The Visitor Studies Association (VSA) is a membership organization dedicated to understanding and enhancing learning experiences in informal settings through research, evaluation, and dialogue. We offer an array of services designed to foster evidence-based practice, including an annual conference, professional development workshops, and the peer-reviewed journal Visitor Studies. Through these and other activities, we help researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, organizational leaders, and funders advance the field of informal learning.

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Evaluator Competencies for Professional Development

A tool designed to help you plan your development in visitor studies by providing suggestions for learning activities and self-assessment.

Visitor Studies: Theory, Research, and Practice

Visitor Studies is the bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal of VSA. Our Publications Archive contains the entire run of Visitor Studies and other VSA publications. Learn more.


2014 Conference Registration is Open!

Registration is open for VSA 2014 in Albuquerque, NM

Changes to VSA Memberships

VSA Membership categories set to change starting in 2014

2014 Conference Dates Set

2014 Conference in Albuquerque, NM will be July 15-19

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