CVD 2023

Formal registration for the 2023 CVD is now closed.

Please contact Russ Harrison at to ask about late registration.

About IEEE-USA’s CVD (4-5 April 2023)

CVD 2023IEEE-USA Congressional Visits Day (CVD) is an annual event that brings engineers, scientists, mathematicians, researchers, educators, and technology executives to Washington to raise visibility of and support for engineering and technology. This premier event is open to all IEEE members in the United States.

CVD’s Objectives

CVD is an opportunity to introduce yourself, your colleagues, your company, and your profession to our elected officials. It also a great opportunity to discuss legislation and issues that are uniquely important to IEEE members.


Participants will begin on the afternoon of April 4th with a detailed training session and policy briefing, given by IEEE-USA’s legislative professionals. You will then spend April 5th on Capitol Hill meeting with your Legislators and/or their staff to discuss technology policy in the new Congress.

Training Videos

In addition to the in-person training on April 4th, IEEE-USA will hold virtual training sessions for this year’s CVD. Each session will be livestreamed and the recorded sessions will be available for on-demand viewing. The training videos from the 2022 CVD are available below and can be viewed on-demand.

Date/Time Livestream Link
2023 CVD Training – Part 1
How to Conduct a Meeting
Friday, 24 March
2023 CVD Training – Part 2
Our Messages: What Will You Say
Monday, 27 March

Basic Rules for Participants

  • First-time CVD participants are encouraged to attend the online training sessions that will be scheduled prior April 4th. Experienced CVD attendees are invited to attend. These training sessions will be recorded and made available to all participants.
  • IEEE-USA will schedule all meetings with your Representative, Senators and/or their staff, based on constituency.
  • Remember that you will be attending all your meetings as part of a team consisting of other IEEE members.
  • Your exact schedule on April 5th will be determined by your Legislators’ availability.

Canceling Meetings

It is essential that you notify IEEE-USA immediately if you are unable to make the CVD. Meetings with legislators are contingent on participation by voters and will need to be canceled if you cannot attend. Contact Kayla Henneberry ( to cancel your registration.

Soapbox Consulting

IEEE-USA is working with Soapbox Consulting again in 2023. Soapbox will be scheduling your Hill meetings.


CVD is free for all participants.

Dress Code

Training on April 4th – Business casual
Legislative Meetings on April 5th – Business Professional Attire

Staff Contacts

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

Kayla Henneberry
Policy Associate
Government Relations
Phone: 202-530-8356