September 12th & 13th 2018!

2017 Fall Congressional Fly-In Participants

In these times of increasingly tight federal budgets this is an important opportunity to help serve the computing community and ensure that Congress understands the value of computing research going on in their states and districts. We hope you’ll join us as the computing community descends en masse on Capitol Hill and makes the case for computing!

CRA will hold its sixth annual Congressional Fall Fly-in on September 12-13, 2018. This is an important opportunity for representatives from CRA member institutions to come to Washington as a group, meet with their representatives in Congress, and help make the case for federal support of computing research. We hope you, or someone you designate, will join us!

The call for volunteers for the 2018 Congressional Fly-In has closed; please check back for the 2019 dates.

At the orientation session, held in the early evening of September 12th, CRA staff will provide training, materials, and information about your Congressional meetings, as well as be available to answer any questions. Immediately following the orientation session will be a reception for all the CVD participants and other members of the computing research community from the Washington DC area.

The following day (Thursday, September 13th), participants will meet with Members of Congress and staff from their state delegations. CRA staff will schedule your meetings. Attendees will be provided with all the materials they’ll need to have productive meetings, and will be grouped, when possible, with other attendees from their states.

Attendees will be responsible for their own travel and expenses while in DC. CRA will provide an afternoon/evening reception on Wednesday, September 12th, but other meals, your travel, and your accommodations will be at your own expense.

CRA has arranged a discount room rate for participants for the evening of September 12th. Participants will be provided the hotel reservation information, in a separate e-mail, upon signing-up for the event.