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Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits

Contributed by aneely on Jul 08, 2024 - 05:21 PM

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Each year, the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) organizes an opportunity for scientists to inform the nation’s science policy. The Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event enables scientists to meet with their federal or state elected officials in their home state – not in Washington, DC – and allows policymakers to learn first-hand about the science and research facilities in their district.

The Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event is held during the summer and early fall each year. Meetings typically take place between mid-July and the end of October. Participating scientists can either meet with their elected officials at the local district office or may invite them to visit their research facility. Tours of research facilities are especially encouraged, as such visits provide lawmakers with a personal connection to the scientific activities taking place in their district.

AIBS will schedule the meetings with lawmakers and will prepare participants through online training and one-on-one support.

How to Participate

Registration for the 2024 event is free but required. Registration closes on July 15, 2024. Register here.

Note: Participants are responsible for checking their employer’s policies regarding involvement in public policy and about organizing a tour on site.

Need more information? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

Participant Handbook and additional resources can be accessed here.

Have questions? Click here.