Mick Turner picMick Turner – Organiser

After a near-death experience in a drowning accident, Mick has been driven to find answers to the questions he had after being brought back to life.

With the awakening he had that our consciousness exists outside the physical, Mick embarked on a journey to discover more.  After having experienced angelic beings and the type of peace and love that people enjoy in an expanded soul state, Mick has undergone further structured hypnotic regressions and continued his research into the field of consciousness.


This has led him to create three Afterlife Explorers Conferences in Australia bringing together experts presenting on matters relating to Life after Death.  As an extension of this journey, Mick has created the Close Encounters Conference – Australia’s first truly National conference providing a platform for both international and Australian experts to share their experience on the topic of the multidimensional beings we share the universe with.

Mick is the Founder and Organiser of the Australian Afterlife Explorers Conference.


kathryn-handKathryn Hand – Organiser

Since her nights as a young child, gazing out on the night skies, hoping to see a UFO, Kathryn has been searching for signs that we are not alone.

In recent years as a Past Life Regression and Life Between Lives therapist, Kathryn has learnt there is no line between the souls that we are – we are all just energy.  Whether we have lived many lives on Earth or elsewhere, we are all growing, learning and expanding.  To discover the truth about our multidimensional nature as she takes her clients further down the rabbit hole is a privilege she greatly honours. Kathryn  is thrilled to be involved in creating this unique Australian event.

Kathryn has had articles published including New Dawn and Living Now magazines, and is the event coordinator for the Afterlife Explorers Conference.


Advisory Committee

Mary-RodwellMary Rodwell  – Chief Advisor

Mary is the Founder and Principal of Australian Close Encounter Resource Network (ACERN). Since 1994 Mary has worked in private practice as a professional counsellor, hypnotherapist, metaphysical teacher, researcher, author, Reiki Master, and international speaker. ACERN’s primary role is to offer professional counselling, support, hypnotherapy and information to individuals and their families with ‘anomalous’ paranormal experiences, particularly specializing in Abduction-contact experiences. Mary is recognised internationally as one of Australia’s leading researchers in the UFO and Contact phenomenon.

She is the author of Awakening: How Extraterrestrial Contact Can Transform Your Life (2002), and producer of EBE award winning documentaries, Expressions of ET Contact: A Visual Blueprint? (2000), and Expressions of ET Contact: A Communication and Healing Blueprint? (2004). Mary has also lectured in Hong Kong, USA, Canada, Hawaii, UK, Ireland, France, Malta and New Zealand, appearing regularly in national and international media news programs and in documentaries including; OZ Files, My Mum Talks to Aliens featured on SBS Australia in 2010, and now shown globally. Paranormal Files in the UK for BBC TV, and Animal X for the Discovery Channel, as well as participating in University debate forums on this phenomenon, including Oxford University, UK in 2006 and Australian National University, Canberra in 2010. Awakening: How Extraterrestrial Contact Can Transform your Life was re-published by New Mind Publishers in 2010 and author and Physician, Dr Roger Leir was quoted as saying, “In my opinion this book will become the Bible of the Alien Abduction Phenomenon”.

Mary’s dedication to this subject is unwavering; her passion has driven her to become a Director and Chair of the Experiencer Support Programs of Dr Edgar Mitchell: Foundation for Research into Extra-terrestrial Encounters (FREE); an advisory Committee member of Exopolitics (www.etworldpeace.com); and the organiser of the first international conference, Hidden Truth’s in Perth, Western Australia.

Mariana FlynnMariana Flynn – Advisor

For the past 5 years Mariana has been president of UFO Research NSW Inc/Exopolitics Sydney, spreading information about UFOs and the ET presence. As head of that organisation, she receives UFO sighting reports and offers support to abductees and contactees.

She began her journey, always curious to find the truth of who we are and why we are here. In her twenties she learnt to meditate and embraced Eastern spiritual traditions  but was always seeking answers to the ”Bigger Picture”. This inevitably led to research into the UFO phenomenon and what it meant for humanity.

She was inspired by the work of Alex Collier who opened her mind many years ago to ET agendas and Cosmic knowledge.  Dr Michael Newton inspired her to study hypnosis and she subsequently did three diplomas with different organisations in Sydney, including the Michael Newton Institute, studying past life regression with that group. The work of Dolores Cannon was also a big inspiration and Mariana did level 1 and 2 of her Quantum Healing Technique training.

Consciousness and spirituality is a deep interest and underlies everything she does.  Mariana says “I believe that the purpose of ET contact is to upgrade humanity and to lift our consciousness….to move us out of our violent, selfish and materialistic ways. To rely on evolution for this would take eons, so the ETs help us and have done so for millennia, just as they do on other planets (an assumption of mine, since of course we do not know)”.

Mariana says that the Extraterrestrial agenda on Earth is, in her opinion, the single most important subject in human history because it affects every aspect of who we are.

Kay-McCullock CECKay McCullock – Advisor

Kay’s personal ET contact, high strangeness and close encounters with UFOs, a diversity of ET Beings, as well as non-Human intelligences, including the paranormal have been occurring since 1975. During her experiences, Kay has often been told (from ETs) the following message:

“When Humans make the effort to work with and through Earth – who is a Sentient Being – more ‘Contact’ will be made with you.”  Kay feels this means the ETs are saying nurture and connect with our own local and inner spaces first and it will then be easier to contact ET.

Kay is the Co-Founder of C.D.R.G. (Australia) & CSETI Australia, the Official Australian Point-of-Contact for CSETI & Dr Steven M Greer, Coordinator CSETI Australia CE-5 Working Group, Authorised Mentor for CE-5 Training [Abridged Version] (Australia), CSETI Ambassador to the Universe (CSETI Advanced Research), and the founder of CE5RGA (CE-5 Research Group Australia©) – Dr Steven M Greer’s (CSETI) first dedicated CE-5 Working Group in Australia. [CSETI (Centre for the Study of ExtraTerrestrial Intelligences)]

Kay says: “Create the Space – As Above & Below – As Within & All Around – And They Will Come!”©

Throughout her long association with the UFO community, Kay’s highlights include working with UFORQ (UFO Research Queensland Inc) as an Investigator, UFOICQ (UFO Investigation Centre Queensland) as the Co-founder & Head Investigator, AUFORN (Australian UFO Research Network) as a Co-facilitator & Investigator.

Kay is also a Qualified, Registered & Accredited Naturopath, Natural Therapist, VegaTest Practitioner, Wholsitic Healer and Mentor who has been professionally in Practice in the Natural Health Industry since 1990.


Paul Hamden – Spiritual Advisor

Paul Hamden is the eminent Zeta, spirit medium and shamanic guided teacher, most known for his work with the Zeta race. Paul is the author of ‘Alien Interaction – Communication with Extraterrestrials‘, ‘Spiritual Guides, Mediums and Dimensional Energies‘ and ‘A Primer of the Zeta Race‘, co-authored with William Treurniet.

Paul Has spent his life working towards a relationship with races that is based on evidential information, many healing have occoured through that relationship to others. The races have taught Paul about the many facets of energy and creation, and how to identify enteties and races by their behaviours.

Paul supports many other in their journey, wanting to be of service to others.