Virginia Forum 2022

The Virginia Forum will hold its seventeenth annual conference April 7–9, 2022, at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, VA. The Virginia Forum offers an opportunity for scholars, teachers, writers, museum curators, historic site interpreters, archivists, librarians, and all those interested in Virginia history and culture to share their knowledge, research, and experiences.

This year’s theme “History Unmasked” will explore the dual themes of the medical pandemic and social justice. This includes unmasking the history represented by people’s voices, whether they be marginalized voices of the past or resounding voices heard since 2020. The presentations will spark conversations about public commemorations, monumental representations, changing meanings of past and current iconography, the contested interpretations of liberties and justice in Virginia, and how past and present Virginians have experienced or endured medical, social, and racial crises.

Please reach out to us at with any questions.


Conference Registration:

Early Bird Pricing (until 2/28/2022) Regular Pricing
Full Conference Registration $85 $95
Student/K-12 Educator Registration $50 $60
Single Day Registration (Friday or Saturday) $50 $60
Virtual Pass Single Day – $10 Both Days – $15

Full Conference and Student/K-12 Educator registrations include:

  • Access to two full days (Friday and Saturday) of educational lectures and programs
  • Thursday evening’s presentation and social event
  • Two boxed lunches (Friday and Saturday)
  • Friday’s evening session (including heavy appetizers and a drink)
  • Refreshments available throughout the conference

Single Day registrations include:

  • Access to one full day of educational lectures and programs
  • Thursday evening’s presentation and social event
  • One boxed lunch
  • Refreshments available throughout the conference
  • IF REGISTERED FOR FRIDAY: Friday’s evening session (including heavy appetizers and a drink)

Virtual Pass

  • Please note: livestream access is only available for some of the presentations
  • The schedule of which presentations will be livestreamed is to be determined
  • Registrants for the virtual pass will receive an email with the webinar link and instructions on how to participate on April 4, 2022

COVID-19 Safety Considerations: Attendees will be required to wear masks inside the building throughout the Virginia Forum. Physical distancing is encouraged and proof of vaccination will be requested upon arrival at the Virginia War Memorial.

Refund Policy: A full refund of the registration fee will be issued if enrollment is canceled by Thursday, March 24, 2022. Please notify us of cancellations as soon as possible at Refund requests made after this date will be determined at the discretion of the Virginia Forum.

Contact with any questions or issues registering.


The Courtyard Marriott in Richmond and Delta Hotel Richmond Downtown have reserved rooms for Virginia Forum attendees (available for nights of April 7 to April 10, 2022):

Courtyard Marriott – Richmond Downtown

1320 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219 (map)

(804) 754-0007

Single/double rate: $150.00   |   Reserve by March 17, 2022

Delta Hotel Richmond Downtown

555 East Canal Street Richmond, Virginia 23219 (map)

(804) 788-0900

Single/double rate: $159.00   |   Reserve by March 18, 2022


Getting to Richmond: Richmond is accessible by most major modes of transportation. Find out more about driving, flying, or taking the train to Richmond through Richmond Region Tourism.

Getting Around Richmond: Richmond is an easy to navigate city with diverse neighborhoods and an amazing assortment of restaurants, breweries, museums, shopping areas, and more. Find out more about how to travel around Richmond by car, bike, bus, or walking through Richmond Region Tourism.

Getting to the Virginia War Memorial: We are located at 621 S. Belvidere St., Richmond, VA 23220. The Memorial has a 3 story parking deck, though attendees are encouraged to carpool if choosing to drive.

Contact Information:

For general inquiries about this meeting or the Virginia Forum, e-mail

To read more about past Virginia Forums, please visit the VA Forum Facebook page.