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45th Anniversary Conferences

This November is the 45th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and two conferences in Dallas will be commemorating that historical event, with invited speakers presenting discussion of the evidence and its wider context.


JFK Lancer's November in Dallas 2008 takes place on Friday, November 21 through Sunday, November 23 at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas. Confirmed speakers include:

   • Larry Hancock, author of Someone Would Have Talked
   • Gerald McKnight, author of Breach of Trust
   • Dick Russell, author of The Man Who Knew Too Much
   • John Kelin, author of Praise From a Future Generation
   • Jim Marrs, author of Crossfire
   • Ian Griggs, author of No Case to Answer
   • Rex Bradford, Mary Ferrell Foundation archivist
   • Aubrey Rike, Dallas ambulence driver
   • Ed Martino, son of John Martino

and many others.

There will also be a 2-hour bus tour of assassination-related sites running Thursday through Monday.

See the JFK Lancer website for more information and to register.


Also taking place on November 21 through November 23 is the annual meeting of COPA, the Coalition on Political Assassinations. The information below is excerpted from an emailing sent out by COPA's John Judge:

November 21-23 (Friday - Sunday)

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy: The Death of Democracy

45th anniversary of his assassination in Dallas

Regional Meeting of COPA in Dallas, TX

Hotel Lawrence, 302 S. Houston St. (at Jackson, off Dealey Plaza)

Single and double rooms for $79 per night for the 21st and 22nd.

Use the group code COPA08 to avail of special deal.

Registration for whole event: $50 on site.


Friday, November 21

Adolphus Hotel, 1333 Commerce St.

5:00 pm - Dinner and drinks at the Cafe Bistro, hotel lobby

7:00 pm - Keynote speaker [TBA], Mezzanine Level ($20 gate)

10:00 pm - Movies, Hotel Lawrence, 2nd floor rear

Saturday, November 22

Hotel Lawrence, 302 S. Jackson, at Houston

2nd floor rear for all events and resource room

9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Conference speakers $25 day rate

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Moment of Silence, speakers, Grassy Knoll

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Conference speakers

9:00 pm - Movies

Speakers: Walt Brown, Dick Russell, Gerald McKnight, Barr McClellan, John Kelin, Lyndon Barsten, Ben Rogers, Rex Bradford, William Kelly and others TBA

Sunday, November 23

Hotel Lawrence, 302 S. Jackson, at Houston

2nd floor rear for all events and resource room

9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Conference speakers and wrap up ($15)

12:00 pm - Lunch and day trip to Penn Jones archive, Pogue Library

Baylor University, Waco, TX

6:30 pm - Lecture in Dallas by John Judge on unrelated topic, location TBA

Registration on site, $50 whole event, day rates posted

COPA rate is $79 per night for single or double. Call 214-761-9090 or 877-396-0334 toll free

A DVD of the last Dallas conference is available free with a $50 donation to COPA

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