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Monday, July 17, 2017

ICV 27, London Flag Congress 2017.

London Flag Congress, ICV27

Since 1969, the Fédération internationale des associations vexillologiques (FIAV) an international federation of 52 regional, national, and multinational vexillological associations and institutions across the globe. has sponsored the biennial International Congresses of Vexillology (ICV). Every two years the world’s flag people come together to discuss the subject they love best, flags, hear talks on various vexillological subjects and socialise. 

 Flag Institute, UK will organise the 27th International Congress of Vexillology (ICV27) from 6-11 August 2017, at Huxley Building, Imperial College, 180 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 2AZ .

Here is the full programme, list of the speakers and the titles of their topics to be presented during the Congress. 
1500-1800 Registration
Venue: Huxley Building
1800-2000 Informal get-together
Venue: FiveSixEight, Beit Quadrangle, 2 Prince Consort Rd, Kensington, London SW7 2BB

0900-1000 Opening Ceremony / official ICV27 photograph
Venue: Queen's Lawn, Imperial College
 Conference Speakers;
1030-1100 Annie Platoff (USA) : Little Leninists: flags, symbols, and the political socialization of Soviet children
1100-1130 Tiago José Berg (Brazil) : Vexillology with high school students
1130-1200 Ted Kaye (USA) : American city flag redesign - a welcome change
1200-1230 Kevin Harrington (Canada) : Flags and the Anniversaries of 2017 - myths, mistakes, misconceptions
1400-1430 Christopher Maddish (USA) : Colour coding and new vexillological avenues for flag design
1430-1500 Pierre-Jean Guionin (France): The new edition of Album des pavillons et des marques distinctives
1500-1530 Victor Lomantsov (Russia) : Flags of trade-unions' sport societies in the USSR
1600-1630 Sekhar Chakrabarti (India): Variant of dominant political party flag as national flag - confusions and controversies: a case study
1630-1700 John Cartledge (UK) : Red for danger
1830-2200 Welcome barbecue includes celebration toast marking the 50th Anniversary of the Inception of FIAV (ICV2, Rüschlikon, 1967)
Venue: Roof terrace, Baden Powell House, 65-67 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5JS 

0900-0930 Ralph Bartlett (Australia) : Flags by King for Country
0930-1000 Rachel Phelan (Ireland) : What's up with the big green flag? The conservation of the flag of the Irish Republic
1000-1030 Roberto Breschi (Italy) : A vexillological treasure in Florence, Italy
1100-1130 Manuela Schmöger (Germany) : - a Wiki about municipal flags
1130-1200 Scot Guenter (USA): Historical shifts and emergent paradigms: tradition, ideology, sources of power and influence in flag studies
1200-1230 Alan Hardy : The standard colour set, a common ratio, contrast and individualities
1400-1430 Ralph Kelly (Australia): A flag for Empire
1430-1500 Cédric de Fougerolle (France) : Ex-libris and vexillology
1500-1530 Ladislav Hnát (Czech Republic) : Party flags, colours and logos in the 8th European Parliament
1600-1610 Pluethipol Prachumphol (Thailand) : History of the Thai flag
1610-1620 Slovenian Vexillological Association : ICV29 bid - supporting presentation
1620-1630 Genealogical Society of Ireland : ICV29 bid - supporting presentation
1630-1800 25th FIAV General Assembly

8.30-9.30 Full day excursion to Greenwich

9.30-13.30 Arrive Greenwich Park (Blackheath Gate) for a guided walking tour including Royal Observatory (Prime Meridian, Flamsteed House, great views), Old Royal Naval College (Painted Hall and Chapel), Cutty Sark
13.30-15.00 Lunch - Davy's Wine Bar, Greenwich
15.15-15.45 National Maritime Museum: 'Flags in the NMM: an introduction', a talk by Barbara Tomlinson, Curator Emeritus
15.45- Explore the NMM and Greenwich
Return travel: by river on Thames Clipper to Westminster Pier

0900-0930 Marcel van Westerhoven (The Netherlands) Polderboard flags - requiem for a dream
0930-1000 Bruce Berry (South Africa): The beloved green and white - (white) Rhodesia’s search for a unique symbol of identity
1000-1030 Stoyan Antonov (Bulgaria) : Flags of Bulgarian municipalities
1100-1130 Hervé Calvarin (France) : Doubts and certainties in vexillology
1130-1200 Jos Poels (UK) : Evolution of the Gambian flag
1200-1230 David Chkheidze (Georgia) : The flags of contemporary Georgia
1400-1430 Aleš Brožek (Czech Republic) : The survey of flags used by rowing clubs in the Czech Republic
1430-1500 Avelino Couceiro Rodriguez (Cuba) : Cuba and Puerto Rico: Two flags, two wings of a single bird
1500-1530 Patrice de La Condamine (France): Flags and the woman
1600-1630 Uroš Žižmund (Slovenia): Two flags, two proposals - a new system of national and rank flags of Slovenia
1630-1700 Stan Zamyatin (Ireland): County flags of Ireland
1700-1800 Flags of the World (FOTW) Meeting (continues at FiveSixEight, Beit Quadrangle)

0900-0930 Željko Heimer (Croatia) : Historical origins of contemporary Croatian municipal flags
0930-1000 Tony Burton (Australia) : Budgie smuggling and flag mayhem in Malaysia
1000-1030 Alain Raullet (France) : The third way of raising flags in Brittany
1100-1130 Roman Klimeš (Czech Republic) : Symbols of the Bohemian Olympic Committee 1912
1130-1200 Carlos Alberto Morales-Ramirez (Singapore) : Zoogeographic vexillology of North America - exploring endemism in sub-national flags
1200-1230 Nicolas Hugot (France) : A journey through constitutional vexillology
1400-1415 Xinfeng Zhao (China) : The flags of Genghis Khan
1415-1430 Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg (The Netherlands) : Five rings to bring them all - a presentation of the Olympic Flag
1430-1500 Attila István Szekeres (Romania) : The evolution of the Szekeler flag in the last four centuries
1530-1600 Rob Raeside (Canada) : Sub-national flags in Canada
1600-1610 Aleksander Hribovšek (Slovenia): The new Association flag and flags of the officers (Heraldry Society of Slovenia)
1610-1620 Theun Okkerse (The Netherlands): The obverse and reverse paradox
1620-1630 Vexillological Association of the State of Texas : ICV28, San Antonio 2019
1630 -1700 Closing Ceremony

1900-2200 Farewell Aperitif and Closing Banquet
Venue: Gladstone Library, Royal Horseguards Hotel, 1 Whitehall Ct, Westminster, London SW1A 2EJ


Based around the conference venue in the heart of Royal Kensington and Chelsea, the ICV 27 Companion Programme will explore the monuments, palaces, houses, gardens and hidden corners of this special corner of London. Highlights include the Royal Albert Hall - of Summer Proms fame; Kensington Palace - once home to Queen Victoria, Princess Margaret and Princess Diana, and now to Prince William, Duchess Kate and Prince Harry; Leighton House - a ‘private palace of art’ with an extraordinary Arab Hall; Hyde Park and the SerpentineKensington Gardens and the Albert Memorial; and lovely Holland Park with its stunning Kyoto Garden.

ICV27 - REGISTERED COMPANIONS, as on 12 June 2017.

Sukla Chakrabarti (India), Maria Esther Cruz (The Netherlands), Elizabeth Dangaard (Australia), Annie de La Condamine (France), Elisabeth Dreyer (Switzerland), Patrica Edwards (Canada), Deanna Hartvigsen (USA), Irina Herzfeld (Germany), Debbie Kaye (USA), Mike Kearney (UK - ICV27 Companion Programme Guide), Patricia Keegan-Poels (UK), Suzanne Kelly (Australia), Roman Križanič (Slovenia), Janice Lancaster (Canada), Lin-na Li (China), Lena Lindquist (Sweden), Ksenia Lomantsova (Russia), Karen Lowe (USA), Jenny Naughton (Australia), Michael Platoff (USA), Wendy Raeside (Canada), Barbara Ross (UK), Susanne Schmidt (Germany), Maggie Sumner (UK - ICV27 Companion Programme Organiser)