IEEE-USA Congressional Visits Day

10-11 April 2024



IEEE-USA Congressional Visits Day

10-11 April 2024

CVD links

About CVD

Where/When: 10-11 April 2024 | Washington, D.C.

IEEE-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 10th with a detailed training session and policy briefing, given by IEEE-USA’s legislative professionals. You will then spend April 11th on Capitol Hill meeting with your Legislators and/or their staff to discuss technology policy in the new Congress.

Wednesday, April 10th
2:00PM – 5:00PM EST – CVD Training @ Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902

Thursday, April 11th
8:00AM – 10:30AM EST – Breakfast @ Top of the Hill in the Reserve Organization of America building, 1 Constitution Ave NE
9:00AM – 5:00PM EST (individual schedules will vary) – CVD Congressional Meetings @ House and Senate Office Buildings


Due to capacity limitations, registration for CVD is now closed.


Visit our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page for answers to all of your questions. This page will be updated as needed.

Training Videos

In addition to the in-person training on April 10th, 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 2023 CVD are available below and can be viewed on-demand.

Video Link
CVD Training – Part 1
How to Conduct a Meeting
CVD Training – Part 2
Our Messages: What Will You Say

Basic Rules for Participants

  • First-time CVD participants are encouraged to attend the online training sessions that will be scheduled prior April 10th. 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 11th 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 Erik Heilman at to cancel your registration.

Soapbox Consulting

IEEE-USA is working with Soapbox Consulting again in 2024. Soapbox will be scheduling your Hill meetings.


CVD is free for all participants.

Dress Code

Training on April 10th – Business casual
Legislative Meetings on April 11th – Business Professional Attire

Staff Contacts

Erik Heilman
Director, IEEE-USA Government Relations
+1 202-530-8325