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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 help researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, organizational leaders, and funders advance the field of informal learning.
VSA's Diversity Statement
The Visitor Studies Association believes in the worth and dignity of every human being and is committed to honoring this belief in all its endeavors. VSA strives to build an increasingly broad membership that reflects the richness of human diversity. As a demonstration of this position, VSA seeks to contract and collaborate with organizations and institutions that share and operationalize this commitment. Approved May 28, 2015
Consider Being the Visitor Studies Editor
Visitor Studies is seeking its next managing editor. This is a rotating position starting with a minimum of 2 years. The Editor is responsible for the content aspects of the production of two issues per year (screening submissions, managing reviewers and the review process, working with book review editors, etc.), managing the reflections piece for each issue, guiding the Chandler Screven Outstanding Paper Award, and leading the editorial board meeting at the VSA conference.
For more information regarding the position, or to enter your name for consideration, please email Dr. Jim Kisiel, VSA liaison to the Visitor Studies Editorial Board.
Conference registration is now live! Check out our registration page for Early Bird and Regular rates.
April Award and Student Scholars Announced
Congrats to Staci Bennett, Visitor Services Supervisor at Des Moines Art Center, for receiving this year's April Award. Our Student Scholars are Pippa Gardner (University of Sheffield), Kristen Denton (California State University, Long Beach) and Margaret Schriber (Seton Hall University). Come meet and celebrate them on Wednesday, July 20 at the conference!
Call for Dining Discussions
Consider pulling a group together to discuss a topic of your choosing at the conference this year!
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Wednesday, May 18
2-3:30 Eastern/11AM-12:30PM Pacific
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2016 VSA Conference