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Annual Conferences

Each year in May or June, hundreds of VAF members assemble somewhere on the continent for our annual conference.  We spend at least two days touring the area to learn first-hand about its architectural and landscape heritage.  On Saturday, a juried paper session provides attendees a forum to share their scholarship and field work.  In addition, workshops, board and committee meetings, special events, and excursions create an enjoyable and memorable event. Past meetings have been held throughout North America.


Upcoming Conferences

Down Jersey: From Bayshore to Seashore
VAF 2014, Galloway Township, New Jersey
May 7-10, 2014

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Recent Past Conferences

The Ebb and Flow of Religion and Economy in Gaspe Cultural Landscapes
VAF 2013, Gaspé-Percé, Québec, Canada
June 11-15, 2013

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Nature + City: Vernacular Buildings & Landscapes of the Upper Midwest
VAF 2012, Madison, Wisconsin
June 6–10, 2012

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All Past Conferences

VAF has met for an annual conference every year since 1980.

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