International UFO Congress Now World's Largest UFO Convention

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17th Annual UFO Conference and Film Festival, Now the Largest Event of Its Kind, Adds New Events and Packages to Extended Eight-Day, Nine-Night Festival.

We're very excited about all the new events and the opportunities they create for people of all interests to come together

The International UFO Congress, a leading organization for the research and documentation of UFO and related information, today announced the extension of their 17th Annual UFO Conference and Film Festival to eight days and nine nights, making it the largest UFO convention in the world. The annual convention featuring 40 speakers and 35 exhibitors from around the globe will be held at the new Aquarius Resort and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada from February 23 through March 1, 2008.

The new marquee event of the UFO convention will be a live interview segment called "Conversations with Rob Simone." Simone, an acclaimed radio talk show host and ufologist, will be talking with noted Area 51 microbiologist Dr. Dan Burisch in front of an audience in a late-night talk show setting. The event will be the first of its kind in this new format that encourages audience participation; something the UFO Congress plans to make a mainstay of the convention for years to come.

Another new event at this year's convention will be a keynote presentation and banquet with renowned UFO researchers Philip Mantle and Spyros Melaris of the UK. The experts will be discussing the authenticity of the infamous Alien Autopsy Film as well as other current worldwide UFO phenomena.

"We're very excited about all the new events and the opportunities they create for people of all interests to come together," said Conference Organizer Nicole Irvine. "Along with the various conference packages, we're expecting record attendance numbers and, as always, to have fun educating people about the latest UFO research from around the world."

In addition to the six-day, seven-night "Traditional Package," the UFO Congress is offering a two-day, two-night "Weekend Package" and an eight-day, nine-night "Full Package," giving visitors several options to accommodate their needs. Individual passes and a la carte ticketing is also available for people seeking to attend specific events only.

Convention mainstays such as the Speaker Cocktail Party and the EBE Awards Banquet will also be a part of the extended conference, with two extra nights of viewing being added to the Film Festival. The Jerry Pippen Radio Show will be broadcasting live from the UFO Conference, covering each day's events and presentations along with a daily wrap-up.

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