Contact in the Desert: UFO Event

If you can get away in June to the California Desert, this is THE event to attend! 

CONTACT in the DESERT, the Top UFO Conference Will Cover Recent CIA Information Releases and More June 3-6

Joshua Tree, CA - Contact in the Desert descends on Joshua Tree, California, one of the most famous UFO sighting areas in America, attracting thousands of UFO enthusiasts from all over the globe. Heading into its fourth year, CONTACT in the DESERT, the largest UFO Conference in the US will bring together noted experts in the field at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center June 3-6, to discuss some of the “X-Files” recently released by the CIA, the UFO work of the late American astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who appeared at the event last year, and much more.

Experts expected include CONTACT In the DESERT returnees Chariots of the Gods author Erich von Daniken, “Ancient Aliens” star Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, and George Noory host of “Coast to Coast AM,” along with new live presenters including Fingerprints of the Gods author Graham Hancock, popular “Ancient Aliens” expert David Childress, and best-selling author of the Communion series, Whitley Strieber.

On January 21 the CIA released numerous UFO files from the 1940s to the 1960s that were top secret until now. At CONTACT In the DESERT 2016 over 40 scientists, historians and researchers will discuss these files and other evidence in a serious, academic look at the UFO phenomenon, its impact on the human race and what it means going forward. CONTACT in the DESERT will explore alien technology, human origins, forbidden archeology, ancient aliens, and the “need to know” with the leading military experts, authors, and other theorists on the subject.

CONTACT in the DESERT has put together a powerful line up of the leading UFO and Ancient Aliens speakers, all in one weekend. This prestigious group will also feature Robert Bauval, David Jacobs, David Wilcock, Linda Moulton Howe, Walter Crittenden, Jim Marrs, Stanton Friedman, Richard Dolan, John Greenewald, Jason Martell, James Gilliland, Travis Walton, Laura Eisenhower, Daniel Sheehan, Mike Bara, Nick Redfern, Joel "Doc" Wallach, Jimmy Church and many more.

With ongoing crop circles and mass sightings more commonplace than ever, the recent CIA information release, and the Clinton presidential campaign’s stated interest in opening up the government’s UFO files, interest in Alien encounters has come into the mainstream. In addition to the USA, the United Kingdom, France, Mexico, Brazil, and several other countries have finally opened some of their UFO files in recognition of the right to know, resulting in accelerated public interest in these phenomena.

Breaking off into several tracks, the conference will focus on Ancient Alien studies, Contact Experiences, Sightings, Crop Circles, Abduction, other proof of alien visitation, and Government Interactions with Aliens.

Highlights of the Friday June 3 program include “The Next Step – Human Survival on Other Planets,” “Dark Star – The Binary Influence of Precession,” and “UFOs, Spirituality, and the Evolution of Consciousness.”Saturday’s exciting panels include “Science of UFOs and Derived Technology,” and “Planet X, Annunaki, & Their Impact Today.” And Sunday’s popular topics include the “Contact Experiences” and “They Walk Among Us: Government Secrecy and New Disclosures.”

In addition to the panels, lectures, and natural beauty included with a weekend pass, attendees are also able to purchase tickets for more than 20 workshops from the top UFO experts, including David Wilcock, Erich von Däniken, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, and a luncheon with George Noory. Night vision and fieldwork experiences will be available, and on Monday June 6, twelve of the presenters will each offer three-hour intensives.

The Joshua Tree Retreat Center, located at 59700 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA is the perfect setting for CONTACT in the DESERT. An underappreciated modernist gem, the spectacular center, set on an ancient sacred site, is the oldest and largest retreat center in the Western US and boasts outstanding architecture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his son, Lloyd Wright. Lodging options include extensive and beautiful campsites at the retreat center with bathroom facilities and a sparkling pool (however no hook ups).

There are also plenty of nearby hotels in Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Twentynine Palms, with special rates available for attendees. On-site rooms and suites are already sold out for the event, however there is dorm space available. The Center offers a variety of meal-plan options right on site.

Early-bird tickets for the event are $210 (or $395 per couple) until April 3. After that, regular tickets are $225 (or $425 per couple) until May 2, $240 (or $450 per couple) until June 2, and in the unlikely instance that tickets are available onsite, these will be $275 (or $525 per couple). Tickets and workshop passes are available at