Congressional Visits Day
Advocate for Aerospace!
Congressional Visits Day (CVD) is an annual event that gathers U.S.-based AIAA members—engineers, scientists, researchers, and students—to meet with national decision makers and discuss critical community issues in aeronautics, astronautics, and defense. Through meetings with members of Congress, legislative staff, and other key stakeholders, CVD raises awareness of the long-term value that science, engineering, and technology bring to America.
CVD 2021 – New approach, wider reach, same great grassroots advocacy event
Date: Week of 15 March
Given the continued health and travel concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic, the Institute’s 23rd annual CVD program will be unlike any previous year—it will be entirely virtual. It will also take place over an entire week. We hope that this allows for more U.S.-based AIAA members to participate and ultimately provides an opportunity to present our message to more congressional offices.
Register now to help raise awareness for the aerospace community.
|01 December||Registration Opens|
|05 February, 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET||Participant Training Webinar
(to be recorded and posted online)
|11 March||Formal Training & State Team Breakouts
(mandatory for all participants)
|15–19 March||State Team Meetings
(per your team’s schedule
|23 March||Culmination Event
- 2021 Key Issues
- Space Policy Platform Paper
- Aeronautics R&D Platform Paper
- Health of A&D Industry White Paper
- Information for CVD State Captains
- The Basics for Making a Hill Visit
- Tips and Reminders
- CVD Legislator Prep Sheet
"Participating in CVD was like getting a bird’s eye view of a grand and magnificent national aerospace project. I knew that my contribution might be small, but being the voice of aerospace community filled my heart with immense pride and humility at the same time." –Ruchir Goswami, PhD Candidate, Iowa State University
If you have any questions about the CVD program, please contact Steve Sidorek at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 703.264.7541.