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    Congressional Visits Day

    Congressional Visits Day

    Raise the Image of Aerospace in Washington

    Congressional Visits Day 2013 - Team Florida


    Mark Your Calendar!

     AIAA CVD 2016 to take place, Wednesday, 16 March 2016.

    More details to be posted soon, please check back periodically.


    Every year, AIAA members – engineers, scientists, researchers, students, educators, and technology executives – come to Washington, DC, to take part in AIAA’s Congressional Visits Day program (CVD). They meet with national decision makers to discuss critical industry issues in civil aeronautics, civil astronautics, and defense.

    What’s our goal? Through face-to-face meetings with Members of Congress, congressional staff, key administration officials, and other decision makers, Congressional Visits Day raises awareness of the long-term value that science, engineering, and technology bring to America.

    Make sure that you don’t miss out on this vital opportunity to have your Congressional representative hear your voice!

    Registration for CVD 2016 to Open Soon

    As in previous years, attendance at CVD is more important than ever. Only your participation, enthusiasm, and passion remind our lawmakers that aerospace is a key component of an economically strong and secure nation. If you are interested in the future of your profession, the advancement of technology, the furthering of scientific research, and the strengthening of our nation’s security, this event is for you!

    If you have any questions about CVD, or are looking for materials for this year’s event, please contact Steve Sidorek at 703.264.7541 or

    Make a difference for Aerospace! Attend CVD 2016!

    Guidance for CVD Participants

    AIAA is committed to appropriately informing and educating Congress and the Administration on the importance to this Nation of the aerospace engineering profession and its role in this vital sector. It is critical that in performing this valuable and sought after service, that the information presented is compatible with the diverse interests of our membership and consistent with Institute policy.

    To assure that these objectives are met, the following guidelines will be published in conjunction with all activities during the week of CVD. Members registering for CVD will be required to indicate that they have read the guidelines and will abide by them.

    • All meetings during CVD must focus on the Board-approved key issues. Other materials that relate to the key issues may be used as anecdotal or supporting information but must meet the guidelines below.

    • Local constituent/state team appointments will take precedent during CVD. All appointments must be coordinated with state team captains or PPC staff.

    • Technical Committees (TCs) and/or Program Committees (PCs) are encouraged to participate in state team meetings during CVD and to schedule meetings on topics not covered by the key issues on the days following CVD (Thursday or Friday). These meetings must be coordinated with PPC staff. All materials must adhere to the requirement below.

    • All materials (with the exception of the Board-approved Key Issues) presented to Congress or the Administration on behalf of AIAA during the week of CVD must be approved in advance by the Technical Activities Committee (TAC) and the Public Policy Committee (PPC).

    Failure to abide by these guidelines may be viewed as a violation of the AIAA Code of Ethics, A Guideline for Professional Conduct and/or the AIAA Volunteer Leadership Code of Ethics in which the Institute’s best interests are defined by the Board of Directors and, as delegated, the TAC and the PPC. These violations may be referred to the Ethical Conduct Panel as appropriate depending on the severity and the potential impact of the incident.

    AIAA CVD Key Issues Teleconferences

    If you are attending this year's CVD program, or you want to learn more about AIAA's key issues for Congress, AIAA is pleased to offer you a series of webinars which will bring you up to speed on all the issues. Training sessions will begin in late January and will run through early March. Registrants will be contacted directly about the training schedule.