Symposium 2020 Door Prizes

Some of the door prizes that will be available for the drawing held near the end of the symposium on Sunday.  

Tickets will be on sale at the front door for $1 a ticket, 6 tickets for $5, and 25 tickets for $20.  (You need not be present to win.)


Oklahoma Bigfoot Symposium 2020 Schedule

Events Schedule for Saturday March 7th, 2020

  • Saturday Doors open at 7am
  • 8:30 AM - Opening of the Symposium
  • 9:00 AM - Viewing of Osiyo Television’s Cherokees Search for Bigfoot episode. With insight from researchers who took part in the episode.
  • 10:30 AM - Jim “Biggjimm” Whitehead, Oklahoma State Director, MABRC
  • 11:30 AM - Lunch
  • 12:30 PM - D.W. “Darkwing” Lee, Executive Director, MABRC
  • 1:30 PM - Robert “Laughsquatch” Swain, Director, APES
  • 2:30 PM - Randy “Rebelistic” Savig, Missouri State Director, MABRC
  • 3:30 PM - Jerry Hestand, NAWAC
  • 4:30 PM - Briefing for Saturday Night’s activities. (Night hikes, listening posts and campfire stories)

During the day, day nature hikes for the kids will be taken at CC Camp, workshops on casting tracks and other activities will be announced throughout the day.

Events Schedule for Sunday March 8th, 2020

  • Sunday Doors open at 9 AM.
  • 9:30 AM - Opening of the Symposium
  • 10:00 AM - Viewing of Osiyo Television’s Cherokees Search for Bigfoot episode. With insight from researchers who took part in the episode.
  • 10:30 AM - D.W. “Darkwing” Lee, MABRC
  • 11:30 AM - Lunch
  • 12:30 PM - How to cast a track demonstration, Jim “Biggjimm” Whitehead, Oklahoma State Director, MABRC
  • 1:30 PM - Town Hall Meeting, the public can tell of their experiences, ask questions of the researchers, see the equipment being used in the field and more.
  • 3:30 PM - Meet and greet with the Researchers.
  • 4:30 PM - Closing of the Symposium

Symposium Night Hikes


As the MABRC has done every year with the Symposium, on Saturday night, March 8th, the researchers will do several night hikes in which Symposium Attendees can go along and interact with the researchers in listening posts.

How does attendees get to participate?

At the end of the day of Saturday's activities at the Symposium, a night hike briefing will be conducted for those wanting to attend that night, in which waivers will need to be signed by each individual wanting to attend (Parents will need to sign one for each child that will be coming with them.)   Rules will be explained along with what will be needed equipment-wise, along with an introduction to the MABRC Researchers that will be conducting the hikes.


For those who want to be prepared with their equipment, here is what is recommended.

  • A flashlight/head light for each participant.
  • A folding camp chair to sit at the campfire with the MABRC Researchers.
  • Warm Clothing
  • Enclosed foot wear, PLEASE, no crocs, sandles or other open shoes.

Optional: (For those who may want to bring these items)

  • Audio Recorder
  • Parabolic Listening Device
  • Night Vision Scope
  • Thermal Scope

Not allowed:

  • Firearms
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs

The Briefing will end and a time will be specified for everyone to meet at the Symposium building, and participants will be guided down to the research area.  Once the night hikes and listening posts are finished, participants can sit around the camp fire with the researchers and ask questions or listen to the stories told by the researchers about their research.

Speakers for 2020

This year's event we are proud to list the speakers so far, as more may be added at the last minute.


Jerry Hestand, NAWAC-Author

Jim Whitehead, Biologist, MABRC

Randy Savig, Audio Specialist, MABRC

Robert Swain, APES