International Conference on The Shroud of Turin
Seeking Solutions to the Mysteries of the Shroud

July 19-22, 2017
TRAC Center
Pasco, Washington

Pasco Conference Program
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On July 19-22, 2017, an International Conference on the Shroud of Turin - "Seeking Solutions to the Mysteries of the Shroud," was held at the TRAC Center in Pasco, Washington. The event was sponsored by Mark Antonacci and his Test the Shroud Foundation and was organized and managed by Robert Rucker (and family). The Official Website of the event is online at this link: ICST - 2017 and includes the Conference Schedule, Abstracts, and Biographies of the presenters. As we have done with many conferences in the past, we created this page which is dedicated to the event, although it is unfinished and still under construction. It includes conference details, photos, links to a few of the papers, several reviews written by conference attendees and much more. Our goal is to eventually include all the papers that were presented in their entirety, but that will take a few more months to complete. Since I was unable to attend the conference myself, I could not write my usual summary of the event, so I asked STERA, Inc. Board member Russ Breault, to write a brief overview for us. Russ acted as Master of Ceremonies for the conference and made a number of presentations himself. In fact, you can already find links to videos of each presentation and Abstracts of every paper on the Shroud University Pasco 2017 page of Russ' website. Here is his article:

The International Conference on the Shroud of Turin held in Pasco, Washington July 19-22 was a great success. Robert Rucker and his organizing team along with his wife and daughter worked tirelessly to pull off a well-organized and well promoted conference. Numerous exhibits were developed by his talented daughter, Joleen. She created an exhibit on how flax is prepared, a simulated crown of thorns and even created a realistic model representing the empty tomb. They brought in several posters and life-size photo replicas to grace the walls of the TRAC Center where the conference was held. Bob was able to bring in a video crew from his church who were able to film and live stream the entire event on Youtube with all the talks available for anyone to view right now. Here is the best link for anyone who wants to explore some of the excellent presentations made during this three day event: http://www.shrouduniversity.com/pasco17.php

Bob and his team also arranged for lunch and dinner all three days of the conference creating a wonderful time of fellowship with fellow researchers and participants. Hotels were adjacent to the conference center making it very convenient for people to come and go from their rooms. The visual displays were excellent offering two large screens on either side of the stage. The sound system worked flawlessly as well. Now for the best part. I was exceedingly pleased to see so many of our fellow researchers from "across the pond" including Italy, Spain, France and Australia. Since there is a direct link above to all the presentations, there is no need for me to critique any of them. Watch, enjoy and come to your own conclusions.

An added bonus to the conference were two film crews on site to interview various experts for two new documentaries. One will air here in the US and the other will air in China! One last shout out and thanks…to Treau, a young lady from New York who volunteered to be our time keeper for each speaker. She was indispensable for keeping us all on track. Once again, kudos to Bob Rucker and his team for putting together a terrific conference and sharing it with the world via streaming video. It was my honor to emcee the event.

Russ Breault

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 --- THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 --- FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 --- SATURDAY, July 22, 2017

A Review of the Conference by Charles Huneycutt --- A Review of the Conference by Al Roca



The Pasco Conference - ©2017 Russ Breault

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Introduction and Summary




The Pasco Conference - ©2017 Trieu Gentry

Thursday, July 20, 2017, Preliminary Issues & History




The Pasco Conference - ©2017 Russ Breault

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




The Pasco Conference - ©2017 Trieu Gentry

Saturday, July 22, 2017, Image Formation on the Shroud


Attendees included Paolo di Lazzaro (holding glass), Emanuela Marinelli and Michela Marinelli (Italy) - ©2017 Russ Breault


WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 --- THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 --- FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 --- SATURDAY, July 22, 2017


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