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International Congress of Vexillology

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Every two years, vexillologist around the world unite for a week of discussion of flags in both formal and informal settings. This meetings are the International Congress of Vexillology (ICV). The 2003 meeting was held in Stockholm, Sweden. The next meeting in 2005 is scheduled for Buenos Aires.

ICV meetings have a flag associated with them. Below are some of the flags used for past meetings of the ICV:

ICV 2 - Zurich, Switzerland
[flag of ICV 2]
by Zach Harden

ICV 4 - Turin, Italy
[flag of ICV 4]
by Zach Harden

ICV 5 - London, United Kingdom
[flag of ICV 5]
by Zach Harden

ICV 18 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
[flag of ICV 18]
by Zach Harden

ICV 19 - York, United Kingdom
[flag of ICV 19]
by Zach Harden

ICV 20 - Stockholm, Sweden
[flag of ICV 19]

The design of the congress flag is based on the flag of the Nordic Flag Society though with a vertically oriented knot of vexillology. The flag carries the blue and yellow colours of Sweden's flag and the congress city, Stockholm, is represented by the arms of St. Erik in the canton. The Nordic cross design of the flag indicates that the congress is organized by the Nordic Flag Society. The proportions of the flag have been set to 2:3. Vice president Gustav Söderlund of the Nordic Flag Society came up with the idea for the congress flag. His idea was developed in cooperation with designer Tiina Trimeloni who also made the final drawing.
Gustav Söderlund, Vice president of the Nordic Flag Society