CITD Speakers Banquet & Awards Ceremony

Join us for an exciting evening at the 3rd Annual Contact in the Desert Speaker Award & Banquet, Saturday, June 3, 2023. This year’s fun-filled evening will be hosted by one of your most beloved guest speakers, joined by twenty-six of your favorite CITD celebrity speakers in the Mountain View Room, where we will honor a hero of both discovery and disclosure, recognizing the hard work of those who seek to share the truths of our place in the universe.

This is your exclusive chance to dine up close and personal with the most informed and brilliantly gifted speakers from Contact in the Desert. The evening features special prizes, LIVE entertainment, and tables hosted by selected surprise speakers - to be announced soon.

As a special treat after this year’s Banquet, each speaker will speed-date the attendees…yes YOU! They’ll move from table to table for an informal Q&A – but we don’t know where they will land! Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to speak face-to-face with your favorite researchers, authors, and scientists. The Contact in the Desert producers are thrilled to host this special evening, and look forward to hearing your thoughts on the conference and how they can keep improving your experience.

The Speaker Banquet is a first come, first served event so get there early with your dancing shoes on! This event sells out each year, so be sure to RSVP soon. Please indicate on your RSVP whether you have any dietary needs, as we cannot accommodate last minute requests.



Event Host: Stephen Bassett

• Price Single Tickets: $65

• Price Couple Tickets: $122

• First Come – First Serve

• Dress is Upscale Casual

• Secret Prizes Awarded


Weekend Pass Required to Attend


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