​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​            The conference on the Shroud of Turin will be held in the TRAC center in Pasco, Washington, US, starting on Wednesday evening (July 19 of 2017) and all day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (July 20 to 22 of 2017).  Presentations during the morning and afternoon sessions can be more technical in nature to communicate recent and previous research on the Shroud of Turin.  The evening programs (Wednesday through Saturday) will be somewhat more general in nature to encourage members of the community to attend.  A major purpose of the conference is to promote research on the Shroud, so this issue will be raised frequently during the conference.  An overview of the conference as it is currently planned is the following:

Wednesday Evening, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, July 19, 2017, Introduction and Summary of Research on the Shroud
Thursday 7:45 am to 9:30 pm, July 20, 2017, Preliminary Issues & History of the Shroud
Friday, 7:45 am to 9:30 pm, July 21, 2017, Science & Dating of the Shroud 
Saturday, 7:45 am to 9:30 pm, July 22, 2017, Sudarium Studies & Image Formation on the Shroud

Those that are considering registering for the conference may desire more information than the above overview.  Therefore, ​the preliminary draft of the program is shown below, with the understanding that this is only a best estimate of the presentations and speakers based on their intentions that have been communicated to us.  As we have not yet  reached the deadline for abstract submittal (February 28) and in general papers have not yet been submitted or accepted, many changes and additions should be expected.    As abstracts and papers are submitted, and as decisions regarding these are made, these decisions will be incorporated into the program listed below.  Final decisions of the organizing committee will be based on the papers that will be submitted.  Below the program is a list of Shroud researchers that have indicated their intention to come to the conference and possible other topics on which they could speak.

Preliminary Draft of the Program

Wednesday Evening, July 19, 2017, Introduction and Summary of Research on the Shroud 

“Overview of the Shroud” by Bob Siefker
“CSI Jerusalem, Case of the Missing Body” by Russ Breault 

Thursday, July 20, 2017, Preliminary Issues & History of the Shroud

“Exposition of John 20” by Dr. Fred Baltz
“Cause of Jesus' Death” by Dr. Pietro Pescetellli
"Avignon and the Shroud of Turin: Authenticity Confirmed" by Jack Markwardt

"Geoffrey de Charny's Acquisition of the Shroud of Turin" by Jack Markwardt
“Who Saw the Mandylion and What was its Size” by Dr. Mario Latendresse

“There is no Evidence that Othon de la Roche Acquired the Shroud” by Dr. Mario Latendresse
“The Shroud from the Middle East to France: the Sainte-Chapelle of Paris” by Dr. Mario Latendresse

“The Holy Shroud and Othon de La Roche: notes for a working hypothesis on the “Missing Years” (1204-1356)” by Alessandro Piana
“Uncovering the Frailities of Ecclesiastical Authorities” by Giorgio Bracaglia
“Man of Sorrows' Probable Shroud Origin” by Dr. Emanuela Marinelli
Panel Discussion on the Day’s Presentations
“The Day the Shroud Foiled Hitler” by Russ Breault 

Friday, July 21, 2017, Science & Dating of the Shroud 

“The 'Other Images' on the Shroud of Turin” by Paolo Di Lazzaro, Daniele Murra

"Use of an Electron Microscope in a Sample Deposited on the Face of the Turin Shroud" by Pr. Gerard Lucotte
“Sources of DNA Found on the Shroud of Turin” by Dr. Gianni Barcaccia
“Politics of the Shroud C-14 Dating” by Joe Marino
“The Neutron Emission Hypothesis” by Bob Rucker
“Invisible Reweave on the Shroud: Evidence For” by Joe Marino
“Invisible Reweave on the Shroud: Evidence Against” by Mark Antonacci
“New Dating Techniques” by Giulio Fanti
Panel Discussion on the Day’s Presentations
“Seven Secrets of the Sacred Shroud” by Russ Breault 

Saturday, July 22, 2017, Sudarium Studies & Image Formation on the Shroud

“Pollens on the Shroud and the Sudarium of Oviedo” by Dr. Marzia Boi
"A Geometric Mechanism for Image Formation" by Dr. Mario Latendresse

"Chromosome Acting as Loop Antenna" by Tony Fleming

"Image Formation by Charged Nuclear Particles" by Dr. Arthur C. Lind
“Role of Radiation in Image Formation” by  Bob Rucker
“Image Formation by Corona Discharge” by Giulio Fanti
“Linen Coloration by Pulsed Radiation, a Review” by Paolo Di Lazzaro, Daniele Murra

"Explaining the Color of the Blood on the Shroud" by A. Di Lascio, P. Di Lazzaro, P. Iacomussi, M. Missori, D. Murrra
“Evidence for Image Formation by a Cloth Collapse” by Mark Antonacci
“Problems with the Cloth Collapse Hypothesis” by Bob Rucker

“Naturalistic Processes for Image Formation” by Mark Antonacci
Panel Discussion on the Day’s Presentations
“Where are we, and Where do we go from Here? by Mark Antonacci
“Secrets of the Man Clothed in Linen” by Russ Breault

Topics that we would like to find speakers for are the following:

“Production Process from Flax to Linen” by TBD  (TBD = To Be Determined)
“Nature of the Copies that have been made of the Shroud” by TBD
“35 Years of Shroud Science” by TBD

“Statistical Analysis of C-14 Dating” by TBD

“Image Characteristics” by TBD

“Philosophy of Science and Epistemology” by TBD

​"C-14 Dating of the Shroud of Turin" by TBD

The following is a list of Shroud researchers that have indicated their intention to come to the conference and possible topics, other than those listed above, on which they could speak.

Mark Antonacci, Test the Shroud Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri, www.testtheshroud.org
Dr. Fred Baltz,  D.Min. University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, now Pastor at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Galena, Illinois

Dr. Gianni Barcaccia, Professor of Genetics, University of Padua, Padua, Italy

Giorgio Bracaglia, Director of the Holy Shroud Guild, near Rochester, New York, holyshroudguild.org

​            > Historical Perspective of the Holy Shroud Guild

Russ Breault, Shroud of Turin Education Project, Inc. (STEP), Peachtree City, Georgia, www.shroudencounter.com
Giulio Fanti, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Padua University, Padua, Italy

             >  Detailed analysis of Byzantine coins

Dr. Mario Latendresse, PhD in computer science, www.sindonology.org

Dr. Paolo Di Lazzaro, ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Frascati, Italy
Dr. Arthur C.  Lind, Physicist, Test the Shroud Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri, www.testtheshroud.org, also Lind Research and Development, Chesterfield, MO

​Pr. Gerard Lucotte, Institute of Molecular Anthropology in Paris, France,  lucotte@hotmail.com
Dr. Emanuela Marinelli, Collegamento pro Sindone, Rome, Italy, www.shroud.it

Joe Marino​, independent Shroud researcher, Dublin, Ohio

​Jack Markwardt, J.D., historian, Estero, Florida

Guillermo Moreno, Civil Engineer, Head of the Investigation Team of the Spanish Centre for Sindonology, Valensia,  Spain.
Dr. Pietro Pescetellli,  (Peter), cardiologist, Italy

Alessandro Piana, historian, Monza, Italy

​Robert Rucker, Nuclear Engineer, Test the Shroud Foundation, Richland, Washington, www.testtheshroud.org
Robert Siefker, Turin Shroud Center of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, www.shroudofturin.com

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Below is a negative of the face on the Shroud of Turin, taken by Giuseppe Enri in 1931.

Photos from the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) testing on the Shroud in 1978:​

Below is a positive of the front

image on the Shroud of Turin.

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This site includes Shroud of Turin evidence, Shroud of Turin facts, latest research and new evidence on the history, DNA, pollen, image formation, and dating of the Shroud of Turin.

Below are negatives of the front and

back images on the Shroud of Turin.