International Congress of Vexillology (ICV)

Since 1965 vexillologists worldwide have met at the biennial International Congress of Vexillology (ICV).

Each ICV is organised by a different host, appointed since 1969 by the Fédération Internationale des Assocations Vexillologiques (FIAV).

The next Congress is ICV30, which will take place in Beijing (PR China), 12-16 August 2024, hosted by the Vexillological Research Center of China.

The Flag Institute has hosted or co-hosted four past ICVs:

  • ICV5, London, 1973; ICV10, Oxford, 1983 (co-hosted with the Heraldry Society);
  • ICV19, York, 2001; ICV27, London, 2017

Read more about these congresses: ICV5 | ICV10 | ICV19 | ICV27

  • full list of papers
  • PDFs free to view or download – ICV5 (2 only), ICV19 (all), ICV27 (all)

Or discover all 29 ICVs, with full listings, a searchable index and many more free PDF downloads.