Are you an ASCE member interested in advocating for the profession, strengthening valuable leadership skills, and learning firsthand how policy is crafted on Capitol Hill?
Every spring, ASCE holds its Legislative Fly-In in Washington, DC, an exclusive and intensive two-day event providing participants with professional development in honing their skills in the public policy process and advocacy, as well as valuable peer-to-peer networking with fellow ASCE influencers.
“Members who engage in advocacy aren’t just doing a favor for ASCE— they are also building valuable personal skills that will help advance their career.”
ASCE members will have an opportunity to meet with their Members of Congress or their senior legislative staff and advance the Society’s collective policy priorities while learning beneficial leadership skills they can bring back to the workplace.
At the 2021 event, over 250 ASCE members virtually visited over 300 Congressional offices to share ASCE’s 2021 Report Card and advocate on behalf of increasing investments in the nation’s infrastructure and building resilient infrastructure using codes and standards.
The next Fly-In
We are happy to announce that the 2022 Legislative Fly-In will be a hybrid event. Currently, ASCE intends to provide participants with the option to either join us in-person in Washington D.C. or join us virtually, March 2–4, 2022. For those attending in-person, ASCE will follow guidance from federal, state, and local governments and health officials to provide for a safe environment. Please also note that due to the uncertainty for reopening Capitol Hill offices, Congressional meetings may take place virtually in 2022 even if you attend in-person.
Apply now to take advantage of this member benefit to help you excel in your career.
The Fly-In program includes:
- Exclusive briefing sessions on key activity in Congress impacting the profession, new regulations and implementation plans, and ASCE's legislative priorities.
- Interactive training on advocacy, communicating your “ask”, and building relationships with your elected leaders — including pre-event webinars
- Networking with your ASCE peers from across the country
- Virtual meetings with your Members of Congress or their staff
- A Younger Member Program designed to prepare you as an emerging leader in your organization
- Tips on continuing valuable relationships with your elected officials once you return home
The application for the 2022 Legislative Fly-In is now available. No fee is required to apply. A registration fee for both in-person and virtual attendees will be collected during the registration process once you have been selected to attend the Legislative Fly-In.
ASCE Government Relations offers per diem for a limited number of attendees to help defray some travel costs. The remaining travel costs, including airfare, are the responsibility of the attendee.
For additional information about the application process, check out our application guide answering frequently asked questions, watch our video from the last in-person fly-in, or contact us at [email protected].