Technology and Security - the ICCST.

2001 London, England

The 35th International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology

October 16-19, 2001
London, England

Dr. Nigel Custance was our Conference Chairman for the 2001 conference. In this role Nigel was responsible for the overall program from initial planning through to implementation. He was assisted by a very experienced conference organizing committee including the Chairman from the previous year’s conference.

The conference facilities were within sight and sound of Big Ben and the historic Houses of Parliament.  The river Thames flows adjacent to Parliament with riverboats running frequently past on sightseeing trips from the pier down as far as Greenwich.

Travel to and from the conference could not have been easier. Westminster Underground (known as the “Tube”) station is less than five minutes away and there is an extensive network of Red buses serving London and its suburbs. This  enabled Carnahan delegates the choice of staying in the heart of London or some way out. Of course, the renowned black taxis always provide an alternative, although perhaps not in the rush hour.

The Channel tunnel has opened up a convenient and efficient travel link from the continent – Eurostar trains from Paris and Brussels arrive at Waterloo station, just one tube stop from Westminster. The journeys from the several London airports are best undertaken by the trains which bring visitors within a tube ride to Westminster.

The conference venue was in the heart of London’s best-known attractions; Buckingham Palace is a ten-minute stroll away, Horse Guards Parade, the Changing of the Guards and Trafalgar Square are also all within walking distance..…. and that is only the start of the attractions.

The 2001 Conference Organizing Committee:


  • Nigel Custance, UK, Conference 2001 Chairman
  • Lawrence Sanson, USA, IEEE ICCST Chairman
  • Michael Jonckheere, Canada, Corrections Services Canada
  • Gerry Levett, Canada, G. Levett and Associates