IBC is CANCELLED for 2020 due to COVID - 19

September 4-6 2020

Kennewick, WA


Get your Tickets before they are gone!

Three Rivers Convention Center
7016 West Grandridge Blvd
Kennewick, WA 99336
Admission tickets are good for all three days of fun and films with access to all speakers and vendor tables. Come on out and get in on the weekend of friends, filmmakers and serious researchers from all over. For those who will only be popping in for one day, a $25 'One Day Pass' will be available at the door.

With a heavy heart I am going to cancel the 2020 International Bigfoot Conference scheduled for Labor Day Weekend (September 4-6, 2020) in Kennewick Washington. I am uncertain of the ‘crowd restrictions’ that will be imposed in our State of Washington during that time frame.


The COVID-19 restrictions are varied in each state and our Governor has pushed the state into four phases that will be; at a minimum, three weeks for each phase to get through. We are now waiting until May 31 to see where we are in phase one at the end of the month. If it takes longer or we come out the other end of this with restricted crowd size and we cannot have the event the way it’s intended…well, I am just not going to risk your money and time on a maybe! I simply do not trust the future decisions that will be affecting us all.


Additionally, I am currently getting a lot of requests for refunds as people are still without work, expected to stay at home and stay healthy and we are all looking at the bottom line in our finances. This is more than enough time to get hotels and flights squared away and cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions. I will not be doing a ‘virtual conference’ because that is NOT what you paid for.


The money you sent in was for the interaction and opportunity to meet our amazing guests and speakers, maybe even get a picture with them, and an autograph. The money sent in is yours, and I would never consider holding it until next year or keep it from you. I WILL BE SENDING REFUNDS to all who paid for tickets, tables and VIP dinners. 


PLEASE read this carefully… It takes 7-10 business days for the IBC web page to process the refund, and then either PayPal or Stripe will take their steps to return the money to whatever institution that you used to pay (bank or credit card). This will take some time, so PLEASE… WAIT; and give it at least THREE WEEKS before hitting me with the emails.


I will be methodically going through all the purchases and getting them handled ASAP. But I can only get through it at a pace that will not kill me. I am truly sorry for the situation that we are all facing and hopefully we will see a normal life soon with crowds and handshakes without a mask on and distancing concerns. This was a very difficult decision to make and I hope you can all understand our dilemma and circumstances we find ourselves in. 


Please be patient with the time needed to get the refunds done, once it is processed you should get a confirmation in the mail but understand that it will take time.

Please forward this post and make sure everyone is notified.

 The Conference

3 Days of Powerful Talks

September 4-6        Special Guests

The International Bigfoot Conference (IBC) is an annual symposium which brings together the top scholars, researchers, and professional investigators studying the potential existence of Sasquatch and similar cryptids in North America and around the world. Introducing our guests, speakers and our legendary member and co-host; Bob Gimlin will be meeting everyone at the IBC. The International Bigfoot Conference September 4-6th at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, WA. 

In Washington State, last year’s conference guests had the opportunity to meet authors, researchers, and television personalities. This year we are hitting the stage with Top speakers who are amazing researchers who have certainly put in the field time. The International Bigfoot Conference will be held here in Washington State giving an opportunity for the guests to meet some of the worlds greatest presenters.

 The Local Lodging

Our Participating Hotels

Hosting Hotel is SpringHill Suites

For all of you who might be flying into the Tri-Cities area for this fun filled event. The Airport is the Pasco WA Airport, and maybe a 15-20 minute drive to the front door of the conference center (9.3 miles). The distance from each   participating hotel to the The Three Rivers Conference Center is listed on this page. We look forward to seeing you there; please let me know if you have any other questions.


Russell Acord

Co-Founder of the IBC

     1) The SpringHill Suites is attached to the Three Rivers Convention Center and offers great prices and fantastic first    class rooms. $119 per / night   509-820-3026

     2) The Hilton Garden Inn is only across the street from the Convention Center and also offers a great price with         great rooms. $114 per / night     509-735-4600

     3) The Quality Inn Kennewick is approximately 1 mile away from the Convention Center, clean affordable lodging   with great service and hospitable staff for those who want a good nights rest. PRICE - To Be Announced     509-735-6100

     4) The Kennewick Super 8 is approximately 1 mile away from the Convention Center and has clean and affordable   rooms with great service and staff. $75.88 per / night   509-736-6888

     5) The Red Lion Inn & Suites Kennewick is across the street from the Convention Center and also offers a great   price with great rooms. $100 per / night    509-737-2307

     6) The Comfort Inn Kennewick is approximately 1 mile away from the Convention Center and offers clean lodging   with professional service and great staff for those who want a good nights rest. PRICE - $94 per / night     509-783-8396


Speakers (Click on picture for BIO)

Past Conferences




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