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    Mark Your Calendar! – AIAA CVD 2016 is set for Wednesday, 16 March


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    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!

    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!

    CVD Training Session Schedule:

    1. Thursday, 18 February, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
    2. Thursday, 25 February, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
    3. Thursday, 03 March, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET
    4. Thursday, 10 March, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

    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, participants will be required to indicate that they have read the CVD guidelines and will abide by them.

    Member Participation Program

    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. All applications for travel subsidies must be made to AIAA no later than 31 January, 2016.

    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 the week of 14 February and will run through early March. Registrants will be contacted directly about the training schedule.


    • Evening prior: Informal state team meet-up (The Hamilton, 600 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005)
    • 730–0900: AIAA sponsored breakfast (2325 Rayburn House Office Building)
    • 0900–1700: CVD meetings take place
    • 1730–1930: AIAA sponsored happy hour (Tortilla Coast, 400 First Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003)