Congressional Visits Day 2021 15 March - 19 March 2021 Virtual Event


2022 Date: Week of 14 March
(Registration to Open in Early January)

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.

Why Attend
  • Gain a better understanding of current issues impacting the aviation, defense, and space sectors
  • Discover how to personally engage your congressional representatives
  • Learn about the legislative process
  • Develop an awareness of policy and how it affects what aerospace engineers do and how you do it
  • Network with your aerospace community peers

"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

Important Dates
  • 10 January: Registration opens
  • 20 January: State Captain prep call
  • 3 February: Participant virtual training #1 (“How to Prepare”)
  • 10 March: Participant virtual training #2 (“Hosting Meetings”)
  • 15-18 March: Virtual team meetings
  • 17 March: In-person team meetings
  • 17 March: In-person reception (off Hill)


Steve Sidorek