Welcome to CONTACT IN THE DESERT – the World’s Leading UFO/UAP Conference!

CONTACT IN THE DESERT is the world’s largest UFO/UAP conference that stands as a beacon of intellectual discourse, dedicated to exploring the frontiers of knowledge in UAP, Artificial Intelligence, the future of technology and space travel, non-human intelligence, spirituality, and health & wellness.

This year’s event will be the biggest and best yet as we celebrate our 10-year anniversary, May 30-June 3, 2024.  As usual we expect thousands of attendees to see our celebrated speakers from all over the world congregate in one amazing setting, The Beautiful Renaissance Resort and Spa in Indian Wells.

This year we’ll be focusing on Developments in Artificial Intelligence, Government Disclosure, and Physical Trace Evidence from possible non-human contacts.  We will still be having ongoing, fascinating explorations of our usual topics including; Ufology, Consciousness, Forbidden Archaeology, Non Human Contact, Astronomy, Space Travel, Past Lives, Spirituality, Health and Wellness,  and more!

Our Distinguished Speaker Presentations Include:

  • 50 Free Lectures
  • 12 Free Panels and Conversations
  • 36 Intimate paid Workshops
  • 16 Intimate paid Intensives

Free Community Events Include*:


  • Attendee Welcome Party at “The Place”


  • Speaker Meet & Greet Party at “The Place”


  • *NEW!* 10-Year Anniversary Celebration Party at “The Place” with FREE “Contact in the Desserts” treats and a 180 degree photo booth
  • Karaoke Party w/DJ at “Stir”


  • Special CE-5 Session led by several of our speakers


  • Cinema Under the Stars (Fri-Sun)
  • Cosmic Cafe Experiencer sessions
  • Yoga Classes (Fri-Sun)
  • Sound Bath Sessions (Fri-Sun)

Additional Paid Add-on Events Include*:


  • Giant Rock Integratron Tour


  • Sky-Watch Bus Excursion


  • Speaker Dinner Awards Banquet


  • Futurists Luncheon


  • Buffet-style Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Fri-Mon)

Premium Events

  • Integratron Frequency Experience
  • Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull Private Sessions (Fri-Sun)

*More events may be added. Please check back soon!

Hotel guests automatically have access to these spectacular features. Some of these features can be purchased* by Hotel visitors, as well.

  • Outdoor Pool, Whirlpool and Sandy Beach Pool Access
  • Indian Wells Golf Course – featured in Golfweek’s “Top 20 Courses to Play” in California.
  • Spa Esmerelda – with unique treatments from facials to body scrubs and massages, and healing treatments.
  • Desert Glow Entertainment & Gold Rush Escape Room – irtual reality, arcade games, an escape room, and duckpin bowling for a family-fun gaming experience
  • Complimentary in-room coffee and in-room safes
  • Enhanced Guestroom High Speed Internet Access (Value $5)
  • Complimentary Casual Browsing in the Meeting Space (E-mail, light browsing)
  • Fitness Classes with professional instructor – (Value $25)
  • Yoga Classes (private or group) with professional instructor – (Value $25)
  • Bike Rentals – (Value $25)
  • Tennis & Basketball Court Access (including racket and ball rental) – (Value $32)

*Prices listed are estimated and subject to change at the discretion of the hotel.

Hotel Parking Info:

  • Valet Parking is $39.00 overnight SPECIAL CITD RATE DISCOUNTED TO $10.00 short term (non-overnight guests)
  • Self-parking is $23.00 overnight – SPECIAL CITD RATE DISCOUNTED TO $10.00 Overnight (Guests will have In/Out Privilege)
  • Self-Parking is $23.00 daily – SPECIAL CITD RATE DISCOUNTED TO $10.00 (No In/Out Privilege)

Stay tuned for more information on our 2024 speakers, their presentations, and all the exciting events at Contact in the Desert 2024!

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