Announced Speakers & Panelists

Timothy Hogan



 Timothy W. Hogan has been a student and Past Master within several different esoteric organizations over the last 20 years. He has studied and served as a leader within various branches of Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, Martinism, and Templarism,  He is a former editor and writer for the periodicals L’Initiation, Ariadne’s Web, and Living Stones Magazine. He’s also written several Masonic and Occult topics. 

Timothy Hogan lectures around the world on various aspects of the Western Mystery tradition. He has spoken at lodges in every continent except Antarctica and Australia.

Timothy Hogan currently serves as the world wide Grand Master of the Order of the Temple of Secret Initiates (O.T.S.I) , (a Knight Templar lineage). He regularly works as a consultant in the entertainment industry, and helping in Track II Diplomacy worldwide.  

Todd E. Creason 33˚


 Todd E. Creason, 33° is the Founder of the Midnight Freemasons blog and is an award winning writer.  He is a Past Master of Homer Lodge No. 199 and Ogden Lodge No. 754 (IL) where he currently serves as Secretary. He is a Past Sovereign Master of the Eastern Illinois Council No. 356 Allied Masonic Degrees. He is a Fellow at the Missouri Lodge of Research (FMLR). He is a charter member of Royal Arch Admiration Chapter No. 282 and currently serves as Excellent High Priest.  He has long been an advocate of enhancing the member experience by making Masonic education central to the lodge culture and has researched and written extensively on the subject. 

Bryan Simmons


  Bryan Simmons, a U.S. Army Veteran and native of Massachusetts, is a Past Master of Ezekiel Bates Lodge in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Brother Simmons has held many pillar offices in several appendant bodies and currently serves on the several committees for the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts as well as several standing and Ad-Hoc committees for the city of Attleboro. Brother Simmons thrives in behind the scenes work his most notable accomplishment is the founding of Masonic Con in 2016 at Ezekiel Bates Lodge, which has provided fraternalism and education to countless Brothers across the country. Brother Simmons currently co-hosts two podcasts Worthy and Well Qualified and Arts, Parts, and Points, An Exchange of Masonic Education and Ideas.  

Jason Richards


 Bro. Jason Richards is Past Master of Acacia Lodge No. 16 in Clifton, VA, where he was raised in 2012, and a member of The Colonial Lodge No. 1821 in Washington, D.C. Jason is a host of The Masonic Roundtable weekly YouTube show and podcast, which has been making Masonic education accessible worldwide since 2014. In addition to his work on The Masonic Roundtable, Jason is an active writer, having written articles for The Midnight Freemasons blog and The Voice Of Freemasonry in the Nation's Capital, the official publication of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, and has been a guest editor of The Fraternal Review. Jason's research interests center on the history of Freemasonry, the evolution of the modern Masonic mythos, and the worldwide sociocultural impact of Freemasonry. He lives in Virginia with his wife, son, two cats, and ever-expanding collection of bow ties.  

Scott S. Dueball


 Education has been a lifelong experience for Scott. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Engineering, and Math from Valparaiso University and a Master of Science in Bio-mechanics from Ball State University. His research has been published and presented in numerous outlets. He enjoys time with his wife and daughter, smoking meat, and woodworking in his free time.  Scott was the Master of D.C. Cregier Lodge No. 81 twice and District Education Officer. Scott currently serves as the Chart Master of Spes Novum Lodge U.D. and as Illinois' first State Education Officer and Chairman of the Committee on Masonic Education..

Alex G. Powers


 RWB, Alex G. Powers is a historian and esoteric enthusiast. As a fifth-generation Freemason, he carries a hearty interest in antiquities of the Masonic institution. He currently serves as the Director of the Kansas Lodge of Research as well as District Deputy Grand Master for Area 9A in Kansas, he is also a Past Master and currently serving as Tyler and Lodge Historian for Gardner Lodge No. 65.  Brother Powers is the host and founder of Historical Light, an independent production focusing on the history of Freemasonry. He is also the author of “A History of Gardner Masonic Lodge No. 65” with additional projects in the works.