Geosciences Congressional Visits Day

Geosciences Congressional Visits Day Logo12-13 September 2017

The Seismological Society of America, in collaboration with the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and many other geoscience societies, invites geoscientists to come to Washington D.C. for the annual Geosciences Congressional Visits Day (GEO-CVD) 12-13 September 2017. Decision makers need to hear from geoscientists. Join us and many of your colleagues for this two-day event uniting geoscience researchers, professionals, students, educators, engineers, and executives in Washington, D.C. to raise visibility and support for the geosciences!

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, how to conduct congressional visits and 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 of escorted visits to meet with members of Congress and staff on Capitol Hill.

Geo-CVD Student Travel Grant

Thanks to contributions from our members SSA is able to offer travel grants to send U.S. graduate student SSA members to this event (covering transportation, lodging and food up $2,000).

This year, donations from members of the Society will send two graduate students, Fransiska Dannemann (Southern Methodist University) and Nate Lindsey (University of California, Berkeley), to GEO-CVD in September.