC - The 1st Annual Expolitics Expo - the X-Conference - will open on Friday at the Hilton Hotel in Gaithersburg, Maryland.   The website is: www.x-conference.com.

New developments:

Total attendance is now projected at 600, and same-day registration is available at the conference, which gets underway with the Speakers' Cocktail Party at 7 pm on Friday evening.

National recording artist, Vyktoria Pratt Keating, will be performing on Friday and Saturday evening, including cuts from her recent album, "Things that Fell from the Sky."

Political activist, commentator, columnist and independent congressional candidate, Stephen Bassett, will give the Keynote at the Saturday evening PRG Awards Banquet. It will be a true keynote and will include an open letter to the presidential candidates, a policy statement aimed directly at the U.S. Congress and the formal announcement of a new "campaign."

On Sunday night science activist, Richard Hoagland, will target NASA with a policy statement as to how NASA can galvanize public support and fulfill its mission to explore the Moon, Mars and beyond. NASA is a principal victim of the government imposed truth embargo regarding formal acknowledgment of extraterrestrial-related phenomena - past and present.

Press passes are available and 38 have been issued to date.

Contact Paradigm Research Group
202-431-2459

4938 Hampden Lane, #161, Bethesda, MD 20814 t ParadigmRG@aol.com t 202-431-2459 t 

 

 

April 5, 2004

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Press Release         April 5, 2004    

Washington, DC - Advance bookings for the X-Conference (www.x-conference.com) have now exceeded 500. Conference capacity is 1000. PRG strongly encourages political media to attend this event. It is the most powerful group of speakers ever assembled in one conference to address the political and governmental aspects of extraterrestrial-related phenomena. Press passes for the full conference are available and 28 have been issued. Two media rooms are reserved exclusively throughout the weekend for speaker interviews. The conference will be held at the Hilton Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Parkway on April 16-18, 2004 and is open to the public. A Day Pass is $45. A Two-Day Pass is $79.

Topics now include: U.S. government posture and actions with respect to extraterrestrial related phenomena, the government imposed truth embargo - the cover-up, the role (complicity?) of the media in the truth embargo, the role of the film industry, NASA, Mars Exoarcheology, foreign government's posture and actions, MJ-12 Documents, Philip Corso's legacy, the FBI connection, Dr. James McDonald's Legacy, Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, the Disclosure Project, the Rockefeller Initiative, Area 51, reverse engineering and incorporation of extraterrestrial technology, crash retrievals, underground bases, remote viewing, Jimmy Carter studies, politics of disclosure, the post-disclosure world.

While all of the X-Conference presentations are challenging and important, certain lectures will be of particular interest to political/government reporters. These are:

Dr. Michael Salla (Saturday, 9 am) - An academic interpretation of "Exopolitics."

Timothy Good (Saturday, 10 am) - one of the world's leading researchers in government programs and involvement with extraterrestrial-related phenomena.

Richard Dolan (Saturday, 11 am) - the author of "UFOs and the National Security State" - the definitive primer on the how and why of the government imposed truth embargo.

Nick Pope (Saturday, 2 pm) - a working member of United Kingdom defence projects dealing with extraterrestrial-related phenomena.

Dr. Robert Wood/Ryan Wood (Saturday, 3 pm) - the leading researchers into the extraordinary saga of the MJ-12 documents.

Dr. Bruce Maccabee (Sunday, 9 am) - a leading researcher and author of the "UFO/FBI Connection."

Terry Hansen (Sunday, 3 pm) - the author of "Missing Times: News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-up." Every journalist in the country should read this book, every journalist in the Washington metro area should attend this lecture.

Grant Cameron (Saturday, 7 pm) - co-author of the forthcoming book "U.S. Presidents and the Politics of Disclosure." White House correspondents will likely find this of particular interest.

Political journalists unable to attend in thei official capacity should consider attending as private citizens. The X-Conference is focusing on the most important political news story in history.

For more information and to reserve press passes contact:  Stephen Bassett  202-431-2459

4938 Hampden Lane, #161, Bethesda, MD 20814 t ParadigmRG@aol.com t 202-431-2459 t 

 

March 22, 2004

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Media Announcement                                                  March 22, 2004

Washington, DC – The failure to properly report and investigate extraterrestrial-related phenomena and the politics of disclosure and cover-up was the greatest failure of journalism in the 20th Century.   One of the goals of the X-Conference scheduled for the weekend of April 16-18 at the Hilton Gaithersburg is to help correct that deficiency.  Full information about the conference is found at:  www.x-conference.com.  Press passes are available providing access to all presentations and events (22 press passes have been issued to date).  Two media rooms will be provided for on-site speaker interviews throughout the weekend.

Leading up to the conference the following speakers are available for interviews about their presentations:

                                   Stephen Bassett:   X-Conference / Politics of Disclosure
                                Dr. William Birnes:   Col. Philip J. Corso
                                     Grant Cameron:   U.S. Presidents and the Politics Disclosure
                                     Philip Corso, Jr:   Col. Philip J. Corso
                                          Paul Davids:   Making of the Movie
Roswell
                                      Richard Dolan:   UFOs and the National Security State
                                          Ann Druffel:   Tragic Story of Dr. James McDonald
                                Stanton Friedman:   UFOs: Cosmic Watergate / Debunking the Debunkers
                                      Timothy Good:   Beyond Top Secret / Extraordinary Cases
                                    Dr. Seven Greer:   History of the Disclosure Project / Secrecy is Terrorism
                           Paola Leopizzi Harris:   Col. Philip J. Corso and Monsignor Corrado Balducci
                                 William Hamilton:   Area 51 / Case for Reverse Engineering
                           Richard C. Hoagland:   Mars Exoarcheology and NASA’s Dilemma
                                       Terry Hansen:   News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-up
                         Linda Moulton Howe:   Extraterrestrial Craft Retrievals and Evidence
                                    Dr. Scott Jones:   Nexus of Exopolitics and Global Peace
                                              Jim Marrs:   Rule by Secrecy / Remote Viewing
                           Dr. Bruce Maccabee:   UFO/FBI Connection / 1952 Washington, DC Sightings
                                             Nick Pope:   United Kingdom's “Blue Book” study / the UK UFO project
                                      Peter Robbins:   Strange Story of Defense Secretary James Forrestal
                                 Dr. Michael Salla:   Emerging Field of Exopolitics
                              Dr. Richard Sauder:   An Underground Empire of Military Bases
                  Dr. Thomas Van Flandern:   Mars Exoarcheology
          Dr. Robert Wood/Ryan Wood:   MJ-12 Documents / Authenticating the Documents

These speakers have between them over 200 years of research and/or activism and have published over 60 books.  For complete speaker bios and expanded topic information see the [Speakers] and [Program] sections at:  www.x-conference.com.  

The X-Conference is open to the public. 

To schedule a television or radio interview with an X-Conference speaker please contact:  Stephen Bassett: 202-431-2459 / ParadigmRG@aol.com

4938 Hampden Lane, #161, Bethesda, MD 20814 t ParadigmRG@aol.com t 202-431-2459 t 

 

 

March 2, 2004

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Press Release                                                                       March 2, 2004
1st Annual Exopolitics Expo - X-Conference
Hilton Washington, DC North/Gaithersburg - April 16-18, 2004
www.x-conference.com


Washington, DC
– Paradigm Research Group is pleased to announce two additions to the X-Conference.  Television journalist, lecturer and former CNN anchor, Cheryll Jones, will co-moderate the conference with Stephen Bassett.   Astronomer Dr. Thomas Van Flandern will present on Mars exoarcheology and faster-than-light travel.

The X-Conference is open to the public and is receiving interest from around the world with registrations coming in from Eastern and Western Canada, United Kingdom, Belgium, South Africa and Dubai among others.   Further, Congressional offices are sending official or unofficial representatives, and invitations are being sent to a number of presidential candidates to attend or send representation.   Standing offers have been extended to all candidates to speak briefly regarding their position toward extraterrestrial-related phenomena and the government imposed truth embargo.

Conference speakers will include Stephen Bassett, Dr. William Birnes, Grant Cameron (Canada), Philip Corso, Jr., Paul Davids, Richard Dolan, Ann Druffel, Stanton Friedman (Canada), Timothy Good (United Kingdom), Dr. Steven Greer, William Hamilton, Terry Hansen, Paola Harris (Italy), Richard Hoagland, Linda Moulton Howe, Dr. C. B. Scott Jones, Jim Marrs, Dr. Bruce Maccabee, Nick Pope (United Kingdom), Peter Robbins, Dr. Michael Salla (Australia), Dr. Richard Sauder, Dr. Thomas Van Flandern, Dr. Robert Wood and Ryan Wood.   These speakers have between them over 200 years of research and/or activism and have published over 60 books.

All X-Conference speakers are available for radio and television interviews regarding their presentation topics prior to the event.   Contact Paradigm Research Group.

Over 80% of the American people consistently indicate in national polls the government is lying to them regarding extraterrestrial related phenomena, and 50% believe extraterrestrial craft are the reason for worldwide sightings.  Any other major issue with these numbers would incite a firestorm of media attention and institutional investigation.

The Hilton Washington DC North is located at 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, Maryland.  It is a 3 Star, 3 Diamond hotel with unlimited free parking, metro access, conference facilities for 1500, banquet facilities for 300+ and is equidistant from all three major airports (Reagan, Dulles, BWI). 

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Paradigm Research Group was founded in 1996 to support the work of research/activist organizations addressing the science and politics of extraterrestrial related phenomena.

Contact:  Stephen Bassett, Executive Director    Email: ParadigmRG@aol.com      Phone: 202-431-2459

4938 Hampden Lane, #161, Bethesda, MD 20814 t ParadigmRG@aol.com t 202-431-2459 t 

 

 

January 2, 2004

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Press Release                    January 2, 2004
1st Annual Exopolitics Expo - X-Conference
Hilton Washington, DC North/Gaithersburg          April 16-18, 2004

Washington, DC – Paradigm Research Group announces the speaker lineup for the X-Conference has been set and includes 23 presenters from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, and Australia.  This is the strongest group of experts ever assembled to speak to the governmental, political and media aspects of 50+ years of a government imposed truth embargo on information confirming an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.   The official website is:  www.x-conference.com.

Speakers will include Stephen Bassett, Dr. William Birnes, Grant Cameron (Canada), Philip Corso, Jr., Paul Davids, Richard Dolan, Ann Druffel, Stanton Friedman (Canada), Timothy Good (United Kingdom), Dr. Steven Greer, William Hamilton, Terry Hansen, Paola Harris (Italy), Richard Hoagland, Linda Moulton Howe, Dr. C. B. Scott Jones, Jim Marrs, Dr. Bruce Maccabee, Nick Pope (United Kingdom), Peter Robbins, Dr. Michael Salla (Australia), Dr. Richard Sauder, Dr. Robert Wood, Ryan Wood.   The keynote speaker for the banquet will be announced later this year.

The X-Conference has been intentionally scheduled during the presidential election season (between the Colorado and Pennsylvania primaries), April 16-18, 2004, at the Hilton Washington, DC North.  In January, invitations will go out to all presidential candidates to attend the X-Conference, either in person or via representation.  Additionally, all candidates will be offered time to speak to the conference issues of extraterrestrial engagement and cover-up, which no presidential candidate, other than Democrat Heather Ann Harder in 1994 and 1998, has had the courage to do.  All members of Congress will receive similar invitations.  Over 80% of the American people consistently indicate in national polls the government is lying to them regarding extraterrestrial related phenomena.

The schedule, which is subject to change, now includes:  Saturday/Sunday:  20 lectures, 16 workshops, 2 discussion panels; Friday/Saturday: documentary film showings; Friday Evening: Speakers' Cocktail Party; Saturday Evening:  Banquet with Keynote Address; Sunday Evening:  Special Presentation.  During the Saturday evening banquet, PRG awards for Journalistic Courage (Sarah McClendon) and Political Courage (Congressman Steven Schiff), along with Lifetime Achievement, Disclosure and Hall of Fame awards will be presented.

The Hilton Washington DC North is located at 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, Maryland.  It is a 3 Star, 3 Diamond hotel with unlimited free parking, metro access, conference facilities for 1500, banquet facilities for 300+ and is equidistant from all three major airports (Reagan, Dulles, BWI). 

Paradigm Research Group was founded in 1996 to support the work of research/activist organizations addressing the science and politics of extraterrestrial related phenomena.

Contact:  Stephen Bassett, Executive Director                                                           Phone: 202-431-2459

4938 Hampden Lane, #161, Bethesda, MD 20814 t ParadigmRG@aol.com t 202-431-2459 t 

 

September 15, 2003

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Press Release                      September 15, 2003
1st Annual Exopolitics Expo - the X-Conference
Hilton Washington, DC North/Gaithersburg          April 16-18, 2004

Washington, DC - Paradigm Research Group is pleased to announce it will bring together in the Washington area the most powerful group of speakers ever assembled to focus on the governmental, political and media aspects of 50+ years of extraterrestrial related phenomena and state sponsored deception, disinformation and denial. And to make things more interesting, it will hold this conference in the middle of the 2004 presidential primary season.   Collectively, these speakers hold enough knowledge of government involvement with extraterrestrial related phenomena and the imposed truth embargo to end the cover-up tomorrow.  All it would take is for political leaders and journalists to pay attention.

The 1st Annual Exopolitics Expo - the X-Conference - will be held at the Hilton Washington DC North the weekend of April 16-18, 2004.  The website is located at: www.x-conference.com.

Conference producer, Stephen Bassett, stated, "Extensive effort will be made to inform the political media as well as congressional members and staff of this conference and the opportunity it represents to obtain in a single weekend a basic understanding of how and why the United States government sequestered from the American people the full truth of an extraterrestrial presence about the planet since at least the mid-1940's."   He added, "This conference has been designed and scheduled to be more than just an event, but to have impact on the disclosure process itself.  That process, underway in earnest since the end of the Cold War, leads to formal acknowledgment by the United States government of extraterrestrial beings engaging the planet." 

Speakers will include Stephen Bassett, Dr. William Birnes, Grant Cameron (Canada), Philip Corso, Jr., Paul Davids, Richard Dolan, Stanton Friedman (Canada), Timothy Good (United Kingdom), Dr. Steven Greer, Terry Hansen, Paola Harris (Italy), Richard Hoagland, Dr. C. B. Scott Jones, Jim Marrs, Dr. Bruce Maccabee, Nick Pope (United Kingdom), Dr. Michael Salla (Australia).........topping out at 20 speakers.

The schedule, which is subject to change, now includes:  Saturday/Sunday:  18-20 lectures, 13-15 workshops, 2-4 discussion panels; Friday/Saturday: documentary film showings; Friday Evening: Speakers' Cocktail Party; Saturday Evening:  Banquet with Keynote Address; Sunday Evening:  Special Presentation.  During the Saturday evening banquet, PRG awards for Journalistic Courage," "Political Courage," and "Lifetime Achievement," among others will be presented.

The Hilton Washington DC North is located at 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, Maryland.  It is a 3 Star, 3 Diamond hotel with unlimited free parking, metro access, conference facilities for 1500, banquet facilities for 300+ and is equidistant from all three major airports (Reagan, Dulles, BWI). 

Paradigm Research Group was founded in 1996 to support the work of research/activist organizations addressing the science and politics of extraterrestrial related phenomena.

Contact:  Stephen Bassett, Executive Director                                                           Phone: 202-431-2459

4938 Hampden Lane, #161, Bethesda, MD 20814 t ParadigmRG@aol.com t 202-431-2459 t