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Conference Schedule

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Schedule of Events for
the Haunted Galena Conference

All Conference events will be held at the DeSoto House Hotel unless otherwise noted.

After Hours Events are optional and subject to additional registration and extra cost.




Presentation times are subject to change.

Friday, April 19, 2024

4:00 PM: Registration and vendor rooms open at the DeSoto House Hotel

6:30 PM: Vendor Rooms Closed for the Night

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM:  Welcome Party in the Ballroom.  Music performed by Wendy Lynn Markus.
5:30 PM: Welcome and Opening of the Haunted Galena Conference - Ted Williams and Robyn Davis
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Panel Discussion: Hosted by Scott Markus

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Ghost Stories Open Mic with Scott Markus

Friday, April 19, 2024 After Hours Events

Registration required except for the Free Welcome Mixer and Ghost Story Open Mic

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM: Build Your Own Cemetery Terrarium with Amanda Woomer

10:00 PM - 2:00 AM:  Combo Investigation at Galena Cellars Winery and The Dowling House
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM: Investigation at DeSoto House Hotel

Saturday, April 20th, 2024

There will be a 15 minute break between all general sessions

8:00 AM: Vendor Rooms open at the DeSoto House Hotel
8:30 AM -9:30 AM: The Hanging of John Taylor 
- Robyn Davis and Ted Williams
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM: Haunted Dolls - Kari Bergen         
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: The Ghost Studies - Brandon Massullo

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM: Lunch Break


1:15 PM - 2:15 PM: Ghosts, Gangsters and the Haunting of Al Capone - Troy Taylor
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: The Art of Grieving - Amanda Woomer
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM: Ghosts of the Blackhawk War - Dan Norvell and Larry Eissler, III
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Anatomy of an Exorcism
 - Chris McBrien

Saturday, April 20th, 2024 After Hours Events

Registration required for After Hours Events

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM: Psychic Workshop - Manifesting Faith - Chris McBrien (Ballroom-DeSoto House Hotel)
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM: Haunted Galena
Ghost Walk (leaves from DeSoto House Hotel

10:00 PM - 2:00 AM: Combo Investigation at Galena Cellars Winery and The Dowling House

10:00 PM - 2:00 AM: Combo Investigation at The Dowling House

Sunday, April 21st, 2024 After Hours Events

Registration required for After Hours Events

11:30 AM  - 1:00 PM: Galena's Greenwood Cemetery Tour

See you at the
Haunted Galena Conference 2024

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