Wednesday, October 9, 2019

CAPA November in Dallas Conference

Oliver Stone, producer of the film “JFK,” will attend the CAPA Conference and give remarks at the banquet Saturday night. CAPA will be presenting him with our “Profiles in Courage” Award.

Dr. Cyril Wecht, world-renowned forensic pathologist and CAPA Chairman will speak at the banquet on “Post JFK, RFK, MLK Related Deaths – Circumstantial or Orchestrated?”

Dr. Cyril Wecht and Dr. Gary Aguilar will give a talk on “Five Lines of Medical and Scientific Evidence Converge - A Shot From The Front.”

Professor John Newman - author of many books on the JFK assassination, will speak about research for his new book volume which will demonstrate how Antonio Veciana’s years of deception about his case officers (laid out in Volume III, “Into the Storm”) reveals a roadmap of new leads he will be pursuing in his upcoming Volume IV—“Armageddon.”

Bill Simpich will discuss the intelligence unit of the Dallas Police Department and its role in the investigation/coverup of the JFK assassination.

James DiEugenio, Author of “Denstiny Betrayed,” will speak on “The FBI and Jim Garrison.”

Rolf Mowatt-Larssen is a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center, will spake on “Marked for Assassination: Who Killed JFK?” Prior to joining the Belfer Center, he served for 23 years as a CIA intelligence officer in various domestic and international posts. He is a recipient of the CIA Director's Award, the George W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, Secretary of Defense Civilian Distinguished Service Medal, and the National Intelligence Superior Performance Medal. Drawing on his 23 years as a CIA clandestine services officer recruiting spies and hunting moles as well as his access to classified CIA files, he will discuss his theory regarding who within the intelligence community plotted to kill JFK.

Former Life Magazine executive James Wagenvoord will reveal the inside story of the Zapruder film, the alteration of certain photos associated with the assassination, and the “backyard” Oswald photos.


Burt Griffin, former Warren Commission attorney who assisted in the investigation of Jack Ruby, along with Judge Brandon Birmingham who participated in the Ruby trial, will speak about their experiences. Judge Birmingham was the head of the Cold Case unit under Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins and was responsible for discovering previously unknown JFK-related records, correspondence of former District Attorney Henry Wade, and other artifacts that had been stored in a 6-foot safe in a Dallas courthouse in 2007.

“FORENSICS PANEL” - Using modern analytical tools, a panel will review some of the forensic evidence regarding the rifle, bullet fragments, and autopsy used by the Warren Commission and HSCA to support the conclusions of their reports.
Panel members:
Cliff Spiegelman, Senior Research Scientist at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Editor Emeritus for Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, Statistics Advisor to the Texas Forensic Science Commission
David Josephs, a long-time researcher who has written extensively on the JFK assassination

“MEET THE ARCHIVISTS’ PANEL” - The panel will consist of archivists from the major JFK Collections who will discuss the current holdings in each of the participant's repositories, the process to access this material, and suggestions for archiving collections for researchers in the future.

Panel members:
Stephen Fagin, Curator of the 6th Floor Museum;
John Slate, Head Archivist for the City of Dallas;
Mary Goolsby, Archivist at Poague Library, Baylor University;
Britney Crawford, Acting director of the NARA JFK collection'

CAPA November in Dallas Conference

CAPA has assumed responsibility for the annual November in Dallas conference formerly hosted by JFK Lancer Productions. The conference will be held 22 and 23 November 2019 at the new Marriott Courtyard hotel at 310 South Houston Street in the Dallas Downtown/Reunion district which is just two short blocks from Dealey Plaza.

CAPA has reserved a block of rooms for three days (November 21 through November 24) at the discounted rate of only $139 (plus taxes) per night. Here is the link to register online: Book your group rate for Capa November 2019 – or call 214-214-5636. You MUST mention that you are with the CAPA group to receive the discounted rate. The rate is good until October 22. The hotel has only Friday and Saturday nights left. There is a chance, if another tentative conference falls through, they will have Thursday night available too but that is not known at this time. Try this hotel first as they  may have cancellations.
Two other hotels have agreed to block 20 rooms each. The sister hotel to the Marriott will block 20 rooms at the same rate as the Marriott ($139 plus taxes). It is three miles from Dealey Plaza but they have a shuttle that will transport people to and from. HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON DALLAS MARKET CENTER - Phone number  (214) 819-9700 – here is the link to register online

The other hotel is La Quinta next door to the Marriott near Dealey Plaza. They have blocked 20 rooms at the rate of $146/night plus taxes. They will hold the rooms until Nov. 7th or they sell out whichever occurs first. Reservations can be made only by phone -  800-753-3757.

Please mention you are with CAPA to ensure you get the discounted rate at all the hotels.
November is a busy time in Dallas and the hotels fill up quickly.

JFK Lancer President Debra Conway will continue to operate the book and collectibles store at the conference. If you have JFK related materials such as collectibles, photos or campaign materials that you would like to sell at the 2019 CAPA NID conference, please contact for more information.

Please note that CAPA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, which means that your payment to CAPA is considered a donation and can be deducted as a charitable expense on your income tax return. As you can see on the CAPA website, annual dues to be a member of CAPA can be as little as $50.

Tentative 2019 Conference Schedule
Friday, November 22nd
9:00 am- 9:30 am Registration
9:30 am – 11:30 am – Mock Texas Court of Inquiry. The CAPA Legal Committee will produce a Mock Texas Court of Inquiry (TCI) – a legal venue unique to the State of Texas that can legally exonarate someone falsely or wrongly accused or convicted of a crime.
11:30 pm - 1:30 pm Dealey Plaza Remembrance Ceremony/Lunch
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Speakers TBA
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Dinner break
7:00 pm- 9:00 pm Speakers TBA
Saturday, November 23rd
9:30 am – noon Speakers TBA
Noon – 1:30 pm – Lunch break
1:30 pm – 6:00 pm Speakers TBA
6:00 pm -7:30 pm Break before Banquet
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Banquet – Keynote Speaker Oliver Stone
Conference Only/CAPA Member – $95
Conference Only/ Non CAPA Member – $110
One Day Admission without Banquet Dinner – $90
Conference with Dinner/CAPA Member – $150
Conference with Dinner/Non CAPA Member -$175
One Day Admission including Banquet Dinner – $140
Spouse admission (including Banquet Dinner): $95
Banquet Dinner only – $75
Streaming TBD

To register for the conference, please go to our website and click on the orange link “CAPA November in Dallas Conference.”

If you know of any groups or individuals who might be interested in our conference, please feel free to forward this to them.

Thank you all for your support of CAPA and its worthy cause - Pursue the release of withheld records -  Find the Truth -  Seek Justice.
Best regards
Glenda de Vaney
Chair, Membership Committee

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