About CVD

The Science, Engineering and Technology Congressional Visits Day (SET CVD) is an annual two-day event that brings scientists, engineers, mathematicians, researchers, educators, and technology executives to Washington to raise visibility and support for science, engineering, and technology. Uniquely multi-sector and multi-disciplinary, the SET CVD is coordinated by a coalition of professional societies, companies and educational institutions. It is open to all who support science and technology, especially federal support for STEM research. The program consists of a series of briefings and meetings, culminating with a full day of visits with your Congressional delegates.

CVD's Objectives

SET CVD raises awareness of the long-term importance of science, engineering and technology to the nation through face-to-face meetings with Members of Congress, congressional staff, key Administration officials and other decision-makers.

The core messages we will deliver are:

  • Balanced federal investment in Science, Engineering and Technology is fundamental to the future of our Nation's prosperity.
  • Science, Engineering and Technology partnerships between government, universities, and industries mean progress, economic growth and jobs for our Nation.
  • Federal investments in basic research must be maintained, even in a tight fiscal environment.


CVD 2018 will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, 8-9 May, in Washington, D.C.

For more information, contact Russell Harrison at r.t.harrson@ieee.org.


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CVD is free for all participants.

IEEE participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses. CVD is structured to minimize the cost of participating. In addition to fitting the event into the shortest possible time frame, IEEE-USA will be providing breakfast and lunch at the IEEE-USA training on 8 May. The evening Capitol Hill reception on 8 May is also free for participants.

Dress Code

Business Professional Attire (Men: business suit with tie; Women: Conservative dress or pants suit; Footwear: Closed, comfortable dress shoes for walking)


You can help prepare yourself for CVD by visiting the following Web pages

Materials for the "Leave Behind" Folder will be made available at the IEEE-USA Training.

Staff Contacts

Russ Harrison
Director, IEEE-USA Government Relations
+1 202-530-8326

Bernadette Concepcion
Administrative Assistant, Government Activities
+1 202-530-8365


Thank you for your interest, registration is now closed.