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  The schedule of events for the 26th International Congress of Vexillology is set out below. The program is now final.
     

 

  Thursday, 27 August 2015    
 

Two weeks commencing

27 August

Public display of historic Australian flags and flag-related items at the Amaze Gallery, State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street. The main items to be shown are the Bowman Flag of 1806, which is rarely displayed and the Wentworh - Bland flag of 1843, which has never been publicly displayed.   Bowman flag
       
  Sunday, 30 August 2015  
  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Confirmation of Arrival for delegates and companions - Grace Hotel, 77 York Street (corner of Clarence, King and York Streets). Registration will be in the Kirralaa Room on Level 2.  
  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Informal welcome drinks and catch-up at The Grace Hotel, in the Marra Room on Level 2. Will include hot and cold canapés.  
       
  Monday, 31 August 2015  
  8:00 am - 10:00 am Confirmation of Arrival of delegates (registration) - at Congress Venue    
  9:00 am - 9:45 am Official Opening Ceremony at Congress Venue    
  9:45 am - 2:00 pm Companions - Opera House and Heritage Sydney walk    
  9:45 am - 10:45 pm Lectures 1 - 2    
  10:45 am - 11:15 am Coffee / tea break at Venue    
  11:15 am - 12:45 pm Lectures 3 - 5  
  12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch - own arrangements  
  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Lectures 6 - 8  
  4:15 pm - 7:30 pm Sunset Harbour cruise (includes drinks and canapes)(included in registration). The MV Jerry Bailey will arrive at Wharf 8, King Street Wharf at 4:15 pm, and after boarding, will leave promptly.  
       
  Tuesday, 1 September 2015  

 

  9:00 am - 10:30 am Lectures 9 - 11    
  9:00 am - 1:00 pm Companions - Bus Tour of Sydney's Northern Beaches  

  10:30 am - 11:00 am Coffee / tea break at Venue  
  11:00 am - 12:30 pm Lectures 12 - 14  
  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Flag display at Observatory Park. Transport will be provided from venue and a light lunch (included in registration). Group Photo at flag mast.  
  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Lectures 15 - 16  
  3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Coffee / tea break  
  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm FIAV 24th General Assembly  
       
FOTW f;ag
  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm FOTW informal meeting (0ptional) - at Barracks on Barrack (a nearby club) (includes complimentary drinks and snacks) Access to club from 6:00 pm.  
       
       
  Wednesday, 2 September 2015    
  7:00 am - 11:30 am Bus travel to Canberra - pick-up from the Grace Hotel, Menzies Hotel and near corer of Castlereagh & Park Streets. There will be a 30 minute morning tea and rest stop enroute. A breakfast pack will be provided on the bus.  
  11:30 am - 12:45 pm Australian War Memorial Annex (viewing of special collections items)  
  11:40 am - 2:45 pm Companions (optional) continue on to National Gallery of Australia. Companions will lunch at Gallery. Bus to AWM to rejoin delegates.  
  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Australian War Memorial (public areas) includes catered light lunch  
  3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Delegates and companions return to buses, stop at Mt Ainslie look-out and travel to Australian Parliament House.  
  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Australian Parliament House guided tour  
  5:15 pm - 6:00 pm Lakeside Flag Display and afternoon tea  
  6:00 pm Buses depart Canberra for Sydney  
  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dinner at Mittagong RSL Club (buffet, included in fee)  
  11:00 pm - 11:15 pm Arrive at Sydney hotels. Multiple drop-off locations will be available.  
       
  Thursday, 3 September 2015    
  9:30 am - 10:30 am Lectures 17 - 18    
  9:20 am - 2:30 pm Companions - Australian Wildlife - Taronga Zoo Visit. Free bus to ferry, which departs 9:50 am    
  10:30 am - 10:45 am Historic flag display 1  

  10:45 am - 11:15 am Coffee / tea break  
  11:15 am - 11:45 am Lecture 19  
  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Australian National Flag Day ceremony - Martin Place  
  1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch - own arrangements  
  2:00 pm - 3:20 pm Lectures 20 - 22  
  3:20 pm - 3:30 pm Historic flag display 1  
  3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Coffee / tea break  
  3:50 pm - 4:50 pm Lectures 23 - 24    
  4:50 pm - 5:10 pm ICV27 London presentation    
  5:10 pm - evening free time    
         
  Friday, 4 September 2015  
  9:00 am - 10:30 am Lectures 25 - 27  
  10:30 am - 11:00 am Coffee / tea break  
  11:00 am - 12:30 pm Lectures 28 - 30  
  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch - own arrangements  
  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Lectures 31 - 33  
  3:00 pm - 3:10 pm Close - end of lectures  
 
  3:10 pm - 3:30 pm Coffee / tea break   RACA
  3:30 pm - 6:00 pm Free time  
  6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Pre-Dinner drinks at Royal Automobile Club of Australia - ISC Room  
  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Closing Dinner and Awards - RACA - Macquarie Room  
       
   

 

 

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