Track: Short Course
Track: Career Track
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Short courses are available to attendees who signed up in advance and paid an additional a short course fee. If you signed up for this short course, you should have received a direct link to it by email on Thursday.
Congress is an ecosystem unto itself with different communities on each side of the Hill (Senate and House of Representatives), different populations within those communities, odd mutualistic relationships, and competition (for votes) to avoid extinction (losing reelection). This short course will provide an overview of how Congress works and how to frame a message for different members of Congress. Short course participants will use their own research and the tips learned during the morning to compose a 1-minute pitch for a member of Congress. As we craft talking points and pitches together, we will also walk through resources for uncovering what your member of Congress cares about, how to connect with her/him/them, start a conversation to share a message as a constituent, and build a relationship. Afterward, you will be invited to submit your 1-minute pitch to our ESA Policy Pitch Contest on YouTube for a chance to win a prize!
The $25 fee for this short course includes access to the live session and any uploaded supporting documents during and after the conference.