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.

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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

Conference Updates

October 21, 2015

  • The Calls for Workshops and Sessions are now OPEN!
  • We will be at the Hyatt Regency July 19-23, 2016

Conference Information