Congressional Visits Day 2017

29 March 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Venue: Capitol Hill

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Raise the Image of Aerospace in Washington

Congressional Visits Day 2013 - Team Florida

Took Place Wednesday, 29 March 2017 

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!   

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.

CVD Training Schedule

If you are attending this year's CVD program, AIAA is pleased to offer you a series of webinars that will bring you up to speed on our key issues and help you understand what to expect the day of the event. Each webinar will contain the same content so there is no need to participate in all of them. Registrants will be provided more details prior to the training webinars, which will be held:


  1. Wednesday, 1 March, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
  2. Wednesday, 8 March, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
  3. Wednesday, 15 March, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET
  4. Wednesday, 22 March, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET


AIAA will also hold a formal training session the afternoon of 28 March. The training location and a formal agenda will be provided at a later date. 


Event Agenda

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

  • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET: Formal training sessions (Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center, 2121 Crystal Drive #100, Arlington, VA 22202)

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET: CVD meetings take place
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET: AIAA sponsored reception (2325 Rayburn House Office Building)


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