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Student Member: $150
Early Bird Rates End MAY 25
The Visitor Studies Association (VSA) seeks to foster a sense of community among its members, who gather once a year to pose intriguing questions, explore diverse opinions, debate controversial issues, challenge assumptions and share their successes and their struggles—in essence, to learn from one another.
The 2015 conference offers a venue for presenting new research, findings, and methods and exploring higher level topics and questions of interest to the field of informal learning. This year, the thematic focus of the keynote and plenaries will emphasize the ways in which we can take action through our work. To take action, we need to develop ourselves as creative and dynamic leaders, as individuals and within institutions and organizations dedicated to supporting informal learning opportunities; this is the key to fulfilling our potential for public service. Come join the discussion.
Early Bird rates for conference and workshop registration ends May 25. Don't delay too long, or you will miss your chance to save $20 on workshops and and $40 on conference registrations!
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VSA has responded to the newly passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act by the Indiana state government on March 26. Our president, Joe Heimlich, wrote a letter to the membership, and the Board of Directors is approving a non-discrimination policy at their next meeting that will be a part of all future contractor agreements.
Since March 26, Indiana has revised the language within SB 101 in response to the international outcry against the act. On April 2, the act was revised. From the local newspaper, the Indy Star, "Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law a measure aimed at removing fears that the state's new "religious freedom" law would allow businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians."
All of VSA's efforts and contractors for the conference are in alignment with the policies and practices of our member's institutions: open access for ALL visitors and reflective of the diversity of the communities we serve. If you have questions or concerns about any aspects uf the upcoming conference, please don't hesitate to connect with us.