— International Shroud Conference 2017

We are pleased to announce that an international conference on the Shroud of Turin will be held in the United States on July 19 to 22 of 2017.  It will be held in Tri-Cities in the state of Washington, USA.  The Tri-Cities consists of the communities of Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco, is located in the South-Eastern part of the state of Washington, and has a population of about 260,000.  Tri-Cities was selected for the conference because Richland is one of the premier research centers in the United States.  Holding the conference in Tri-Cities will assist in locating additional personnel for research on the Shroud, since Richland has one of the highest ratios of PhDs per capita of anywhere in the country due to the many research laboratories in the area.  The conference will be Wednesday evening (July 19) and all day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (July 20 to 22 of 2017).  It will be held in the large TRAC center in Pasco (http://traconline.com/).  A variety of topics will be covered in the conference including history, science, dating, and image formation with emphasis given to new research.  We hope to have the very best in research papers for these presentations.  Those wanting to present their research at this conference should contact us as soon as possible regarding your topic and schedule.  Please go to the web site for the conference (www.shroudconference2017.com) for additional information on the program, paper submission, registration, hotels, transportation, costs, etc.  And please tell others about this conference.  The organizing committee is the Shroud Research Team in Richland, Washington, that was recently organized by Bob Rucker.  The conference is being co-sponsored by Mark Antonacci’s Test the Shroud Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri.  Inquiries can be emailed to shroudconference2017@yahoo.com.  You may also call Bob Rucker (home:  509-375-4770, cell:  509-628-6894) or email him at robertarucker@yahoo.com.  We hope to see you at the conference.    Bob Rucker