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Dear VSA Community,

After careful consideration and evaluation of the current state of affairs related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Visitor Studies Association has made the decision to reconfigure the 2021 Annual Conference scheduled for July 2021.

While we prefer to gather as a community in person, unknowns regarding future outbreaks of the virus, current travel restrictions, and uncertainty about the impact of the pandemic on institutional budgets led to the conclusion that changing the format of our annual conference was in the best interest of our members and the visitor studies community as a whole. We also took into account the feedback we received through our recent survey, which helped cement that a virtual event was the right path forward. 

These extraordinary times accentuate the importance of our field and underscore the need for networking and professional development amongst our peers. As the world changes, it’s more important than ever that we stay connected, continuing to learn and grow together as a united field.

To continue to provide these opportunities, VSA will present a robust web-based program through a virtual platform.

VSA’s Virtual Annual Conference will be held July 13-15, 2021 and it will include the quality programming of our past conferences, as well as featuring a number of interactive networking experiences. Please watch your email and social media for complete program information within the coming months.

We look forward to providing every opportunity we can to engage as many visitor studies professionals as possible in a virtual education and networking platform. Please check out the call for proposals and consider sharing your knowledge with the field.

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to VSA. If you have further questions, please contact [email protected].

Be safe. Stay well.

Kind Regards,
VSA Board