Can I still submit a session proposal for the 2017 conference?
No, unfortunately, the deadline to submit proposals for 2017 was on April 3.  Please check out our Call for Proposals page this winter for more information about how to submit a proposal for the 2018 conference.

How can I help sponsor this year’s conference?
As we strive to provide the best for our attendees at an affordable price, we are seeking support through your sponsorship.  With your donation, you will have opportunities for recognition in publications that will be sent to the participants, a table at the conference, and verbal mentions during the opening remarks, among others. We are open to customizing your form of advertisement if you wish to discuss other options.  Becoming a sponsor is an excellent opportunity for you to support VEX while enjoying a high level of visibility to prospective clients within the cultural community.  For more information, please visitor the sponsor section of the website or email

 Are there volunteer opportunities at the VEX conference?
Volunteers are needed to make our conference a success! Find more information here.

Will anything from the presentations be available to attendees after the conference?
Yes! Handouts and PowerPoint presentations from the panelists will be available on our website shortly after the conference.

Which museums are offering free admission to VEC attendees?
A list of museums offering free admission during the conference will be announced as the conference date draws nearer.

Where’s a good place to stay overnight?
Conference attendees are staying at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District (2.5 Blocks from CHF) and the Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel (.5 Blocks from CHF).  Check out our Travel/Transportation page for more information.

What’s the best way to get around Philly?
SEPTA, Uber, Lyft and taxis are the best way to navigate our wonderful city. However, if you decide to drive, there is plenty of fee-based parking at meters and in private parking lots and decks.  For more information, see our Travel/Transportation page.