Geosciences Congressional Visits Day (Geo-CVD)
29-30 September 2015
Please join us at the 8th annual Geosciences Congressional Visits Day (Geo-CVD) on 29-30 September 2015 in Washington, DC. Geo-CVD brings leading Earth and space scientists throughout the country to Capitol Hill to visit representatives in Congress, cultivate relationships, and communicate the importance of federal investment in geoscience and geoscience education.
Policy staff from the American Geosciences Institute will schedule and accompany you to meetings with Members of Congress and their staff so that you can discuss your research and illustrate the importance of supporting federally funded Earth and space research at agencies like NSF, DOE, NASA, NOAA, EPA, and USGS. You are encouraged to participate in Geo-CVD whether you have participated in congressional activities before or not.
Please RSVP to Abigail Seadler by Monday, 31 August. Be sure to include your primary home and work addresses so we can determine your congressional district. An introductory webinar will be held ahead of Geo-CVD for new participants outlining what to expect; however, if you have any immediate questions please contact Abigail Seadler.
Please note that, unfortunately, no travel funds are available for Geo-CVD participants. Additionally, employees of federal agencies may participate but are encouraged to contact their agency's legislative affairs office prior to the event.
Tuesday, 29 September
12:00PM—5:00PM: Geo-CVD Orientation Program at AGU (2000 Florida Ave, NW, Washington, DC)
5:30PM—7:30PM: USGS Coalition Reception and Exhibition on Capitol Hill (Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Ave. & S. Capitol St., SW)
Wednesday, 30 September
9:00AM—5:00PM: Congressional Visits with Members, Staff, and Committees on Capitol Hill.
The American Geosciences Institute
Geoscience Policy Staff