May 18-21, 2022
San Antonio, Texas
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VAF San Antonio 2022 Conference Schedule
Wednesday, May 18th Opening Reception & Awards
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Board Meeting, Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk, 105 South St. Mary's Street
12:30 - 4:00 pm Registration, 4th Floor, Trinity Room, Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk
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: Clifton Ellis
Keynote: Kenneth Hafertepe, Professor of Museum Studies, Baylor University
Presentation of VAF Awards
8:00 - 10:00 pm Registration, Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk
Dinner on your own
Thursday, May 19th - Field Tours
Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Buses load from Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk between 6:30 and 9:30 am.
Registrants will be of their tour choice at registration.
6:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast
6:30 am Border Tour
7:30 am Eastern Tour
8:00 am Hill Country Tour
Friday, May 20th - San Antonio Tours
Buses load from Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk
6:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast
7:00 – 8:00 am Registration, Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk, if needed.
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 on your own
1:00 – 5:00 pm Afternoon Tours of Missions Concepcion, San Jose, San Juan and Espada
5:30 - 6:30 Landscapes of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
This session will showcase the latest cultural landscapes approaches to the borderlands of the Southwest by a new generation of scholars. They address a variety of topics—the cultural politics of adobe, the self-built Mexican migrant vernaculars that sit astride the border itself, the preservation and rebirth of Spanish-Pueblo dwellings, and the visual vocabulary used to draw migrants to lifesaving caches of water in the desert—and extend a decades-long line of scholarship that runs from J.B. Jackson through Chris Wilson and Daniel Arreola to Sarah Lynn López and C.J. Alvarez. The paper presentations will be brief and conceptual to allow time for questions and discussion with the audience.
Chair, A. K. Sandoval-Strausz, Penn State University
Saturday, May 21st - Paper Sessions, Poster & Book Exhibits, and Banquet
Saturday registration, Paper Sessions, & Book Exhibits will be held at Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk.
Annual Meeting & Banquet Dinner at 418 La Villita Street
7:00 - 10:00 am 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 am – 12:15 pm Paper Session II
12:15 – 2:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm Poster authors will be present to discuss their work
2:00 – 2:45 pm Paul Groth Memorial
3:00 – 5:00 pm Paper Session III
6:00 – 9:00 pm Annual Meeting & Banquet, NIOSITA at La Villita, 418 Villita Street
Tentative Schedule, still subject to slight changes.