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2015 SET Congressional Visits Day (17-18 March 2015)

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About CVD

The Science, Engineering and Technology Congressional Visits Day (SET CVD) is an annual two-day event that brings scientists, engineers, 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. The program consists of a series of briefings and meetings, culminating with a full day of visits to 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.


CVD 2015 will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, 17-18 March, in Washington, D.C. The 2015 schedule will be posted soon. For more information, contact Russell Harrison at


Registration for CVD 2015 is now closed.


There is no registration fee for attending CVD. However, IEEE participants make their own travel arrangements and pay their own travel expenses. CVD is structured to minimize the cost of participating. In addition to fitting the event into the shortest possible timeframe, IEEE-USA will be providing breakfast and lunch at the IEEE-USA training on the first day.

Dress Code

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


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