VAF 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

May 21-22, 2021

Once again this year, VAF will offer a Virtual Conference, providing members with opportunities to sample and engage with current scholarship in the field of vernacular architecture.  We are pleased that this year our offerings will take place over two days so we can add more components from our usual annual conferences.  Friday, 21 May will include items usually covered at our opening reception and our banquet while paper and poster sessions are scheduled for Saturday, 22 May.   All of this will be presented as Zoom meetings, hosted by Brent Fortenberry and his colleagues at Texas A & M University.  

Future Conferences

San Antonio, TX 2022

Plymouth, MA 2023

Keweenaw, MI 2024

New Orleans, LA 2025

Recent Past Conferences

Each year in May or June, hundreds of VAF members assemble 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. Heavily illustrated and details guide books and other publications from past conferences can be found here.

Past meetings have been held throughout North America.

For first-time paper presenters assistance may be available through Simpson Presenter's Fellowship

For student groups assistance to cover expenses of attending the conference is available through the Ambassadors Award

Virtual Conference 2021

VAF 2018, Alexandria, May 2-5, 2018

VAF 2017, Salt Lake City May 31 to June 3, 2017

 VAF 2016, Durham, North Carolina June 1-4, 2016

Out of the Loop

VAF 2015, Chicago, Illinois June 3-7, 2015


Down Jersey: From Bayshore to Seashore 

VAF 2014, Galloway Township, New Jersey May 7-10, 2014

The Ebb and Flow of Religion and Economy in Gaspe Cultural Landscapes

VAF 2013, Gaspé-Percé, Quebec, Canada, June 11-15, 2013

All Past Conferences

Upcoming Conferences

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