Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 28th, 2011
The following announcement has appeared on the Fauna Communications Research Institute website:
The Lake Champlain Symposium was scheduled for July 30. Unfortunately we have been forced to cancel due to the personal and health issues of 3 speakers. We are tentatively rescheduling, and we shall keep you informed. Thank you for understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Massive miscommunication appears to have transpired with various speakers being scheduled but then confirmations and more were not finalized.
++++++++DO NOT SHOW UP — NO CONFERENCE IS TAKING PLACE+++++++++++
Lake Champlain Symposium
Sponsored in part by the Radius Foundation
Date: Saturday the 30th of July 2011
Time: 10 am – 8 pm
Place: The Strong House Inn, 94 West Main Street, Vergennes, Vermont 05491
Cost: $16 12 years and up, 6-11 years free
Echolocation in a Fresh Water Lake – Mardis, S., von Muggenthaler, E. Gregory, J., Anderson, R. (2011) Echolocation in a Freshwater Lake: A Paleontological and Geological Perspective. (funded by the Radius Foundation)
The Paleontology and Geology of the Lake Champlain Basin – A comprehensive overview of the lake over millions of years. Scott Mardis
Something Big Swimming in a Very Old Fresh Water Lake – Mardis, S.. von Muggenthaler, Gregory, J, Anderson, R. (2011) Echolocation in a Freshwater Lake: Great (funded by the Radius Foundation)
UPDATE: THIS PRESENTATION IS NOT TAKING PLACE = Tales from Lake Champlain – Joe Citro. Citro, the author of The Vermont Monster Guide, told the organizers he would not be attending for a variety of reasons, including health considerations. Still, they are saying he will be there. However, I (Loren Coleman) just confirmed he will most certainly not be there.
Interactive Session (outside) – Brian Leighton and Liz von Muggenthaler- about the tools researchers use to study scientific questions – hands on with the equipment, question and answer.
AGAIN, PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT IS NOT NOW HAPPENING.
One final thought…
If you are in the Burlington area, you may wish to take in a minor league baseball game, instead. On Saturday, July 30th, at 6:30 pm, the Vermont Lake Monsters play a team from Brooklyn at Centennial Park.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.