The VPA meets annually each fall, usually in October or November. Each meeting includes submitted presentations (with commentators) from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. Each meeting also includes a brief business meeting and two invited talks, one of which takes place at the end of the Friday night meal. The meeting concludes with the humorously wrought but seriously intended "Resolution of Thanks" to the host institution.
The VPA charges no dues or registration fees for the meeting and the host institution graciously provides an evening meal. All faculty or graduate students in philosophy at a Virginia college or university (or those with equivalent competence and interest in philosophy) are invited to submit papers to the conference, participate in the conference, and vote on officers.
Philosophers from other states are also welcome to submit papers to the conference and participate in the conference. All philosophy undergrads, other undergrads, and community members are welcome to participate.