Optical Document Security 2008

The 2008 Conference on Optical Security and Counterfeit Deterrence

San Francisco, 23 - 25 January, 2008
Venue: Argonaut Hotel
495 Jefferson Street at Hyde
San Francisco, CA 94109

Conference chair: Rudolf L. van Renesse, VanRenesse Consulting (NLD)
Programme Committee: Sara Church, Bank of Canada (CAN); Douglas S. Dunn, 3M Safety, Security, & Protection Services Lab (USA); Malcolm R. M. Knight, De La Rue International Ltd. (GBR); Ian M. Lancaster, International Hologram Manufacturers Association (GBR); Volker Lohweg, University of Applied Sciences Lippe & Höxter (DEU); Roger W. Phillips, Flex Products Inc. - a JDSU Company (USA); Sybrand Spannenburg, Joh. Enschedé Security Print (NLD); Wayne R. Tompkin, OVD Kinegram Corp. (CHE); Dennis J. Trevor, OFS Laboratories (USA).

The 2008 Conference on Optical Document Security has appeared very successful in almost all respects. The conference attendance by 220 delegates from virtually all parts of the world has been beyond expectation. The Conference Proceedings on CD-ROM will be mailed to the delegates by 11 February and shortly thereafter will become available for purchase on this website. Also the Short Course by Ruud van Renesse was a success with an attendance of 74 delegates and 100% positive evaluations. Finally, the Security Exhibit again was the crowded and buzzing event it has always been and exhibitors were excited by the opportunity of having so many contacts in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. After the conference closure all delegates gathered in the hall for a drink and closing talks before running off in all directions of the compass. There was one somewhat disappointing aspect: there was exceptional rain; but it is suspected that not many attendees have noticed that, except during lunch on the last conference day in a leaking tent.

See the Program overview under Past Events on the Conference Website:

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