CAPA is planning an in-person conference this year, barring any unforeseen events. The conference will be held in Dallas at the Crowne Plaza Hotel near Dealey Plaza. The dates for the conference are November 19 and 20. There will be a banquet on Saturday night. The room rates, discounted for our group, are as follows: deluxe renovated guest rooms with one king or two queen beds, luxury bedding, mini fridge, one cup coffee maker, multiple USB ports, and hairdryer for $139.00 per night plus tax. Room rate including cooked to order breakfast for two in the restaurant is $159 per night plus tax. Use the link below to make your reservation. Note that the hotel is offering a discounted rate before and after the conference for people who want to come early and/or stay late. There is discounted self-parking in the attached garage – normally $18 discounted to $10 per night for our group.
Here is what we have confirmed for the program:
We will be showing the new four-hour Oliver Stone documentary “JFK – Destiny Betrayed.”
Jim Di’Eugenio will be speaking about new and additional information that did not make it into the “JFK – Destiny Betrayed” film.
Jeff Meek, who writes a monthly JFK assassination column for the Arkansas Hot Springs Village Voice newspaper, will speak about new evidence he found which Jim Di’Eugenio is including in his upcoming book.
Josiah Thompson and Gary Aguilar will respond to criticism about Josiah’s new book, “Last Second in Dallas.”
We will be showing the 45-minute trailer from the film by Libby Handros “Four Who Died Trying” about JFK, RFK, MLK and Malcom X.
David Montague, member of the Assassination Records Review Board, will speak about how he followed up on leads, and the difference in technology between then and now.
Russell Kent, who spoke last year about the HSCA Forensic Pathology Panel, will be speaking about the Clark Panel.
Paul Bleau will be speaking about how the JFK assassination is covered in the history books at schools in North America and will also chair a panel on this subject with David Denton and Andrew Kiel.
James Wagenvoord, who worked at Life magazine in l963 will be speaking (title of talk to be announced).
Stephen Jaffe, the last living investigator on the staff of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, who worked with Mark Lane on the revised film “A Rush to Judgment,” and was a producer of the 1973 film “Executive Action,” will be speaking (title of talk to be announced.)
David Mantik will be speaking about what happened to JFK’s limousine after the assassination.
Max Good will be showing his documentary “The Assassination and Mrs. Paine.”
Dr. Wecht will be the keynote speaker at the banquet.
We are planning a mixer with a cash bar (6-7 pm) just before the banquet on Saturday night which begins at 7 pm. The mixer will be for CAPA members only and will provide an opportunity to meet and talk to the conference speakers, including Dr. Wecht.
We are again planning a special day for high school, college, and law school students. This will be held online, as it was the last two years, on Friday, November 18. We are planning a program that will give them the opportunity to see what President Kennedy was like as a person and a president and educate them about the truth of the assassination. David Denton will introduce the program and answer questions from the students.
We also have something new in mind for the students to encourage interest in, and research about, the assassination. We would assign each small group an unanswered question which they would research. They would be given the time between now and the conference to find whatever evidence they can. They would report their findings either at the in-person conference or online. The event will be free to students attending high schools, universities and law schools. We are trying to locate institutions that would be interested in this project. If anyone has suggestions for schools or national organizations that might be interested, please let me know and I will send out invitations.
We will provide additional updates as we proceed closer to the date of the conference.
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Early bird registration is now available at the following discounted rates: