The event was held at the Bates College Museum of Art during the weekend of October 28, 29, and 30th, 2005. It was a memorable event that brought together a diverse group to discuss issues of cryptozoology, science and art.

The keynote speaker was the famous cryptozoologist Loren Coleman who is widely published and viewed as the authority in the field. His books include Tom Slick: True Life Encounters in Cryptozoology, Bigfoot: The True Stories of Apes in America and The Field Guide to Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents, and Other Mystery Denizens of the Deep. He recently founded the Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine where he lives and works.