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

Navigating the Politics of Visitor Studies

Mark your calendars for the 33rd Annual Visitor Studies Association Conference, which will be held at the Marriott Omaha Downtown Capital District, in Omaha, Nebraska, July 16 - 18, 2020. Pre-Conference Workshops will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The annual conference serves as the premier professional development and networking experience for those involved in the field of visitor studies. Visit our website regularly for more information.