First Conference of the German Cooperation Initiative UFO Research on June 24, 2017

On Saturday June 24, 2017, the German Cooperation Initiative UFO Research organises the first joint conference in Dipperz-Friesenhausen near Fulda. The conference is organised by DEGUFO, GEP, and MUFON-CES in equal parts.

The conference date has not been left to chance. On June 24th, 1947, the now legendary sighting of the American aviator Kenneth Arnold happened, who during a flight observed nine crescent-shaped objects in the sky near Mt. Rainier in the state of Washington, USA. Arnolds sighting initiated the still ongoing societal attention to the UFO phenomenon, is considered the starting point of the modern UFO phenomenon, and marks its 70th anniversary this year.

Conference venue and accomodation will be Rhön Residence in Dipperz-Friesenhausen (postcode 36160). The evening before (Friday, June 23) there will already be a joint dinner.

The conference program includes three presentations from a member of each of the organising associations and two presentations from external speakers both from Germany and abroad:

  • Monitored Airspace and UFOs / Jörg Kiefer, MUFON-CES
  • UFO in Zdany – A Touchstone for Polish UFO Research / Rafat Nowicki, Polen
  • Life Within Two Worlds – On the Psychosocial Consequences of So-called UFO Abduction Experiences / André Kramer, GEP
  • The Hessdalen Phenomenon / Bernd Dohmen (Pseud.)
  • Are UFOs a Topic for Scientific Research? / Andreas Anton, IGPP
  • Panel discussion with all speakers
    For conference registration please write to (Subject: Conference 2017)

If you register and pay until May 31, 2017, the conference fee for members of one or more of the organising associations is 25,00 EUR (non-members 30,00 EUR). If you register and pay until June 19, 2017, the conference fee for members and non-members is 40,00 EUR. After that date, only box-office registrations are possible, where the conference fee for a participant will be 45,00 EUR. (Costs of accomodation and meals are not included.)

Bank account:
Purpose of Transfer: Tagung 2017
IBAN: DE62 5405 0220 0000 1154 10
(Kreissparkasse Kaiserslautern)

The German Cooperation Initiative UFO Research would be very happy to welcome many participants to the conference.