URGENT FOR 2014: We need your help this
federal discretionary budget shrinking,
Congress is looking everywhere for
budget cuts. The R&D budgets are a
tempting target. Most of the public
doesn’t know what the national labs, for
example, do, and so there is only weak
political pressure to keep funding
them. Plus the damage done by cutting
R&D budgets won’t really be felt by the
country for years – well past this
counter this budget pressure, it is more
essential than ever that IEEE members
tell their legislators how important
this funding is.
have ever considered attending one of
our CVDs – or any fly-in – this is the
year to do it!
simply no better way to influence
Congress than talking directly with your
legislators and their staff.
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.
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 2014 will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, 25-26
March, in Washington, D.C.
See the online 2014 schedule for IEEE
participants. Or download a PDF of the schedule. For more
information, contact Russell Harrison at
Registration for CVD
2014 is now open and will run through 14 March. You may register
one of four ways:
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.
Attire (Men: business suit with tie; Women: Conservative
dress or pants suit; Footwear: Closed, comfortable dress
shoes for walking)
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You can also help prepare yourself for CVD by
visiting the following Web pages:
All registration forms must
be received by 14 March
Register one of four ways:
Email the fillable
PDF form to
Russell Harrison at
Print and fax to
2001 L St, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Attn: Russell Harrison