Starting in 2006, the Virginia Forum has facilitated an interdisciplinary conference open to scholars at all levels. Led by an all volunteer Board, the Forum is dedicated to advancing the understanding of Virginia's past and present going back to before its origins as an English colony and extending up to the present day.
Each year the Forum is hosted by an institution that has a strong relationship with the history and study of Virginia and Virginians.
The Virginia Forum is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Attendees of the 2023 Forum in Shepherdstown, WV visit Antietam Battlefield.
Virginia Forums of the past have embraced exploring the various corners of Virginia and all it has to offer. Conferences often feature tours in addition to guest speakers from local institutions.
Forum Attendees in 2019 and 2016 visit local Breweries in Abingdon and Farmville