Annual Conference

The Communal Studies Association is an interdisciplinary organization for people living in intentional communities, historic site personnel and academics representing topics including history, anthropology, religious studies, sociology, political science, and others. Each year, the CSA’s annual conference is held at the site of an historic intentional community.


The 2024 CSA Conference: “Sexuality and Community”

Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata, PA

The Communal Studies Conference will meet October 3-5, 2024, at the Ephrata Cloister in Ephrata, PA.

View travel and lodging info for Ephrata.

Information about Pre-Conference Tour Options, available as add-ons to your registration.


Conference Registration is now open!

To download a PDF registration form and mail payment by check, click here.

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To purchase or renew your CSA Membership for conference registration member rates, click here.