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    Congressional Visits Day

    Congressional Visits Day

    Raise the Image of Aerospace in Washington

    Congressional Visits Day 2013 - Team Florida


    2017 Date: Wednesday, 29 March 


    Opens in November 2016


    Every year, AIAA members – engineers, scientists, researchers, students, educators, and technology executives – travel to Washington, DC, for a day of advocacy and awareness with national decision makers.
    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!

    Registration will open in late November. Additional details about the event, including the formal training sessions, will be posted soon.

    Make a difference for aerospace by attending CVD 2017!


    “I always enjoy coming out to the Hill and participating in the event. Every time it’s a unique experience and it’s great being able to advocate policies important to our profession.”

    —Braven Leung, pursuing doctoral studies in Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology

    Member Participation Program

    As in past years, AIAA will once again offer limited subsidies to assist members in their efforts to attend this year’s CVD program. Applications will be subject to review by the AIAA Public Policy Committee. For members not granted travel subsidies, please remember that you can ask your local section for assistance under the Section’s “Category 3” funds. Students may also contact their department (or school/college at the Dean’s level) via their faculty advisor to propose and explore opportunities for direct university sponsorship. All applications for travel subsidies must be made to AIAA no later than 3 February, 2017.


    • Afternoon prior: Formal training sessions (time and location TBD)
    • 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ET: AIAA sponsored breakfast (2325 Rayburn House Office Building)
    • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET: CVD meetings take place
    • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET: AIAA sponsored happy hour (location TBD)


    If you have any questions about the CVD program, please contact Steve Sidorek at 703.264.7541 or