Mark Your Calendars!
AAPS 15th ANNUAL
CONFERENCE ON ANCIENT AMERICA, Oct. 4-6, 2019
Island Resort/Casino/Convention Center, Harris MI
Phone Island Hotel direct
We have secured a number of rooms
until Sept 15th @ Rates: Fri-Sat, $128/night; Weekdays, $90.95/night
Mention block #1340SY
Co-Sponsored by Ancient American Magazine
Our first four events at THE ISLAND went extremely well during the first October weekends of 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018.
We expect 2019 to be just as fine. Island management is very friendly and supportive, service & food are great, AV equipment needs and the facilities; All Excellent!
Speakers/authors/researchers are eager to secure a slot to share their knowledge and seekers are eager to see and hear them.
We have the entire space in the convention center for meals, exhibits, sales, activities and can seat up to 150 in the presentation room.
We have several new speakers and several of our favorites, and some updates on "old" topics:
* Joan Conover who will speak on the Mysterious, Complex, Canals and Earthworks of the Southern Mississippi, and their Connection to Ancient Copper Trade. Her article on similar canals and earthworks in the Amazon was in a recent Ancient American Magazine.
* Jay Wakefield, author-researcher, has been recently to Easter Island and will share some of the latest on "Rapa Nui" The Mysterious Moai Statues AND the Baleric Bronze; Etruscan Bronze of Spain.
* Ron Rademacher, will bring us some new analysis and interpretation of the "MacIntosh Stone"
* Dr. Lee Pennington, "The Brandenburg Stone: Ancient American Monument" This is an amazing stone that was found near Brandenburg, KY in 1912 and is one of the more controversial stones in America. It was featured on Scott Wolter's America Unearthed.
* Wayne May, Publisher of Ancient American Magazine and co-sponsor of this event is urged to give us a good over-view of the "Michigan Tablets" aka "Michigan Relics". It's been a long time since we have seen a program on this important collection.
* Dave Gutkowski "Newly Discovered Megalithic Archaeoastronomy Site in North America" (Eastern Pennsylvania). Dave bought the land upon which all this stone treasure lies.
* Rick Osmon, Author/researcher always has something interesting to share. "A Very Long Canoe Ride; a direct route from Isle Royale to Poverty Point"
* Gerard Beaulieau - Found an out of place amphora near his home in Newfoundland and it changed his life. After networking with Lee Pennington and Judy, he has decided to share his research and learn from others. "How Did a Roman Amphora Get to Newfoundland, and Where are The Red Paint People Today?"
* Larry Corrigan - Larry Corrigan, a professional woods-walker (sawyer) from the Keweenaw, found an object that is changing his life. He'll be sharing to see what you may think about his find: "Queztalcoatl in the Keweenaw?"
* Bob Kreipke & Crew, including Jo Lorichon: Report on recent research and significant discoveries in The U.P., Keweenaw and Beaver Island.
* Earl Meshigaud - Director of the Potowatomi Cultural Center (aka Turtle Center) where they generously share space with us for the AAPS Collection, will share his knowledge about his people's history and how they came to what and who they are today. And how AAPS works synergistically with them.
* Karl Hoenke - Population Replacement in Europe 5,000 – 4,000 BC; Impact on North America?
* Lon Kreiger - The Paleo-horse and Plow; and the Adena garden wheel in the creation of the ancient garden beds (Farming on an Industrial scaled around the Great Lakes-)
* Steve Spyrison - Connecting the Dots; Exploring Plausibility of the Atlantean-Lemurian Mythologies
* Sarah Kohler: Updates and new stone finds on her land in Massachusetts.
We close the programs with our friends,
* Duane Kinnart and * Bruce Hardwick on Sunday morning. They listen through all the programs and are spirit-led to share their own thoughts. Ending by Noon
Noon – Optional Lunch in Five Bridges – You buy your own meals
Turtle Center, half mile south on Hannahville Road
Check back here now and then for updates as we have them, regarding speakers etc.
Friday: Registration 7:30 - 9:00 am
Friday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Speakers/programs/panel discussions with speakers/networking/exhibits/sales/meals:
After Panel discussion, we invite all to share in a story-telling circle. THEME: Your own mystery,
(or mystical) stories.
Sat: 9:30 am- 9:30 (all the above) followed by cocktails and friendly discussions. Cash bar will be set up in the hall between dining and conference room at dinnertime.
Sunday: 9:00 am- Noon, final three speakers. Followed by optional lunch in Five Bridges Restaurant (in Casino) opened just for us. (You buy your own meal)
Then a jaunt over to beautiful Turtle Center to see the AAPS Collection and the fine artifacts of the Hannahville Community.