By Tony Bennett, Secretary of The Madeleine Foundation
27-28 February 2010
A location in the U.K. Midlands is being sought for the conference and will be announced as soon as practicable. This second conference follows the successful first international conference on Madeleine McCann held at Harlow, England on 1 August 2009.
THE CONFERENCE IS BY INVITATION ONLY
Applications are invited from those who wish to attend or contribute to the above conference.
Those who attended the 1 August Conference or who had indicated beforehand their intention to attend will automatically receive an invitation or have already done so.
Applications to attend will be limited to the following:
1) Those who do not believe that Madeleine McCann was abducted but agree that the evidence shows that she died in her parents' holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, or
2) Selected journalists and others of influence who may hold the same or a different view. Numbers in this category will be strictly limited.
We are looking for contributors to address the conference or submit papers.
We seek contributions on any aspect relevant to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. These can be from professionals or from anyone else.
We would especially like to hear analyses of the case from ex-detectives who are prepared to share their views on the case openly.
Whilst not excluding any subject from the conference, these are the topics on which we would most welcome contributions:
* Analyses of the police witness statements of the McCanns and their 'Tapas 9' friends
* The forensic evidence provided by the cadaver dogs and by the Forensic Science Service and other forensic laboratories
* British and/or Portuguese government involvement in the case
* The smearing and trial of Goncalo Amaral
* The evidence that Madeleine McCann died before 3 May 2007
* The involvement of Robert Murat, if any, in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann
* The body language of the McCanns, including analyses of both verbal and non-verbal communications by them
* The role of Clarence Mitchell
* The role of the media in their coverage of the case, with particular reference to the current non-coverage of evidence that Madeleine died in Praia da Luz
* Prospects for the case to be re-opened.
For further information and to apply to attend the conference, please contact:
The Madeleine Foundation
Tel: 01279 635789
Mobile: 07835 716537