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

Shroud of Turin Conference 2017

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 is a positive of the front

image on the Shroud of Turin.

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

Below are negatives of the front and

back images on the Shroud of Turin.


Everyone is invited to attend this conference to learn about the Shroud of Turin.  No specific education, training, or background is required to attend or benefit from the conference.  Though some of the papers presented in the morning and afternoon sessions may be technical in nature, every effort will be made to communicate basic concepts to those without a technical background.  The organizing committee for this conference is the Shroud Research Team in Richland, Washington.  The review committee will review all abstracts and papers submitted to the conference for presentation.​  The conference is being co-sponsored by Mark Antonacci’s Test the Shroud Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri.
Members on the organizing committee and the scientific committee are listed here.



This conference will present the latest research and thinking related to the Shroud of Turin.  Sessions during the morning and afternoon sessions will consist of research papers, PowerPoint presentations, and panel discussions.  Some of the leading researchers from around the world will be coming to this conference to present their latest research on the Shroud of Turin.  Sessions during the evening are planned to be less technical to provide more of a survey of material on the Shroud.  The organizing committee for the conference will publish papers and videos that result from the conference.


The conference will be held in Tri-Cities, Washington, which consists of the communities of Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco.  Tri-Cities is located in the south-eastern part of the state of Washington in the USA.  Tri-Cities was chosen for the conference because Richland is one of the premier research centers in the United States.  The meetings will be held at the large TRAC (Trade, Recreation, and Agricultural Center) center in Pasco (  The Holiday Inn Express hotel in Pasco is just steps from the TRAC center and the Hampton Inn is about a five minute walk from the TRAC center. 


The conference will start the evening of July19 (Wednesday) and continue throughout July 20 to 22 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) of 2017.  This conference schedule running from Wednesday evening through Saturday should allow most people who are flying in for the conference to do so on Wednesday July 19 of 2017 and fly back home on Sunday July 23 of 2017.  This schedule should require only three normal work days – Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, for most people attending the conference.


The purpose of this conference is:

  • To motivate additional research to help solve the mysteries regarding the Shroud.
  • To bring together some of the main researchers on the Shroud so that they can interact with each other to stimulate and further their research.
  • To discuss, plan, and promote future testing of the Shroud.
  • To hold the conference in a city that is a research center where new potential researchers can be challenged with the task of helping to solve the mysteries of the Shroud.


All presentations at the conference will be given in English.  This conference will cover all topics related to the Shroud of Turin including history, images, pollen, dating, radiation, and image formation.  Papers will be selected to promote an accurate understanding of the Shroud.  Papers on the Sudarium of Oviedo are also welcome.  Mark Antonacci and Russ Breault will bring replicas of the Shroud of Turin, including Russ’s full size replica of the Shroud.  The planning committee will attempt to allot an appropriate amount of time for each presentation, with time also allowed for questions and panel discussions.  The purpose of this format is to discuss the merits of the presented concepts and to develop a path forward for future research.  Further details of the conference will develop as papers are submitted and reviewed.  The papers and videos resulting from the conference will be made available after the conference.

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  Shroud of Turin​​ Conference 2017

Seeking Solutions to the Mysteries of the Shroud