Geosciences Congressional Visits Day (GEO-CVD)

GEO-CVD will take place 15–16 September 2022 in Washington, D.C.

Application Deadline: 31 July

Geoscience Congressional Visit Days (GEO-CVD) are back! After a two-year hiatus, GEO-CVD will take place in Washington, D.C., on 15–16 September 2022.

GEO-CVD is an annual event sponsored by the Geological Society of America in conjunction with other Earth science societies to increase the visibility of and support for the geosciences in Congress. GEO-CVD participants will partake in a workshop that will offer a foundational understanding of science policy through a series of brief seminars and panels; networking opportunities; and resources for participants to develop messaging and materials for successful congressional visits. Participants in GEO-CVD have an opportunity to meet with Members of Congress and staff from key congressional offices and committees.

A recent participant reflected, “Because of GSA’s support of my visit to DC for Geo-CVD, I was able to advocate for sustained geoscience funding in a meaningful way, establish connections with my representatives, visit Washington DC for the first time, and learn more about a career in science policy."

If you are a GSA member interested in participating, please apply by 31 July. Please note that the acceptance does not provide travel support.

Wendy Kordesch and GSA President-elect Isabel Montanez discuss climate change with Rep. Jimmy Panetta.
Wendy Kordesch and GSA past president Isabel Montanez discuss climate change with Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA).
Dena Smith, Cory Gardner at 2015 GeoCVD
Dena Smith, the Executive Director of the STEPPE program, takes a selfie with Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) during the 2015 GeoCVD.
Kasey White presents the 2013 USGS Coalition Leadership Award to Rep. Ken  Calvert (R-CA)
Kasey White presents the 2013 USGS Coalition Leadership Award to Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) for his support of hazard and other USGS research.
Jeff Rubin meets with Senator Merkley (D-OR)
GPPC chair Jeff Rubin meets with Senator Merkley (D-OR) in 2012.

Contact info

If you would like to participate in the upcoming GEO-CVD or have questions about congressional visits in general, please contact Kasey White at .

Keep informed about policy developments

GSA’s science policy webpage and Speaking of Geoscience blog have updates about current legislation and policy issues related to the geosciences.

Read articles from fellow geoscientists about their GeoCVD experiences:

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