The first IVSA International Conference took place in 1983. Each year since then, IVSA members have been gathering in a different global location to share their work in visual sociology, visual studies, visual ethnography, documentary film and photography, public art, arts-based research, and visual literacy and education. The annual conference provides a unique and exciting opportunity for visual producers and scholars from around the world to connect with those who share their passion for visual research and methods. The annual conference also helps promote the growth and acceptance of visual-based research, production, and education efforts across geographical borders and academic disciplines.
This year's conference:
Past conference locations and themes include:
- 2012 Brooklyn | Visualizing the City
- 2011 Vancouver | Visual Research as a Collaborative and Participatory Practice
- 2010 Bologna | Thinking, Doing, and Publishing Visual Research: The State of the Field?
- 2009 Cumbria | Appreciating the Views: How We're Looking at the Social and Visual Landscape
If you are a visual scholar or producer, and you are interested in meeting others like you, sharing your visual work, and promoting visual studies, we encourage you to become a member of IVSA and join us at our annual conference. We’d love to see you there!