Our conference is oriented toward people who have an interest in the assassination but who have never had the time or the inclination to study it carefully. Consider this conference a college-level introductory course to the assassination of an American president.
One of the questions I have received over the years is: Given that the assassination occurred over 50 years ago and given that all the participants are now dead, what difference does it make?
The answer is: It is a straight line from the Kennedy assassination to where we are today — living under a way of life in which the federal government exercises omnipotent, non-reviewable powers, including the power to engage in state-sponsored assassinations of both American citizens and foreign citizens.
Today, it's all justified under the term "the war on terrorism." Back in the 50s and 60s, these same types of powers were being justified under the rubric of the Cold War and the supposed threat of an international communist conspiracy to conquer the U.S. and the rest of the world that was supposedly based in Moscow, Russia.
To understand the Kennedy assassination, it is necessary to understand the Cold War context of the assassination as well as the other U.S. regime-change operations that took place both before and after the assassination. By understanding Cold War U.S. foreign policy, one can more easily understand the supposed necessity for the assassination of a U.S. president.