About The Event

Our international Symposium brings together an international array of key thinkers in the fledgling academic study of unidentified aerospace phenomena (UAP) to discuss fundamental methodological, epistemological, and ontological questions surrounding the UAP phenomenon.

It will include an exploration and critical assessment of crucial social, political and cultural issues connected with this elusive phenomenon. In addition to talks presented by a subset of our distinguished participants, there will be several panel discussions on a variety of impactful UAP-related topics.

Major UAP research organizations and data-gathering teams will be hosting virtual booths in the exhibition hall, giving attendees a chance to directly connect with the exhibitors. In doing so, Limina hopes to encourage a cross-fertilization of ideas and an ecosystem of exchange among groups dedicated to the empirical study of UAP.

We would like to thank EnigmaLabs for their generous financial support, as well as a number of private donors whose contributions have helped make this event happen.

Symposium Participants

Our Symposium brings together a unique blend of distinguished scholars and researchers from the sciences,
the humanities and social sciences, along with accomplished non-academic professionals who have an
abiding interest in the serious study of unidentified aerospace phenomena.

Philippe Ailleris
Board Member
UFODATA Project

Hussein Ali Agrama, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. of Anthropology
University of Chicago

Andreas Anton, Ph.D.
Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health
IGPP, Freiburg

Babette Babich, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
Fordham University

Raul Berenguel, MSc, PhD
Affiliated to CTEC, University Fernando Pessoa
STELLAR

Michael Bohlander, Dr. jur.
Chair in Global Law and SETI Policy
Durham University, UK

David Clarke, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. of Media Arts & Communications
Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Daniel Coumbe, Ph.D.
Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology
Niels Bohr Institute

Silvano Colombano, Ph.D.
Sr. Researcher (Ret.)
NASA

Jörg Matthias Determann, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. of History
VCUarts, Qatar

Alan DiCenzo, Ph.D.
Contributing Member
Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies

Greg Eghigian, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Penn State University

Joaquim Fernandes, Ph.D.
Professor of History
University Fernando Pessoa | STELLAR

Stephen Finley, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. of Religious Studies
Louisiana State University

Jacob Haqq-Misra, Ph.D.
Sr. Research Investigator
Blue Marble Space Institute of Science

Rich Hoffman
Executive Board
Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies

Hakan Kayal, Ph.D.
Professor of Space Technology
University of Würzburg, Germany

Kevin Knuth, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
State Uni. of NY, Albany | UAPx

Jeffrey Kripal, Ph.D.
Chair & Dist. Prof. of Religious Studies
Rice University

Sarah Little, Ph.D.
Science Advisor
Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies

Illobrand v. Ludwiger, MS
Director 
IGAAP, Germany

Francisco Mourão Corrêa, MIM
Affiliated to CTEC, University Fernando Pessoa
STELLAR

Tim Murithi, Ph.D.
Extraordinary Prof. of African Studies
University of Free State, South Africa

Michael Nahm, Ph.D.
Research Affiliate
Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health (IGPP), Germany

Robert Powell
Executive Board
Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies

Joshua Pierson
Sr. Intelligence Advisor
Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies

David Rideout, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
University of California, San Diego

Mark Rodeghier, Ph.D.
Director
CUFOS

Bryan Sentes
Permanent Member, Faculty of English
Dawson College, Montreal Canada

Michael D. Silberstein, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
Elizabethtown College

W. Mark Stuckey, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
Elizabethtown College

Maeng Sunglyul, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. of Electrical Engineering
Woosuk University, South Korea

Karl Svozil, Ph.D.
University Professor of Physics
Technical University, Vienna

Matthew Szydagis, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. of Physics
State Uni. of NY, Albany | UAPx

Massimo Teodorani, Ph.D.
Independent Researcher; Astrophysics
SCU | Galileo Project

Gabriel de la Torre, Ph.D.
Clinical Neuropsychologist
University of Cadiz, Spain

Beatriz Villarroel, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
Nordic Institute for Physics, Sweden

Wesley Watters, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. of Astronomy
Wellesley College | Galileo Project

Alexander Wendt, Ph.D.
Prof. of Int'l Security & Political Science
Ohio State University

Mick West
Independent Researcher
Unaffiliated

Jinwoo Yu
Founder
Korean UAP Research Network (KURN)

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
University of Colorado, Boulder

Distinguished Guests

Ralph Blumenthal
Former reporter, NY Times
Author of "The Believer: Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack"


Ross Coulthart
Award-winning investigative journalist
Author of “In Plain Sight: An Investigation into UFOs and Impossible Science”


Leslie Kean
Independent journalist
Contributor, NY Times
Author of UFOs: Generals, Pilots
and Government Officials Go on the Record



Andreas Müller
Independent journalist
Editor of grenzwissenschaft-aktuell.de
Author of “Deutschlands UFO-Akten” (Germany's UFO-files)


Christopher Mellon
Fmr. Minority Staff Director of the Senate Intelligence Committee 
Fmr. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Since 2017, Mr. Mellon has tirelessly advocated for government transparency on and engagement with the UAP issue.


George Knapp
Long time reporter and investigative journalist for KLAS-TV (Las Vegas)
Frequent host of the show Coast To Coast AM
Peabody award winner and
Recipient of Edward R. Murrow awards for his journalism


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Agenda

February 5, 2023 09:00 am

Keynote Speaker - Anomaly: Searching for a Black Swan Event

Prof. Daniel Coumbe
Niels Bohr Institute

February 5, 2023 10:45 am

Extracting Lines of Sight and Reconstructing Object Motion from Noisy Video Data

Mr. Mick West
Independent Researcher

February 5, 2023 11:30 am

An Analysis of the April 25, 2013 Aguadilla, Puerto Rico IR Video

Mr. Robert M. Powell
Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies

Break 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

February 5, 2023 01:15 pm

Is Revising Inertia The Key to Zigzag Motion and ‘Anti-Gravity’?

Prof. Dr. Karl Svozil
Technical University, Vienna

February 5, 2023 02:00 pm

Testing the Possible Propulsion Mechanism of UAPs

Dr. Massimo Teodorani
Independent Researcher | SCU

Break 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

February 5, 2023 03:00 pm

Evidence Suggesting That Some UAPs Are Advanced Non-Human Craft

Prof. Kevin H. Knuth
State University of NY, Albany | UAPx

February 5, 2023 04:00 pm

Closing Panel of Journalists

Leslie Kean (organizer)
Independent journalist | Contributor, NY Times | Author of "UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record"

Ralph Blumenthal
Former reporter, NY Times | Author of "The Believer: Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack"

Ross Coulthart
Award-winning investigative journalist | Author of “In Plain Sight: An Investigation into UFOs and Impossible Science”

Andreas Müller
Independent journalist | Editor of grenzwissenschaft-aktuell.de | Author of “Deutschlands UFO-Akten” (Germany's UFO-files)

George Knapp
Long time reporter and investigative journalist for KLAS-TV (Las Vegas) | Frequent host of the show Coast To Coast AM | Peabody award winner | Recipient of Edward R. Murrow awards for his journalism

February 4, 2023 09:00 am

UAP research at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Prof. Dr. Hakan Kayal
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

February 4, 2023 10:00 am

Studying Anomalous Aerospace Phenomena in the Field: The History, Lessons and Future Prospects of Instrumented Projects

Mr. Philippe R. C. Ailleris
UFODATA Board Member

 

February 4, 2023 10:45 am

Searching for ET Probes with the Vanishing & Appearing Sources during a Century of Observations (VASCO) project

Dr. Beatriz Villarroel
Nordic Institute of Theoretical Physics

Break 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

February 4, 2023 12:30 pm

STELLAR – International Observatory of Anomalous Phenomena

Prof. Joaquim Fernandes
CTEC | University Fernando Pessoa

Mr. Francisco Mourão Corrêa
STELLAR

Prof. Raul Berenguel
STELLAR

February 4, 2023 01:15 pm

The Preliminary/Initial Results from The First Expedition of UAPx

Prof. Matthew Szydagis
State University of NY, Albany | UAPx

February 4, 2023 02:00 pm

The Galileo Project's Investigation of UAP using Ground-based Observatories and Satellite Data

Prof. Wesley Watters
Wellesley College | Galileo Project

Break 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

February 4, 2023 03:15 pm

Popular Conceptions of Unidentified Flying Objects Can Undermine Scientific Inquiry

Dr. Jacob Haqq-Misra
Blue Marble Space Institute of Science

February 4, 2023 04:00 pm

A Machine Learning Methodology for Filtering and Classifying Unformatted Natural Language Reports

Dr. Silvano Colombano
Sr. Researcher (Ret.) NASA

February 3, 2023 09:00 am

Introductory Remarks

Dr. Michael C. Cifone
Editor-In-Chief of Limina: The Journal of UAP Studies | Founder & President of the Society for UAP Studies

February 3, 2023 09:15 am

Keynote Speaker - The Flying Saucer Chronicles: Reflections on the History of Our Fascination with UFOs and Alien Contact

Prof. Greg Eghigian
Penn State University

February 3, 2023 10:43 am

Obsessed With UAPs: Psychological Aspects of the Phenomena

Prof. Gabriel G. de la Torre
University of Cadiz, Spain

February 3, 2023 11:30 am

Why We Will Never Explain the UFO: The History of Apophatic Mystical Literature as Guide

Prof. Jeffrey Kripal
Rice University

Break 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

February 3, 2023 01:15 pm

UAP, Truth Embargo and Amnesty Provisions: The Prospects for a Transitional Justice Approach

Prof. Tim Murithi
Member, International Coalition for Extraterrestrial Research (ICER) and Professor, University of Free State and University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

February 3, 2023 02:00 pm

Towards A Philosophy of Science of Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena

Prof. Babette Babich
Fordham University

Break 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

February 3, 2023 03:45 pm

A Silver Lining to Conservatism Towards Ufology

Mr. Jinwoo Yu
Founder of the Korea UAP Research Network: KURN

Prof. Sunglyul Maeng
Chairman of the Korean Ufological Society: KUFOS

February 3, 2023 04:45 pm

Closing Panel Discussion | Humanities and STEM Approaches to UAP Studies: A Dialogue

Mr. Bryan Sentes
Dawson College, Montreal Canada

Prof. Michael Zimmerman
University of Colorado, Boulder

 

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