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Amelia Earhart Symposium
« on: March 18, 2018, 07:53:54 PM »

Kenton Spading, TIGHAR member and co-author of “Amelia Earhart’s Shoes: Is the Mystery Solved?” is helping to organize an upcoming symposium of Earhart search enthusiasts in Eugene, Oregon. The event runs May 2 to May 6.  He has asked that this bulletin be posted to the Forum.

You are invited to attend the Amelia Earhart-Fred Noonan Symposium. The Symposium will be a part of The Archaeology Channel (TAC) Conference on Cultural Heritage Media (, which itself is a key activity of TAC International Film Festival ( in downtown Eugene, Oregon. 

The Symposium is an opportunity to connect with Earhart researchers and Niku 2017 expedition participants. 

Here is a list of the titles of speakers' talks:

Reassessment of Acute Environment Impacts on Earhart's Final Flight

If the Shoe Doesn't Fit, Must One Quit?

A Possible Previously Unpublished Source of Sextant Box Information

Utilizing Specially Trained Canines in the Search for Amelia The Challenges and Solutions

Buzzards or Boosters? Fiction Writers and the Amelia Mystery

Lessons from the 2017 Nikumaroro Expedition

The Shoe Site on Nikumaroro Island: Does it Hold Clues to the Earhart-Noonan Mystery?

Did Gerald Gallagher Unearth the Bones of a Norwich City Castaway?

The Archaeology Channel Media Coverage & Search Assistance on Niku

TAC Festival begins Wednesday evening, May 2, 2018 with the Festival Banquet and Keynote Address delivered by Dr. Fred Hiebert, National Geographic archaeologist, and fellow participant in Niku 2017.  The Earhart Symposium is scheduled for Saturday, May 5.  TAC Conference presentations overall will run May 3-5.   Festival film screenings (selected from 800 films submitted from dozens of countries) take place May 3-6. Food, beverages and live music will take place at the Festival’s Saturday Social the evening of May 5 and the Festival concludes with the Awards Reception the evening of Sunday, May 6. More Details  The Earhart Symposium and TAC Conference/Festival present a wonderful opportunity for Earhart-Noonan devotees and researchers to get together, network and compare notes!

Book your hotel room.  Request the conference rate ($134)
Location: Hilton Eugene and Conference Center, 66 E. 6th Avenue  Eugene, OR 97401
Toll free 1-800-937-6660.
Online Booking - The Hilton also has an online page for guest reservations.  Please click this link to reserve your room.  Click on Special Rate Code and use Group code “TAC”.
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