The Visitor Studies Association (VSA) stands in support of #BlackLivesMatter and strongly condemns
the senseless acts of violence being perpetuated against the Black community. It is our goal to promote informal learning centers as places of safety, hope, and peace for all by listening and responding to the voices of visitors and community members, including and especially people of color and marginalized communities. We support equity, inclusion, and racial justice in all of our communities and across the world.



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

Reimagining and Rebuilding:
Visitor Studies After a Year of Change

32nd Annual Visitor Studies Association Conference
July 13-15, 2021

VSA is going virtual in 2021! 
See the official announcement here