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The Program Chairman and the Organizing Committee develops and finalizes the program for the Washington Flag Congress. Please refer back here often for the most current schedule. This schedule is subject to change as Congress officials finalize the details.

NIFDA will hold its 2011 annual convention in parallel with ICV 24. Meeting at the Embassy Suites, NIFDA will hold its own events Tuesday 2 August through Friday 5 August. Our colleagues in the flag business formed NIFDA in 1987, holding the organizing meeting at ICV 12 in San Francisco. Some activities will be shared by both groups (including the All-Congress Tour on Wednesday 3 August). The Organizing Committee looks forward to positive interactions with NIFDA members. The details are being worked out. NIFDA members should contact president James Giraudo for more information.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Time Activity Location
14:00-17:00 Registration Embassy Suites
16:00-17:00 Display Set-Up Masonic Memorial
17:30-19:00 Welcome Reception Embassy Suites
19:00+ Group Dinner* TBD

 

Monday, 1 August 2011

Time Activity Location
8:00-8:30 Registration Embassy Suites
8:30-17:00 Companion Tour No. 1 Embassy Suites
9:00-12:00 Opening Session:
Opening Ceremonies & Presentations
Masonic Memorial
12:00-13:30 Luncheon Masonic Memorial
13:30-16:00 Plenary Session: Presentations Masonic Memorial
16:00-17:00 Commercial Bazaar Masonic Memorial
18:00+ Group Dinner* TBD

 

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Time Activity Location
8:00-8:30 Registration Embassy Suites
8:30-17:00 Companion Tour No. 2 Embassy Suites
9:00-12:00 Plenary Session: Presentations Masonic Memorial
12:00-13:30 Luncheon Masonic Memorial
13:30-15:00 Plenary Session: Presentations Masonic Memorial
15:00-17:00 FIAV General Assembly Masonic Memorial

 

Wednesday, 3 August 2011: All-Congress Tour

The All-Congress Tour will take all registrants and companions to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History and will provide for extra time to visit other Smithsonian Institution museums and tour the National Mall. During the visit to the National Musueum, participants will tour flag-related exhibits with guides, with behind-the-scenes tours for vexillologists and docent-led tours for companions.

Lunch is provided. The price of the tour is included in the full registration and companion fees; others may join the tour for a fee of $50.

The organizers plan to provide copies of the Spring/Summer issue of goSmithsonian, the museum guide. For more information on the Smithsonian Institution’s museums now, visit this website

Those who wish to spend additional time in Washington may leave the tour and return on their own. The Metro is very convenient; the Blue and Yellow lines run to the King Street Station in Alexandria. The Metro Map provides more details.

Time Activity Location
9:00 Board buses for Vexillological Tour Embassy Suites
10:00 Arrive at Nat'l Museum of Am. History National Mall
10:00-13:00 Tour of flag-related exhibits National Museum
13:00-14:00 Luncheon Stars & Stripes Cafe
14:00-16:00 Self-guided tours & exploration National Mall
16:15 Buses Depart for Embassy Suites National Museum
20:00+ Evening Session: Vexi-Bits TBD

 

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Time Activity Location
9:00-10:00 NAVA Business Meeting Masonic Memorial
10:00-12:00 Plenary Session: Presentations Masonic Memorial
12:00-13:30 Luncheon Masonic Memorial
13:30-17:00 Plenary Session: Presentations Embassy Suites
18:00+ Flags of the World (FOTW)
Meeting (Optional)
TBD

 

Friday, 5 August 2011

Time Activity Location
9:00-12:00 Plenary Session: Presentations Masonic Memorial
12:00-13:30 Luncheon Masonic Memorial
13:30-15:00 Plenary Session: Presentations Masonic Memorial
15:45-16:00 Closing Ceremonies Masonic Memorial
18:30-21:00 Closing Dinner & Awards Masonic Memorial

 

Saturday, 6 August 2011

On Saturday, some Congress participants will tour Annapolis, Maryland, visiting flag collections at the U.S. Naval Academy and the Maryland State Archives. Leaving and returning to the Embassy Suites, they will travel by motor coach. The cost is $30; lunch is not included in the cost. Sign up and pay for the tour at the Congress by Tuesday, 2 August.

Time Activity Location
8:30-15:00 Optional Tour (Tentative) Annapolis, Md.

 

*Group dinners are optional. The costs of the meal and any transportation are not included in the Congress registration fee.

TBD=To Be Determined.