Annual Meeting: Overview

Join us in San Jose, October 14–16, 2016 for our annual meeting, NAVA 50.

Each year, the Association holds an annual meeting at a location in the United States or Canada. This gathering is the largest conference of vexillologists (flag scholars), vexillographers (flag designers), vexillophiles (flag collectors and hobbyists), flag conservators, and flag dealers on the continent.

Why should you attend an annual meeting? A few reasons:

  • Stay current: Hear engaging presentations of the latest flag scholarship
  • Build your network: Create and sustain relationships with others working in vexillology and allied disciplines
  • Expand your knowledge: Meet and exchange ideas with the premier vexillologists in North America
  • Achieve recognition for your work: Submit a presentation to be eligible to earn the Captain William Driver Award for best paper
  • Provide direction: Help govern the Association by participating in the annual business meeting
  • Learn something new: Visit sites of interest and local flag exhibits in the host city
  • Build your research collection: Buy and sell flags, books, and related materials at significant savings

Since NAVA 11 in 1977, annual meetings have been represented by an official flag. The flag is often adopted from suggestions submitted by members and the design usually reflects the host city, state, or province.

For a list of all annual meetings, click here.