An Inquiry Into Anomalous Experiences & The Phenomenon 2023


An Inquiry Into Anomalous Experiences & The Phenomenon 2023

Presented by Jay Christopher King and James Iandoli, An Inquiry Into Anomalous Experiences & The Phenomenon will be another rare and timely opportunity for those interested in UAP and related phenomena to convene in New York City. 

This one day conference and networking event seeks to address anomalous experiences and "the phenomenon" from the perspectives of an array of approaches: from advances in space and medical sciences, governmental transparency and advocacy efforts, to leading-edge journalism, writing and consciousness studies.

The general format for the day will be 30-40 minute presentations followed by generous Q&A segments, so that those attending live and online can interact with our speakers. Leslie Kean and James Fox will be doing a unique one-hour dialogue together onstage; Leslie will also assist in hosting the conference. We've also planned a one-hour meal break during the day, which will allow for more opportunities to socialize.

Derrick Pitts

Derrick Pitts (Hon.D) is the Chief Astronomer and Director of the Fels Planetarium at The Franklin Institute. He’s also been a NASA Solar System Ambassador since 2009 and serves as the “Astrobiology Ambassador” for the NASA/MIRS/UNCF Special Program Corporation’s Astrobiology Partnership Program.

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Ryan Graves

Ryan Graves is a former Lt. U.S. Navy and F/A-18F pilot who served for a decade, and was the first active duty pilot to come forward publicly about regular sightings of Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon. He is the founder of Americans for Safe Aerospace and currently hosts the popular podcast Merged.


James Fox

Director James Fox began his journalism career early in life as an assistant to his father, writer Charles Fox. He has since completed and distributed TV projects for Discovery, Sci-Fi, TLC, National Geographic, and History Channel. His films include Out of the Blue, I Know What I Saw, The Phenomenon, and his latest release Moment of Contact.

Elizabeth Krohn

Elizabeth Krohn was struck by lightning in 1988, and her fundamental understandings of the world were completely transformed. Elizabeth co-authored a book with Dr Jeffrey Kripal inspired by the experience called “Changed in a Flash”. In 2021, she was a winner in the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies essay contest, and is now a member of the BICS Advisory Board.

Peter Levenda

Peter Levenda is a native of the Bronx, New York and has lived and traveled around the world in the course of his life. He has an MA in Religious Studies and Asian Studies from FIU, and speaks a variety of languages (some of them dead). His books include the "Sekret Machines" series with Tom deLonge, the "Sinister Forces" series, and "Dunwich".

Daniel Ingram

Dr. Daniel M. Ingram, MD MSPH, is a retired emergency medicine physician. He is also chief organizer and co-founder of the global Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium (EPRC), the author of Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha, co-author of The Fire Kasina, and co-founder of the Dharma Overground.


Leslie Kean

Leslie Kean is an investigative journalist. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record and Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife. She co-wrote a series of articles on UAP for The New York Times beginning in 2017.


Jay Christopher King

Director of The Experiencer Group


James Iandoli

Host and Producer of Engaging the Phenomenon