Geosciences Congressional Visits Day

Geosciences Congressional Visits Day LogoGeo-CVD will be held in person September 2024. 

The Seismological Society of America, in collaboration with the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and many other geoscience societies, sends geoscientists to Washington D.C. for the annual Geosciences Congressional Visits Day (Geo-CVD) in September.

Decision makers need to hear from geoscientists. Student and early-career members are encouraged to learn about the policy making process and gain experience advocating for seismology by participating in this two-day event in Washington, D.C.

Student and early-career members interested in participating in Geo-CVD should consider applying for the Government Relations Policy Fellowship.

If you have questions about participating or would like to register for Geo-CVD, please email SSA at

What To Expect

Participants will spend the first afternoon at a workshop honing their communication skills, learning how Congress works and how to conduct Congressional visits. They’ll also learn about relevant legislation, federal agencies and programs. At the end of the workshop, participants are given time to craft and practice their messages one-on-one with geoscience policy staff.

The second day will consist of escorted visits to meet with members of Congress and staff on Capitol Hill.

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