The annual meetings of NAVA, the North American Vexillological Association, are fantastic events for anyone interested in flags, attracting all flavors of vexillologists — historians, activists, collectors, vendors, designers, and general enthusiasts — from the US, Canada, and beyond. 2016 is a milestone year for NAVA, as it celebrates a half-century of these meetings.
NAVA 50 takes place from Friday, 14 October through Sunday, 16 October at the DoubleTree Hotel in Campbell, California (six miles from downtown San Jose, in the Bay Area). For complete details, see the NAVA 50 webpage.
To get the early registration rate of $195 ($170 for first-time attendees or students) you need to register by the end of this month (Tuesday, 31 May). Hotel rooms at the NAV group rate are $129/night (though you might be able to do better — check the DoubleTree Campbell – Pruneyard Plaza website), and there are many flights into nearby San Jose airport (SJC). The hotel has a free shuttle to the airport, and is a 10 minute walk from the Hamilton stop on San Jose’s light rail system.
Here are other dates to keep in mind:
30 June – paper/display titles and abstracts due
14 July – last day to request invitation letter if you require a visa to enter the US
31 August – last date to register at the “regular” rate; full papers in publishable form due