VSA Conference 2022: Call for Proposals

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Proposal Submission Process

 Submit all proposals by January 7, 2022, 11:59pm PST. Address questions to the VSA management team at [email protected] 

Proposal Review Process 

  • Program Chairs may return or reject proposals without review if the proposals do not address all required information, include presenters listed on more than two proposals, or exceed the word limits specified above

  • Peer-review of proposals will not include presenter identification

  • Reviewers will evaluate each proposal they receive according to the criteria listed above

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be rated on the following criteria:

  • The proposal provides a clear picture of what to expect during the session, including how presenters will elicit dialogue with the audience about project relevance and implications.

  • The proposal articulates how it is aligned (directly or indirectly) with this year’s theme.

  • The proposed learning objectives are realistic and achievable.

  • The proposal should represent diverse perspectives.

  • The proposal demonstrates presenters’ knowledge of and experience with the topic, including relevant methodologies, sources of evidence, and/or literature.

  • The proposal highlights specific findings and conclusions and their relevance to the visitor studies/informal learning field.

  • All presenters should be confirmed by date of submission.


January 7th, 2022 11:59 pm PST Deadline for Submission
January 2022 Sessions undergo peer review
February 2022 Program Committee finalizes decisions and arranges program schedule. If there are any special presenter circumstances that would impact scheduling, presenters should list them in the submission form.
March 2022 Notifications sent to applicants



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