"The Warren Report and Its Legacy"
A Conference to be Held in Washington DC in
The Assassination Archives and Research Center will host a conference
on "The Warren Report and Its Legacy" in Washington, DC September
17-19 to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the Warren Report,
which announced in September 1964 that President John F. Kennedy
had been assassinated by a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald.
- Where the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington
- When September 17-19, 2004 (Friday, Saturday and
- Hotel Reservations call (800) 228-9290 or (202)
328-2983 and state that you will be attending the "Warren Report"
- Conference Registration call AARC at (202) 628-6608.
The conference will feature talks and discussions by the leading
experts on the many controversies spawned by the Warren Report and
subsequent official investigations. These authorities will include
prominent doctors, lawyers, scientists, historians and journalists.
They will address a wide range of topics, including the creation
of the Commission; the relationship of the Commission to the CIA
and the FBI; the evidence of conspiracy overlooked, misrepresented,
distorted or avoided by the Commission; the impact of the Warren
Report on public trust in government; the journalistic response
to the Warren Report; the impact of the Warren Report on the September
11 Commission or subsequent investigations; and the latest news
regarding the recent revelation that the CIA subverted the Congressional
investigation into President Kennedy's assassination. The conference
will also discuss the prospects for further official investigations
and the need for new legislation to restore and expand citizen access
to Kennedy assassination information which has been curtailed since
the demise of the Assassination Records Review Board.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Cyril H. Wecht Institute
of Forensic Science and Law and the Committee for an Open Archive.
The conference agenda
is now available online.
So far the following persons have agreed to participate as speakers
- Dr. Cyril Wecht
- Dr. Gary Aguilar
- Don B. Thomas, Ph.D.
- David R. Wrone, Ph.D.
- John Newman, Ph.D.
- Jefferson Morley
- David Kaiser
- Jeremy Gunn
- Carl Oglesby
- Max Holland
- Dr. Randolph Robertson
- Dr. Michael Levy
- Gerald McKnight, Ph.D.
- Jerry Policoff
- Roger Feinman
- Jim Hougan
- John Judge
- David Talbot (salon.com)
- Rex Bradford
- Dan Alcorn
- Ken Rahn, Ph.D.
- Stuart Wexler
- David Wimp
- Jim Lesar
Note: Joan Mellen, previous listed, will not be speaking at the
This list will be supplemented as other invitees agree to participate
in the conference. As names are added to this list, they will be
posted on this website.
There will be a showing of the movie "The Warren Commission",
starring Martin Sheen, Martin Landau, and Sam Waterston on Saturday
The fee schedule for the conference is as follows:
- General registration fee for entire conference: $200
- Conference plus Saturday night dinner at hotel: $250
- Full-time students: $100
- Walk-ins (per half-day session): $50
Register for conference and hotel before August 30, and get 10%
off the conference fee.
The AARC has secured a block of rooms at the Marriott Wardman Park
Hotel for the nights of September 16-18th (Thursday-Saturday). These
rooms will be available at the rate of $139 (plus a 14% tax) for
single or double occupancy. Triple and quadruple occupancies are
also available for an additional $30 per person. This price is far
below the Wardman Park's customary rates. It will be available for
a total of 325 room nights (125 rooms for Thursday night, 150 for
Friday night, and 50 for Saturday night). The availability of those
rooms at the special rates, originally to expire August 22, has
been extendedask the hotel about them. Those wishing to make
reservations at the Wardman Park should call (800) 228-9290 or (202)
328-2983 and state that they will be attending the "Warren Report"
To register for the conference, call (202) 628-6608.
Andy Winiarczyk's Last Hurrah Bookshop will be at the conference
site, offering a large selection of books, videos, CD-ROMs, and
other materials. The AARC and History Matters CD-ROMs will be available
for sale there.