This conference was a very timely one, and brought Shroud scholars from all over the world to discuss the latest findings and future plans. It fitted well betwen the 2005 Dallas Shroud conference and the 2010 Shroud expo in Turin. The Shroud Science Group did a wonderful job of organizing this conference. Special thanks to Joe Marino and Sue Benford who took the lead. The various speakers brought their special contributions regarding Shroud dating, image formation, and Shroud history. For me it was also an occasion to see and get acquainted with several of the STURP team and other scholars of the 'Wave One' group such as Rex Morgan, Paul Maloney and Peter Shield. It was a privilege for me also to see for the first time Dr . Kenneth Stevenson, co-author of the 1978 classic, Verdict on the Shroud which summarized all the scientific tests done by the STURP team.
Dr . T. V. Oommen