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VSA offers opportunities for professionals and students to further hone their skills through webinars, web chats, book clubs, and virtual networking.



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.

Thanksgiving should be more than just a single Thursday in November. Gratitude makes every day better! At VSA, we have made Thankful Thursday the theme of our annual giving campaign. Each Thursday throughout November and December, we will share our gratitude for those who keep this organization going.


The Visitor Studies Association (VSA) stands in support of #BlackLivesMatter and strongly condemns the senseless acts of violence being perpetuated against the Black community. We condemn all acts of white supremacy, racism, fascism, and nationalist extremism, designed to threaten the very foundations of democracy, and commit to supporting a just, equitable, democratic society. 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.

We Need Your Expertise!  

We seek workshop leaders from a broad range of fields to present sessions that are lively, interactive, and offer participants the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and skills in studying or enhancing the experiences of visitors in a wide range of institutions. 

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