Alien Resurrection

It’s been more than a decade since The X-Files went off the air, and we still want to believe. If you do, too, look no further than the 23rd annual International UFO Conference, which returns to the Valley this week.

The five-day event brings together speakers and experts in the field for conversations about abductions, from first-person accounts to the spirituality of the experience, to the governments role in -- or cover-up of -- the existence of extraterrestrial life, to a debate on the science of alien life vs. science fiction and a round-up of the most recent UFO sightings in modern history.

Channel your inner Mulder or Scully from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily, Wednesday, February 12, to Sunday, February 16, at the Fort McDowell Hotel & Casino, 10438 North Fort McDowell Road in Scottsdale. Admission varies from $25 to $125 for individual events or all-day passes; full attendance packages are $319. Visit

Wed., Feb. 12, 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Thu., Feb. 13, 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 14, 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 15, 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 16, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 2014