Robert M. Schoch: Public & Media Appearances

Over the years I have been privileged to appear before many audiences -- in person and through the media of print, radio, television, and the Internet. I have spoken about my research, ranging from environmental science, paleontology, parapsychology, and the origins of religion, to ancient studies (such as the Great Sphinx, Göbekli Tepe, Easter Island, Markawasi, pyramids around the world, and the end of the last ice age). Recently interest has turned to the material and new discoveries put forth in my book, Forgotten Civilization: New Discoveries on the Solar-Induced Dark Age.

Parapod Festival – April 2023

Following the long COVID-19 hiatus, I plan to return to public speaking engagements in 2023. Scheduled for April 1st (and this is not an April Fool's joke) is the Parapod Festival to which I have been invited to speak. The Parapod Festival is being held in conjunction with the screening of films on the paranormal (a topic that I find fascinating), which will take place the day before, on 31 March 2023. Awards will be given out in various categories of films and also for podcasts in this genre (see their website for details). This will be our first time attending the Parapod Festival; Katie and I look forward to the experience. For more information, please visit the Parapod Festival website.

Portal to Ascension – April 2023

Scheduled for April 21st through 23rd is Portal to Ascension in San Diego, California, hosted by Neil Gaur. I have spoken at his conferences before and enjoyed them and his community very much. Here is a short description of the upcoming conference from their website: History has been written and re-written by the victors. Archaeological evidence has been discovered for the past few decades, and beyond, that challenges the conventional timeline of what we have been taught in our history books and educational system. The concept that we are the most advanced humanity has ever been, is now being reconsidered. . . . [W]e will be featuring some of the individuals that have contributed greatly to a new understanding of our ancient past so that we can learn from our ancestors; as well as realize the depth and interconnectedness of our human experience on planet Earth. Please click the following link (or the accompanying promotional image) for the PTAC website and more information.

Location Presentations (while touring together) in Egypt & Turkey, 2023

During the summer of 2023 (time when I can get away from my university duties for a while), I will be leading two tours: one to Egypt, with an add-on to Jordan (including Petra), and one to Turkey. During our travels I give various presentations, both formal and informal, and I enjoy speaking with guests from morning to night. If you would like to discuss my research with me, on site in these countries, I invite you to travel with me to these wondrous locations. Considering the current state of world affairs (including pandemic issues, geopolitical instability, energy costs, food shortages, supply chain disruptions, and more), I honestly cannot say when the next tours will be scheduled. If you have considered joining a tour like one of these, and/or specifically one with me, I invite you to consider one of the trips scheduled for 2023. Please see the Tours page of this website for more information.

Below is a sampling of past events, including links to some documentaries.

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CPAK – October 2019

As I have mentioned many times (and am always pleased to say), CPAK (The Conference on Precession and Ancient Knowledge) is a very special event for Katie and me. In 2007, it is where we met. Katie and I, as we have been through the years, were both back to contribute to the 2019 conference. We enjoyed seeing old friends there and making new ones. Our best to the Cruttendens and the Binary Research Institute (the hosts) and the community. In case you might enjoy it, here is a lovely video made for the event posited to YouTube.

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Edgar Cayce's A.R.E – October 2019

Unearthing the Hidden and Forbidden Histories of the Ancient Past was the title of A.R.E.'s October 2019 conference at which I'm pleased to say I presented my research. This was a return visit for Katie and me; I have been a speaker at several of their conferences in the past and always enjoy returning when invited (and when my schedule permits).

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Conscious Life Expo – February 2019

In early 2019 I was in Los Angeles, California, to present my research at the Conscious Life Expo. It was Katie's and my first time to attend the event and we had a wonderful time. Thank you to all for welcoming us so warmly. We hope to return in the future.

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Earth-Keeper, September 2018

It was a pleasure to again present my research to the Earth-Keeper community, this time in Little Rock, Arkansas. James Tyberonn and his wife Anne host these wonderful (and large!) gatherings that Katie and I are so pleased to contribute to. We had a wonderful time, as always.

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Portal to Ascension, October 2018

In October of 2018 I presented my research at the Portal to Ascension Conference in Irvine, California. It was my first time with this community and Katie and I had a wonderful time. Thank you, Neil Gaur, for the work you did making this event such a nice one, and for making us feel so welcomed.

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Madrid, Spain - November 2018

Reaching new audiences is a great pleasure. In November of 2018 I had the opportunity to present my research to audiences in Madrid, Spain, for the first time. Special thanks to all who made the Mystery Congress such a success.

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Contact in the Desert, 2017 and 2018

I am pleased to mention that I have presented my research at two Contact in the Desert conferences: their 2017 event at Joshua Tree and their 2018 conference at the Renaissance Resort in Indian Wells, California. At the 2018 gathering I gave two presentations, including a tribute/workshop about/for John Anthony West. I have also posted a short tribute to him here on my website, in case you would like to read it.

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Cosmic Origins – Sedona, Arizona

In May 2017 I returned to Sedona, Arizona, and presented my research on the extreme antiquity of civilization. I shared the stage with my colleague and friend Robert Bauval, with whom I've published a book, Origins of the Sphinx. The event, organized by World ViewZ Media, also included an outing to Rock Art Ranch where we and guests enjoyed exploring a canyon of ancient petroglyphs, many of which tie directly to my research surrounding plasma events at the end of the last ice age. (See Forgotten Civilization for more on this subject.)

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CPAK 2016

The Conference on Precession and Ancient Knowledge is a very special one for Katie and me. It was at CPAK 2007 that we met! Thank you to Walter Cruttenden, our friend and colleague, who heads this community along with the Binary Research Institute. I have spoken at many CPAKs through the years and am always pleased to return to discuss my research, as I did in September of 2016. For more on these conferences, please see the Cycle of the Ages website.

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The Edgar Cayce Foundation

In October of 2016 I returned to the A.R.E. to give two presentations of my research. As you may know, Dr. Thomas Dobecki and I, in the early 1990s, discovered a chamber beneath the left paw of the Great Sphinx of Egypt, something prophesized by Edgar Cayce decades prior. It is my hope to one day enter this chamber; as far as I know it has yet to be explored. If you have the capacity to assist in this endeavor, please do let me know (funding is the primary issue).

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Awake and Empowered Expo

In November of 2016 I spoke at the Awake and Empowered Expo in Detroit, Michigan. I gave two presentations regarding my research on ancient civilizations. Subsequently, an article of mine was posted to their website, which you may enjoy: Ancient Civilizations and the Spirit World.

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Sphinx Conference, Lennestadt, Germany

On 30 April 2016 I spoke at The Secrets of The Sphinx Conference in Galileo-Park, Lennestadt, Germany. I was joined by my long-time friend and colleague Robert Bauval, his broher Jean-Paul Bauval, and many others. My presention focused on my latest research regarding the extreme antiquity of the Great Sphinx of Egypt, its connection to other very ancient cultures, and the end of the last Ice Age. Please see my book with Robert Bauval, Origins of the Sphinx, for a comprehensive examination of this enigmatic monument and the arguments surrounding its creation and antiquity.

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Earth-Keeper Star-Gate 2015 and 2016, in Denver

In recent years I have had the pleasure of speaking at several Earth-Keeper conferences. This advertisement is from their 2015 gathering in Denver. I spoke about my early work on the Great Sphinx of Egypt, the incomparable 12,000-year-old site of Göbekli Tepe in Turkey, and how both bear witness to solar events that brought the last ice age to an end. James Tyberonn and his wife Anne lead this warm and welcoming community. We look forward to the next time we see them.

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Modern Knowledge 2015 – in Toronto

On 28 November 2015 I enjoyed participating in the Modern Knowledge EarthRhythm Conference in Toronto, Canada. I presented my latest research on Earth Cycles and addressed the heated issue of what ended our last Ice Age, decimating the high civilizations of the time (it was not a comet, but rather our Sun in the form of a major solar outburst). For more on this subject, see my comments regarding the Younger Dryas in Appendix 9 of Origins of the Sphinx. Additionally, Forgotten Civilization discusses in a broader manner all of the above.

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Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 2015 Salon

What a pleasure it was to return to Alex and Allyson Grey's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors for a summer workshop/salon. I was there in July of 2015 and spent the better part of a day presenting my research in detail, with time for questions and answers from all.

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Il Nuovo Orizzonte (The New Horizon)

In May-June of 2014 I spoke for the first time in Florence, Italy. What a warm welcome Katie and I received from the organizers (Leonardo Lovari and Paola Agnolucci) and the audience. Indeed, it has always been a pleasure speaking in Italy and we look forward to a return.

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SCA Conference, South Africa

In late June and early July of 2014 I spoke in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. This wonderful two-week conference tour was hosted by Nash and Nisha Singh and their company, Alpine Events South Africa.

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Paradigm Symposium 2013

In October of 2013 I spoke at the Paradigm Symposium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I presented some of my latest research, which connects the Great Sphinx of Egypt to the 12,000-year-old site in Turkey known as Göbekli Tepe; both bear witness to events that brought the last ice age to an end. My book Forgotten Civilization: The Role of Solar Outbursts in Our Past and Future discusses these sites and topics (this link is to the revised and expanded 2021 edition).

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Austin Workshop - Insight Events USA

In September of 2013 I was invited by Randy Davila, President of Hampton Roads Publishing Company and Hierophant Publishing, to conduct a weekend workshop in Austin, Texas. It was a pleasure meeting him, reuniting with old friends, making new ones, and presenting my research to all.

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Lots of Radio Interviews

For three decades I have had the pleasure of being interviewed on radio (and more recently podcasts, Internet radio, YouTube postings, and the like) by dozens and dozens of hosts on as many stations. It would be extremely difficult for me to remember, much less list, all of the interviews I have done over the years. Each time I publish something (an article, a book, a new discovery) requests come in. I do appreciate and enjoy them, especially when listeners can call or write in with questions, but pre-recorded interviews are great too. As long as my schedule permits, I try to fulfill requests for interviews. If you would like to interview me, feel free to contact me.

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The Yuga Cycle of the Ages and Our Awakening Consciousness

In May 2012 I spoke at The Yuga Cycles of the Ages and Our Awakening Consciousness conference in California. I presented further evidence for an early yet advanced civilization over 10,000 years ago.

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Electric Universe 2012: The Human Story

In January of 2012 I spoke at the Electric Universe Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was hosted by the Thunderbolts Project, which Wal Thornhill and David Talbott lead. With the discovery (my wife's!) that Easter Island's mysterious script known as rongorongo connects to the work of plamsa physicist Dr. Anthony Peratt, my research connects to this fascinating community. For those who missed the event and are curious about this subject (plasma glyphs found all over the world – indications of a major solar event at the end of the last ice age), please see my book, Forgotten Civilization: The Role of Solar Outbursts in Our Past and Future.

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Nile Valley Conference 2011

I was pleased to speak at the Nile Valley Conference in Atlanta, Georgia – September of 2011.

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Symposium in Poland: The Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

In May of 2011 I spoke at a symposium in Warsaw, Poland. I discussed my research on the Great Sphinx, Göbekli Tepe, Easter Island, and the end of the last ice age, a talk that later formed the basis of my book, Forgotten Civilization. It was at this conference that I met Grzegorz (Gregory) Poplawski, as he was the host, a most gracious and accomplished one despite his young age at the time. Our (Katie's and my) connection with him here led to the tours we have done with him since and the friendship we have forged.

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BOLD 2011 Conference – U.A.E.

In February of 2011 I spoke in Dubai, UAE, at the BOLD 2011 Conference. I have returned in more recent years for subsequent gatherings for this wonderful charity event.

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International Conference on Ancient Studies – in Dubai

I was honored to speak at the International Conference on Ancient Studies in Dubai, November 2008, held at the Raffles Dubai, and I returned for their next conference in February 2010, convened at Zayed University. The promotional trailer they made for the inaugural event remains one of my favorites:

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In 2008 and 2009 I spoke at conferences on Ancient Egypt in Milan and Rome, Italy, hosted by Acacia Edizioni srl, publisher of various magazines that pertain to ancient sites and mysteries. The events, locations, and audiences were wonderful.

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Monty Halls – Japan's Lost Atlantis

I have often been derided for my views regarding the underwater monument off the coast of Yonaguni, Japan. Some say it is human-made (artificial) and proves that a high civilization existed on Earth before the end of the last ice age. While I argue for the latter (that civilization does go back to a very remote time), my geological expertise tells me this site is primarily natural. In this dramatic and even-handed documentary various experts (I am among them) discuss and explore Yonaguni, ultimately arriving at the same conclusion I came to years previously. Here is the link:

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The Mystery of the Sphinx (DVD):

The Mystery of the Sphinx is a DVD version of the Emmy-winning NBC documentary that first aired in 1993. Hosted by Charlton Heston, it tells the basic story of my work on the Great Sphinx (and yes I am featured in it). Unfortuntely, the original documentary has since been re-edited and expanded with all sorts of extraneous material, some of which I am not at all happy about, and is currently being marketed by UFO TV. It still contains the core material and is worth watching, but when you do so, please disregard the nonsense "filler" that was inserted into an otherwise great show.

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						Biggest Hoax in History?

The Bosnian Pyramids: The Biggest Hoax in History? [Well, Pretty Big!]

In April of 2011 I was interviewed by a Dutch production company for a documentary about the so-called Bosnian pyramids, which I've studied firsthand and found to be totally fraudulent. The program is titled, The Biggest Hoax In History? (here is a YouTube link to the piece). I have written about my findings in articles and on the Bosnia page of this website (under the Research Highlights tab). Important to note is that my findings are in agreement with members of the European Association of Archaeologists. Here is a formal statement members of the EAA issued concerning the matter.

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2012: Startling New Secrets

I was pleased to participate in an NBC-produced documentary titled, 2012: Startling New Secrets that was filmed on site in Egypt. The show premiered on the SyFy Channel (formerly known as the Sci-Fi Channel) on Sunday, November 8th, 2009, hosted by Lester Holt. Here is a link to a clip from it:

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The Other Nostradamus

I have also appeared in a number of television shows over the years, aired on such stations as NBC, ABC, BBC-2, The Discovery Channel, The National Geographic Channel, PAX, The Documentary Channel, and The History Channel. This screen shot is from The Other Nostradamus which first aired on The History Channel, November 28th, 2005.

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The Mysterious Stone Monuments of Markawasi Peru

The Mysterious Stone Monuments of Markawasi Peru first aired on The Documentary Channel, August 10th, 2009. For more information on this interesting site, please see my Markawasi page.

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Speaking Engagements

It is always a pleasure to receive speaking invitations. Please feel free to contact me directly via my Boston University email address or this website's email address (see information on the Contact page of this site).


Additionally, I have led tours to Egypt, Turkey, Peru, Easter Island, Malta, Ireland, and other countries over the years. If you have a group interested in a personalized tour at reasonable rates, please do not hesitate to contact me. And please feel free to visit the Tours page of this site to see what trips are currently scheduled.

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