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Shroud of Turin Education Project
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(of G. Fanti)
Collegamento pro Sindone
The Shroud of Turin for Scandinavian Languages
Council for Study of the Shroud of Turin
Crucifixion and Shroud Studies
Shroud of Turin: The Truth
Light of the Shroud
AN INTERNATIONAL* SHROUD CONFERENCE
The Shroud Science Group sponsored "The Shroud of Turin: Perspectives on a Multifaceted Enigma" at The
on the grounds of The Ohio State University
which was held Thursday August 14 through Sunday August 17 2008. See
TALK BY SHROUD OF TURIN RESEARCH PROJECT (STURP) PRESIDENT THOMAS D'MUHALA AND A "TRIBUTE TO STURP" PRESENTATION INCLUDING NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PHOTOS FROM THE 1978 STUDY BY STURP DOCUMENTING PHOTOGRAPHER BARRIE SCHWORTZ. OTHER MEMBERS OF STURP WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE.
A PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED PAPER BY THE LATE RAY ROGERS WAS PRESENTED!
KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY REX MORGAN: "THE SHROUD: AN ETERNAL CHALLENGE."
ALSO TO BE PRESENTED: "WHAT WENT WRONG WITH THE SHROUD'S RADIOCARBON DATE?: SETTING IT ALL IN CONTEXT" BY PAUL MALONEY.
Information Below Is Now Ancient History which will be cleaned out at some point.
STUDENT POSTER PAPERS Abstracts Accepted Until July 25th Contact Ray Schneider or Giulio Fanti at
Poster Papers will be divided into two sections: Senior and Junior. The Senior section will be college undergraduate and graduate students. The Junior section will be Secondary and High School Students.
ANNOUNCING: The Turin Shroud Prize for the best Student Poster Paper at the Conference
in the Senior Section First Prize is a Framed Replica of the Shroud of Turin and $750 USD to the student who presents the best poster paper in Turin Shroud studies. A second prize of $350 USD and a third prize of $150 USD will also be awarded. All students will receive a certificate of participation.
ABSTRACT Deadline is 25 July 2008 for Poster Paper Abstracts. See additional details below in Call for Papers/Student submission section.
REGISTRATION FEE includes 6 meals (no meals for Thursday and Friday nights and Sunday lunch but other convenient choices available) and a conference program, will be $200 for students and $300 for early general registration (through 30 April 2008) or $350 for general registration (starting 1 May 2008). Refunds (minus a $25 administrative fee) until 8 August 2008 will be available for those who register but are unable to attend. A Friday-only registration fee of $175 is available. Fee that day will include breakfast and lunch. Payment can be made that day by check or credit card. Friday-only will be added to online registration page (see below).
TO REGISTER ONLINE, CLICK HERE (For Non-Students)
Students should contact Ray Schneider
for Registration Information
FOR DOWNLOADABLE PDF FORM FOR REGISTRATION (For Non-Students) FOR MAILING, CLICK HERE:
CALL FOR PAPERS
Submissions of abstracts for papers are now being accepted for “The Shroud of Turin: Perspectives on a Multifaceted Enigma.” One does not have to be a member of the Shroud Science group to submit. Submissions of abstracts and vitaes can be submitted electronically via email Microsoft Word attachment to
, or by regular mail to Joe Marino / 2408 Sovron Ct. / Dublin, Ohio 43016 U.S.A. or by Fax to (614) 766-4242.
English is the official language of the conference.
Abstracts are to be submitted and papers are to be read in English.
Submissions are due no later then 1 February 2008 for Regular Session Papers and 25 July 2008 for Poster Papers.
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be made no later then 1 April 2008.
Any inquiries regarding submissions should be submitted to Joe Marino at the aforementioned email or mail addresses or Fax number.
Subject matter can include anything related to the scientific, historical or theological aspects of the Shroud of Turin. Preference will be given to papers with new material, i.e., that has not been presented at a conference or published previously elsewhere. If a proposed paper is a mixture of previously presented/published material, the author is requested to state the percentage of new material contained in the paper.
Papers should be 30 minutes maximum, except those designated as “Special Presentations,” which may be longer.
Acceptances or rejection will be based on abstracts alone; complete papers need not be submitted for review but for the Proceedings only. Authors are requested to submit abstracts between 250 and 500 words and a brief curriculum vitae of no more than 500 words.
Abstracts should be in Times New Roman font with size 12. Authors are requested to include an email address. Abstracts will have the submitter's name removed and sent to reviewers. Authors can submit as many abstracts as desired, but in order to open the floor to as many presenters as possible authors will likely be restricted to 2 papers for which they are the primary or secondary author. However, the possibility of allowing more than 2 papers per author remains open. If more than 2 abstracts are submitted, authors are requested to prioritize by number. Authors are also asked to specify if their papers include PowerPoint slides (or other visuals).
Students are invited to submit abstracts for poster sessions. Student vitae's should give their current academic status and a brief summary of their background and interest in the Shroud of Turin. The conference will be providing 10 easels for posters. Depending on the number and quality of poster sessions submitted, students may be allowed to bring their own easels for sessions. Students may contact
(Italy) for further details and information regarding special registration.
Following the conference, papers will be published online only on a conference website. Papers should be submitted electronically to Dan Porter at
. Authors whose papers are accepted will be asked to submit the complete paper no later than 31 December 2008. Papers will eventually appear on the website
Some Information on The Blackwell
When you call please make sure you say you are with Shroud of Turin Conference or SHRO0808 (which is the room block code). All reservations should be made by Tuesday, July 15, 2008 in order to receive the group rate (plus taxes and valet parking.)
- 2110 Tuttle Park Place - Columbus, Ohio 43210 Phone: 614-247-4000 - Toll Free: 866-247-4003 - Fax: 614-247-4040
Spacious Executive work areas with leather chairs and Multiple high-speed Ethernet lines
Cordless phone with two phone lines in each room with voice mail, data port and an additional phone with conference call features
Mini-bar area with coffee maker, locally roasted Blackwell Blend coffee and teas
Pillow-top mattresses with High Thread-count sheets and plush bedding
27" televisions with remote control 70-channel cable service
In-room safe, large enough to accommodate a laptop
Spacious bathroom with Hair dryer and scale
Windows that open to allow fresh air
Thick, luxurious bathrobes
Evening turndown service
AM/FM alarm clock and CD player
DVD players in suites and lofts
Fax/copier/printers in many rooms
Iron & ironing board
VIP rooms and services including a Conference/Hospitality rooms on each floor, Executive suites with vaulted ceilings and a
Evening turndown service
Bistro 2110, our full service, fine dining restaurant with Room Service available from 6am until midnight
Bar / lounge in hotel Lobby
Concierge and Bell services
24-hour fitness center
24-hour gift shop
Per recent Ohio State University policy, smoking rooms are no longer offered
+Airport shuttle and local ground transportation
+Guests must make their transportation reservation with our concierge at least 48 hours in advance.
Ethernet Internet Connection:
The Blackwell provides free high-speed Internet access to all guests. In order to take advantage of this service, your computer must have a standard RJ45 Ethernet card installed iwth TC/IP Protocol configured for DHCP. Regrettably, The Blackwell is unable to configure any computers for guests. If you are unsure of computer configuration, please have your company configure your computer prior to your arrival at The Blackwell. *Data ports are also available in the guest rooms (a charge is applied after the first 30 minutes of use).
: 1 King Bed / 2 Double beds: Single Rate $127 Double Rate $127
Pending availability, prices good immediately before and immediately after conference
: When making reservations, attendees should identify themselves as being with the Shroud of Turin Conference program. All reservations should be made by TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2008 in order to receive the group rate (plus taxes and valet parking). After this date, the hotel will release rooms not sold from the group block for general sales and all subsequent hotel reservations will be taken on an availability basis. Every attempt will be made to accommodate special requests for room types. This includes smoking preferences and location, however, due to arrival and departure patterns not all requests may be fulfilled.
Reservations are required by the hotel to be guaranteed with a credit card. Reservations should be made by the designated cutoff date in order to take advantage of the special group rate. To receive the negotiated rate, participants should identify themselves as being with the Shroud of Turin Conference program when making reservations. Individuals should cancel reservations prior to 4:00pm the day of the scheduled arrival to avoid one night's room and tax charge to the credit card on file.
Reservations will be guaranteed by each individual and the individual will be responsible for all charges upon arrival.
Check-in / Check-out:
Check in time is 3:00pm and check out time is 12:00pm. Requests for early check in and late check out are based upon availability and at no additional charge. Requests for early check in and late check out are based upon availability and fees may apply.
: The Blackwell offers complimentary airport transportation to and from the hotel. They request 48-hour notice of airline information, including flight number and arrival time. This can be arranged at the time of the individual's reservation. The Guest will pick up the shuttle outside baggage claim at the "OFF AIRPORT HOTELS SHUTTLE" area every half hour past the hour. Local transportation is available complimentary up to five (5) miles of the hotel for groups of up to five (5) people. A fee may be applied for larger groups traveling outside the five (5) mile radius.
The Hotel Van, limited to groups of 7 maximum, will run every hour and a half for both pick-ups and drop-offs with a 5-minute windo of wait time. Operating times will be from 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Airline, Flight number, and arrival time will still be required at least 48 hours in advance for scheduling purposes.
Van departs Blackwell at 7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm.
Van departs Airport at 7:45 am, 9:15 am, 10:45 am, 12:15 pm, 1:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:45 pm, 6:15 pm, 7:45 pm, 9:15 pm and 10:45 pm.
Guests who have not scheduled transportation within 48-hours and are not able to be picked up, will be responsible for providing their own transportation. Any special requests that deviate from the schedule will be subject ot availability.
The Lincoln Town Car
will be used strictly for trips within the hotel’s
Limited trips of
The schedule for the
will be based on availability.
Trips outside the
will be subject to availability and a
From Port Columbus International Airport:
Travel I-670 West, to the State Route 315 North interchange (6 mi.). Follow State Route 315, North, to the Lane Avenue exit. Go east (right), past Olentangy River Road, until you come to Tuttle Park Place. Turn right at the traffic light and follow Tuttle Park Place past Neil Avenue. The Blackwell will be on your left.
Interstate 270 is the bypass loop around Columbus, Ohio. It connects to interstates 70 & 71 from all directions, but only connects to State Route 315 from the North end of the city.
From the East:
Travel I-70 West, to the State Route 315 interchange. Follow State Route 315, North, to the Lane Avenue exit. Go east (right), past Olentangy River Road, until you come to Tuttle Park Place. Turn right at the traffic light and follow Tuttle Park Place past Neil Avenue. The Blackwell will be on your left.
From the North:
Travel I-71 South, to the Interstate 270 interchange. Travel I-270, West, to the State Route 315 interchange (1.3 mi.). Follow State Route 315, South, to the Lane Avenue exit. Go east (left), past Olentangy River Road, until you come to Tuttle Park Place. Turn right at the traffic light and follow Tuttle Park Place past Neil Avenue. The Blackwell will be on your left.
From the South:
Travel I-71 North, to the State Route 315 interchange. Follow State Route 315, North, to the Lane Avenue exit. Go east (right), past Olentangy River Road, until you come to Tuttle Park Place. Turn right at the traffic light and follow Tuttle Park Place past Neil Avenue. The Blackwell will be on your left.
From the West:
Travel I-70 East, to the State Route 315 interchange. Take State Route 315, North, to the Lane Avenue exit. Go east (right), past Olentangy River Road, until you come to Tuttle Park Place. Turn right at the traffic light and follow Tuttle Park Place past Neil Avenue. The Blackwell will be on your left.
The Blackwell offers Valet Parking for all hotel guests and meeting attendees. The overnight rate is $15 per day and is applied to the guest's folio. For meeting attendees the rate is $9 for an all day meeting and $5 for half-day meetings and evening events.
Carry in and Carry-Out Policy
: The Blackwell reserves the right to inspect and control all private parties, meetings, receptions, etc. being held on the premises. Due to food safety regulations, no food or beverage of any kind is permitted to be brought into the banquet and/or meeting rooms or to be removed from the property.
: All packages sent to the hotel should be pre-paid. The hotel will refuse any package coming C.O.D. In case of large shipments or crates, the hotel's Meeting Planner must be notified two (2) weeks in advance so that preparations can be arranged. The first five (5) boxes will be handled and stored at no charge to the client. A handling and storage fee of $5.00 per box thereafter will be assessed and charged to the client's master bill. Multiple packages within a single shipment should be numbered in sequence (i.e., 1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3). Our receiving entrance is open from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. The Blackwell does not accept any liability for equipment, displays or other materials which arrive to the hotel. The client is responsible for insuring it properly for loss or damage. Materials shipped for event should not arrive more than three (3) days prior to the scheduled event.
Shipment of material, literature, etc. that are used in conjunction with a meeting at the Blackwell should be addressed as follows:
HOLD FOR: Mr. Joe Marino
Shroud of Turin Conference
Arrival Date: Thursday, August 14, 2008
2110 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, Ohio 43210
*For Catholics wondering about Sunday Mass, there's a Newman Center within a couple of blocks of the hotel. Their Masses in mid-August in recent years has been 5:30 pm Saturday night and 10:00 and Noon on Sunday morning. Fr. Stephen Fichter had been planning to attend the conference and was going to have a Mass on site but unfortunately will not be able to make it. The Newman Center is only a 10 minute walk from the conference. If attendees go the Saturday night Mass, they will have to miss a portion of the 5:00 presentation, all of the 5:30 presentation and the beginning part of the dinner period (but still should have plenty of time to eat).
*For those with an interest in athletics, Ohio Stadium, one of the largest college football venues in the country (seats 105.000), where the Ohio State Buckeyes play, can be seen from the front of the hotel. There are no tours at that time as far as I know, but you can walk around the perimeter of the Stadium.
*For activities in the Columbus area, see:
*For further information, contact Joe Marino at
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