Registration for the Shroud of Turin Conference

Attendance at the first session Wednesday evening (June 19, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm) is free. Attendance at the remainder of the conference (all day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7:45 am to 9:30 pm, July 20 to 22) requires registration and payment. Lunch and dinner will be catered into the conference on July 20 to 22, which is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the conference. We encourage people to register for the conference with meals so that they will not miss any of the conference and so they can talk during meals with those making presentations and others attending the conference. Registering for the conference with meals will also help to pay for rental of the TRAC center. The meals will be served to the tables. See the menu below.

The price per person for registration for the entire conference (July 19 to 22 of 2017) is as follows:

With meals: $165
​Without meals:
$65

Thursday July 20th

Lunch: Hawaiian Tri Tip, Fried Rice with Grilled Fresh Pineapple
Served with Tossed Greens, Seasonal Veggies, Rolls and Butter
Dessert: Petite English Trifle

Dinner: Chicken Mornay topped with Roma Tomatoes, Avocados, Monterey Jack Cheese Sauce with Five Grain Rice Blend
Served with Tossed Green or Caesar Salad, and Hot Rolls
Dessert: Tiramisu Cake

Friday July 21st

Lunch: Three Meat Deli Combo, Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef with
Swiss Cheese on Hoagie Roll, with Roasted Red Potato Salad
Dessert: German Chocolate Cake

Dinner: Southwestern Chicken Cordon Bleu, Stuffed with Mild Anaheim Chilis and Pepper Jack Cheese with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce with Garlic Cilantro Rice, Tossed Green or Caesar Salad, Rolls
Dessert: Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce

Saturday July 22nd

Lunch: Citron Chicken Marinated in Citrus Juices, Charbroiled
Topped with Orange Demi Glaze with Five Grain Rice, Tossed Greens, Seasonal Veggies, Rolls and Butter
Dessert: Apple Strudel

Dinner: Grilled Flank Steak with Red Pepper Gorgonzola Pesto
Served over Roasted Shallot Mashed Potatoes with Merlot Sauce, Tossed Greens or Caesar Salad, Rolls
Dessert: Double Layer Chocolate Cake

The cost to attend any one day is $25 and for an evening session starting at 6:30 pm is $10. The price for the lunch and dinner meals that will be catered into the conference is $35 per day. Payments will be accepted at the door provided that the limitation of the conference room is not exceeded, and provided that meals are still available (see below). It is best to preregister for the entire conference to assure your entry into the conference.

*** The organizing committee must make final meal arrangements prior to the start of the conference. Thus, it may not be possible to accept reservations for meals after July 12, 2017. If meals reservations are desired after this date, it is best to contact us to determine whether meal reservations are still possible.

To register for the conference, use the "Register now" button below:

​​​Donations for the general expenses of the conference including assistance given for travel expenses and for research on the Shroud of Turin can be made by check. Please make checks out to "Test the Shroud Foundation". Donations can either be made at the conference or they can be mailed to the following address:

Shroud Conference 2017
c/o Robert A. Rucker
129 MacArthur St.
​Richland, WA 99354


​If the conference results in a financial loss, it will be paid by donations, by the Shroud Research Team in Richland, and by the Test The Shroud Foundation. If the conference results in a financial gain, all proceeds will go to the Test the Shroud Foundation to facilitate future research on the Shroud and for future seminars and conferences on the Shroud.

Cost for Hotels and Transportation

The hotels that are closest to the TRAC center in Pasco, Washington state, where the conference will be held are the Holiday Inn Express and the Hampton Inn. There are many other hotels in Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco that may be available. Please call for prices on hotels, and please register at a hotel early because hotels will fill up due to other special events during July. Most hotels include breakfast in the cost of the room. Car rental will not be needed if you are staying at the Holiday Inn Express or the Hampton Inn because shuttle vans are available for transportation from the airport to these hotels. The TRAC center and these hotels are only about five miles from the airport.