Potomac 2018

A Shared Heritage: Urban and Rural Experience on the Banks of the Potomac

May 2-5, 2018

The boat for the opening reception boards at 4:30pm on Wednesday, so make your travel plans accordingly. Charter buses will transport at 6 for the opening keynote at Mount Vernon.

Contact Tom Reinhart, Conference Organizer, or Michelle Jones, VAF Conference Coordinator, with questions.

We look forward to seeing you on the banks of the Potomac!

Future Conferences

Landscapes of Succession
Philadelphia, PA
May 29 to June 1, 2019
Jillian Galle, Aaron Wunsch, Catherine Morrissey, Jeff Cohen, co-chairs

San Antonio, TX
May 6 to May 10, 2020

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

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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