3 CVD 2013 Schedule – Tuesday, March 19 All Events on Tuesday are at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004 (Cross Street is Pennsylvania Ave. and 14th Street) * 9:00 a.m.: Congressional Visits Day Registration Opens, Pavilion Room 9:00 a.m. – Noon : Informal State Team Meeting/Work Time, Pavilion Room 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Students Bringing Space Research Down to Earth Room 2325, Rayburn House Office Building Noon – 1:00 p.m.: LUNCH – ON YOUR OWN 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Guest Speaker 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. : AIAA Staff Briefing/Orientation, Pavilion Room 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: State Team Meeting/Work Time 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. : Wrap Up Question & Answer Session and Closing Remarks, Pavilion Room *The Ronald Reagan Building is reachable via Metro from the Orange or Blue Lines at the Federal Triangle Stop
CVD 2013 Schedule – Wednesday, March 20 All events are on Capitol Hill 8:00 a.m. : Duane Hyland on duty in back of Longworth House Office Building Cafeteria 9:00 a.m. : Your Meetings Begin (as per your teams schedule) 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. : AIAA Congressional Visits Day Reception, Room 902 Hart Senate Office Building 4
Know Who You are Talking With The Member Chief of Staff/Administrative Assistant: Top Advisor to Member Legislative Director: Analyzes Pros and Cons of Policy Proposals Legislative Assistant: Reports to Legislative Director on Policy in the Assistants Policy Area. Legislative Correspondent: Reports to Legislative Director on Policy 7
Making the Most of CVD Research – Know your Audience Select – Select the Issue that fits them the best. Remember, focus on AIAA Issues, not personal projects, corporate issues, etc. Plan – Select the speaker to present the issue Polish – Make sure the presentation is well thought out and prepared.
Successful Advocacy – At the Meeting Present – present your advocacy in the most polished professional way possible. Focus – Pay full attention to the message delivery. No Cell Phones; No private side conversations. Respond – Be responsive to questions and have supporting data handy. Thank – Express thanks for the time, etc.
Successful Advocacy – After the Meeting Follow up – Provide any requested information in a timely manner. Thank – Send a thank you note, it cant hurt. Report – Report to AIAA on your visits Reflect – Reflect on what went right and wrong, and how to make CVD 2013 better!
At All Times Be Respectful and Focused Remember we are here at CVD for AIAAs Advocacy – Not YOUR companys, projects or personal cause. Make Sure to Turn These Things Off While Advocating for AIAA– Personal Electronics/Personal Political Views/Personal Views or Rivalries with Competing Companies/Programs/Agencies 11
At All Times Be Respectful and Focused Remember, CVD is about AIAA and Aerospace – Keep a clear focus on AIAAs Issues. Make Sure Your Message is AIAAs Message! Make Sure the Message is Polished! Make Sure the Message Counts! 12
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