VAF 2024 Annual Meeting 

June 12-15, 2024
Houghton, Michigan/Keweenaw

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About the Conference     Conference Schedule   Lodging & Travel    Paper Sessions   Conference Costs    Registration

General Registration Information

$450 Full Registration, all events

$225 Student Registration, all events 

All Events Include:

Wednesday: Optional Underground Mine Tour, with registration and $20 fee.  Registration limited to 26.

Thursday: Mine Towns Tour, lunch and opening reception included

Friday: Choice of Tours, including lunch and dinner

Saturday: Paper Sessions and President's Plenary, including coffee/tea and snacks. Annual meeting and closing banquet Saturday night.

Registration opens Tuesday, February 20, 2024.  

Important Registration Dates

Registration Opens: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Early Registration Closes:  Thursday, April 18, 2024

Late & Ala Carte Begins: Friday, April 19, 2024

Registration Closes: Friday, May 3, 2024

In recent years, regular full registration has been closed after early registration due to tours being filled and participants have had to register al a carte.


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 Full Registration  April 18, 2024  April 19, 2024
 Full Registration (Regular Member) $450 $500
 Full Registration (Student Member) $225 $275
 Ala Carte Options available on Friday, April 19, 2024    
Thursday, June 14, Mine Towns Bus Tours, Keynote and welcoming lunch at Calumet Theatre, and Reception at Quincy Mine Hoist    $125

Friday, June 15, Choice of Two Bus Tours (lunch & dinner)

Saturday, June 16, Paper Sessions, President's Plenary with Lunch, Book Exhibits, and Awards Banquet   $175

Saturday, June 16, Paper Sessions, President's Plenary with Lunch, and Book Exhibits 

Award Banquet Only  $100

Payment Information

Pay via credit/debit card (processed by PayPal), PayPal account, or check payable to VAF.

Mail checks to Vernacular Architecture Forum

c/o Claudia Brown

309 Calvin

Raleigh, North Carolina 27605

Note – your registration and tour selections are not finalized until payment is received.

Refund Policy 

Registration cancellations received before March 31, 2024, will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee.

Cancellations received from April 1 to April 18, 2024, will be refunded 50 percent.

There will be no refunds after April 19, 2024.

Refund requests should be made to and .

Dietary Concerns

If you have dietary concerns or other questions please indicate on the registration form. 

Registration opens Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

Contact Michelle Jones, VAF Conference Coordinator with questions about the conference .

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