EU2015 Special Events

On the docket now are the FREE public opening session, the Breakout Room Schedule, the premiere of SAFIRE–The Documentary, an Astro Tour with Greg Quicke of Australia and the link to global streaming registration. Check back often for more Special Events.  Stay tuned!

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 7:00 pm

Phoenix Ballroom C, Third Floor

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Admission to the opening session on Thursday evening is FREE to the public. The complete schedule for the conference is available here.

6:00  Meet and Greet in Sheraton Lobby Lounge
7:00 David Novak: Welcome 
David Talbott: Opening Remarks
7:15 Dr. Donald Scott: Cosmic Power Lines, Part 1
8:00 KEYNOTE~Dr. Gerald Pollack: Beyond Water: What Makes the World Go Round?
9:00 David Novak: Closing Remarks

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 7:30 PM
Phoenix Ballroom C, Third Floor

The premiere of SAFIRE — The Documentary will take place on Saturday evening, June 27, at the EU2015 Conference: Paths of Discovery, Phoenix Arizona. The SAFIRE Project is an experimental investigation of electric discharge behavior of an anode (positively charged electrode) in a vacuum chamber, with special attention to correlations between such discharge behavior and “anomalous” features of the Sun.

Members of the SAFIRE Project team will be presenting an up-to-the-minute experiment update at the conference on Sunday afternoon June 28, including Montgomery Childs, Wal Thornhill, Dr. Donald Scott, Dr. Michael Clarage, Dr. Paul Anderson, Dr. Lowell Morgan, and Jan Onderco. See the conference schedule for more details.

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 8:00 – 9:30 pm
Gather in the Sheraton Lobby for the 20-minute walk to Deck Park Tunnel

Greg Quicke from Broome, Australia makes a living talking about stars to thousands of people every year. His business, Astro Tours, has been delivering intensely practical astronomy to humanity in outback Australia since 1995. Greg’s down to earth approach awakens people to the reality of life on a planet that is turning and hurtling through space in directions that can be seen and tuned into. Fostering an earth-turning consciousness through the use of practical observation and a recognition of the effectiveness of language in restricting our understanding of our very real journey through space, Greg effectively breaks down these barriers to understanding in a way that is both entertaining and educational. Pointing out stars and planets with a familiarity that will have you reciting star names like a pro, Greg’s understanding of the planetary cycles going on right in front of our eyes will surely lead you to a few ‘ahaa’ moments of your own. Being of a practical bent, the concepts and practicalities of the electric universe fit in with Greg’s own observations, and he is here to learn as much as he is here to share.

EU2015 Greg QuickeGreg will present a special astronomy event at the Deck Park Tunnel, a short 20-minute walk from the Sheraton at 8pm on Sunday evening. With Venus, ‘the Goddess of Love’ and Jupiter, ‘the bringer of good things’ conjunct just in time for EU2015, they will make a fine sight moving together in the sky during the days of the conference. Laying back on the lawn, Greg will talk you through the sky and set you up to watch the earth turn for an hour or so. Setting you up to watch the earth and the other planets going around the sun will have you relating to your place in the solar system in a way that you may well find useful in your life.

Greg is offering this event FREE but donations will be accepted. For more information on Greg, please visit

Current Schedule Below

Located next to Phoenix Ballroom C, Third Floor

EU2014 Breakout RoomThe Breakout Room next to the main hall is an informal gathering place to meet new friends, network with like-minded EU enthusiasts and learn more about the Electric Universe. Stop by for talks, demonstrations, exhibits, planning meetings, and small-group discussions. . . or just hang out.  A new addition is a Silent Auction for one or more copies of the Macmillan Edition of Worlds in Collision as well as other items.  The proceeds will benefit the Thunderbolts Conference Scholarship Fund.

The bookstore and thunder-stuff t-shirts will also be found there.  The Breakout Room will be open during lunch and evening breaks to avoiding interfering with conference presentations. Before the conference, attendees may request to hold sessions in the Breakout Room by contacting Jean Hafner, or simply track her down at the event. See the current schedule below.  Photo Credit: Michael Steinbacher.

EU2014 Breakout Room/Billy's ExperimentBREAKOUT ROOM SCHEDULE
(Subject to change without notice)

Thursday June 25

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. — Tech tryout for Breakout Room presenters
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. — Meeting of volunteers helping in Breakout Room
5:45 – 6:00 p.m. — Newcomers welcome, convene and go to Social Hour
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. — Social Hour in Sheraton Lobby Lounge

Friday June 26
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Bookstore and t-shirts, Silent Auction of Macmillan Edition of Worlds in Collision and other items, open during breaks, lunch and evenings
Lunch Break
12:30 – 1:20 p.m. — Jack McGhie, Slides and Talk: “Discovery of Catastrophism at Chaco Canyon”
Dinner Break
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. — Wal Thornhill, Question & Answer session to follow up on his morning talk “Long Path to Understanding Gravity”
6:10 – 6:50 p.m. — Peter Moddel, Round Table: “Where Philosophy Encounters Science”
6:10 – 6:50 p.m. — Open for scheduling concurrent Round Tables
7:00 – 7:50 p.m. — Roger Poisson, Videos and Poster: “Electric Discharge Experiments to Form Planetary Surface Features,” video clips showing Billy Yelverton’s latest experiments and more
8:00 – 8:50 p.m. — David Novak, “World Mythology Circle,” an informal gathering to tell the stories from early myth traditions. Share an ancient myth, cultural object, or picture from your part of the world.

Saturday June 27
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Bookstore and t-shirts, Silent Auction of Macmillan Edition of Worlds in Collision and other items, open during breaks, lunch and evenings
Lunch Break
12:30 – 1:20 p.m. — Virginia Fujii, Slideshow: “A Mythology in Plasma and Stone,” artistic pattern matching of plasma instabilities with mythological and religious iconography
Dinner Break
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. — Anthony Dunford, Slides and Video: “Dragons and Inflatable Earth: EU for Elementary Students”
6:00 – 6:50 p.m. — Jean Hafner, Round Table: “First Steps on the EU Adventure,” educators swap stories
6:50 – 7:20 p.m. — Open for scheduling
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. — Closed for SAFIRE–The Documentary film in Main Hall

Sunday June 28
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Bookstore and t-shirts, Silent Auction of Macmillan Edition of Worlds in Collision and other items, open during breaks, lunch and evenings
Lunch Break
12:30 – 1:20 p.m. — Bruce Leybourne, Planning Meeting: “2017 Eclipse of the Sun,” discuss experiments, projects, and investigations during the 2017 total eclipse of the Sun,  visible across North America August 21, 2017
12:30 – 1:20 p.m. — Curt Youngs, Tabletop Demo: “A Different Viewpoint on Einstein’s Postulates”
1:20 p.m. — Silent Auction closes, highest bidders pay and take possession of auction items
Dinner Break
5:30 – 6:20 p.m. — David Novak: “Storyteller’s Insights,” hand-on opportunity for working on an EU talk, bring rough outline
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. — Meetings in Phoenix B
7:00 – 7:50 p.m. — Richard Moore, Panel: “Researchers on the Earth – Sun Connection” (pending)
8:00 – 9:30 p.m. — Greg Quicke, Astro Tour: meet at Sheraton Lobby and walk to Deck Park Tunnel for tour of the sky, sense the earth move, watch Venus and Jupiter conjunction, and Saturn occluded by the Moon  (see post above this Breakout Room post for more details.)

Monday June 29
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Bookstore and t-shirts, open during breaks and lunch
Lunch Break
12:30 – 1:20 p.m. — Open for scheduling
Dinner Break
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. — Prepare for banquet, packing, farewells until next year


Join us at EU2015 by global streaming for an opening evening plus four full-days exploring interdisciplinary science at an event designed to break the bounds of conventionality. Discover the universal role of the electric force, from microcosm to macrocosm, where virtually every new surprise points us in the same direction. And find your own connections within a movement that will shape the future of science. (Please note: the premiere of SAFIRE–The Documentary will not be globally streamed.) Once a ticket is purchased, the globally streamed event will be available for viewing until 5 pm Wednesday, July 1, 2015.


Private EU-Geology Tour through the Southwest USA
Tour Guide: Michael Steinbacher



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