VAF 2020 Annual Meeting 

May 6 - 9, 2020
San Antonio, Texas



VAF San Antonio 2021 Conference

Wednesday, May 19th Opening Reception & Awards

8:30 am - 4:00 pm  Board Meeting, El Tropicano Hotel, 110 Lexington Avenue

12:30 - 6:00 pm   Registration, El Tropicano Hotel

4:30 - 5:45 pm  Opening Reception, Southwestern School of Art Courtyard, 300 Augusta Street       


6:00 - 7:30 pm Keynote Address & VAF Awards, Southwestern School of Art, Coates Chapel

Welcome: Brent Fortenberry

     Keynote: Kenneth Hafertepe, Professor of Museum Studies, Baylor University

     Presentation of VAF Awards

Dinner on your own

Thursday, May 20th - Field Tours 

Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Buses load from El Tropicano Hotel (at North Sain Mary) between 6:30 and 9:30 am. 

Registrants will be notified of departure time at registration.

6:00 – 9:30 am  Registration, El Tropicano Hotel, 110 Lexington Avenue

6:30 am Border Tour (returns at 9:30 pm) Breakfast provided on bus.

7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast  

8:00 & 8:30 am Hill Country Tour (returns at 8:30 pm)

9:00 & 9:30 am Eastern Tour (returns at 8:00 pm)

Friday, May 21th - San Antonio Tours 

Includes Breakfast & Lunch. Dinner on your own.

Buses load from El Tropicano Hotel (4109 Walnut Street) load between 8:00 and 9:00 am. 

7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

7:30  – 9:30 am  Registration, El Tropicano Hotel, 110 Lexington Avenue

8:00, 8:30 & 9:00 am  Departure to King William Neighborhood Walking Tour 

8:15 & 8:45 am Departure to Westside Neighborhood Walking Tour

11:00 am Lunch

12:30  – 4:00 pm Afternoon Tours of Missions Concepcion, San Jose, San Juan and Espada

    Dinner on your own

    Saturday, May 22nd - Paper Sessions, Poster & Book Exhibits, and Banquet

    Includes Breakfast & Banquet Dinner.  Lunch on your own.

    Saturday registration, Paper Sessions, &  Book Exhibits will be held at El Tropicano Hotel, 110 Lexington Avenue.

    Annual Meeting & Banquet Dinner at 418 La Villita Street

    7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast

    7:00 am – 3:00 pm  Registration

    7:30 am – 5:00 pm  Poster & Book Exhibits

    8:15  – 9:45 am Paper Session I

    10:15  – 12:15 am Paper Session II

    12:15 am – 1:15 pm Lunch 

    1:15 – 2:30 pm Plenary Session

    3:00  – 5:00 pm Paper Session III

    5:15, 5:30 & 5:45 pm Riverwalk Barge Departure from El Tropicano Hotel 

    6:00  – 9:00 pm Annual Meeting & Banquet, NIOSITA at La Villita, 418 Villita Street

    8:30, 8:45 & 9:00 pm Riverwalk Barge Departure from LaVillita return to El Tropicano Hotel

    Tentative Schedule, still subject to slight changes.




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