Physicists Coalition D.C. Engagement Days

April 14-16, 2024

The Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction is inviting physical scientists and engineers to our inaugural Washington, D.C. Engagement Days to engage with policymakers and practitioners and encourage efforts to reduce nuclear weapons threats.

The inaugural D.C. Engagement Days Event will kick off with a required training on Sunday, April 14, followed by two days of team meetings scheduled by the Coalition with congressional offices and executive branch officials.

Our D.C. Days Policy Priorities

Building support for U.S. diplomatic engagement with Russia and China on nuclear risk reduction and arms control to avoid miscalculation, reduce arsenals, and prevent arms racing

Building support in Congress to block the addition of new nuclear technologies to the U.S. nuclear arsenal which are destabilizing, such as a new nuclear-armed sea-launched cruise missile

Encouraging U.S. leaders and policymakers to reinforce norms against nuclear weapons use and threats of use

Event Details
Exact locations and further details will be shared with confirmed registrants via email.

Day 1: Sunday, April 14, 2024

  • Required Team Building, Policy Training, and lunch provided by the Coalition at a venue on Capitol Hill (11 AM-5 PM)
  • Evening reception (tentative/optional)

Day 2: Monday, April 15, 2024

  • Group meetings with congressional and executive branch
    offices scheduled by the Coalition (9AM-5PM)
  • Refreshments at a Capitol Hill headquarters in between meetings.
  • Evening event (tentative/optional) 

Day 3: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

  • Group meetings with congressional and executive branch
    offices scheduled by the Coalition (9AM-5PM)
  • Refreshments at a Capitol Hill headquarters in between meetings.
  • Goodbye gathering (tentative/optional)

Who Can Register

Registration is open to physical scientists and engineers at any stage in their careers. All registrants should be in alignment with the mission of the Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction. We especially welcome those with a strong interest or background in advocacy for nuclear threat reduction.

Registration deadline is March 10, 2024.

Costs of Attendance

Attending the event, including the training day, scheduled team meetings, and side events is free of charge. However registration is required, and space is limited.

A limited number of travel stipends are available for those traveling from outside of the Washington, D.C. area. Please register as soon as possible. If your attendance depends on receiving a stipend, please indicate this on the registration form, and we will be in touch with you with further information. Early registrants and members of the Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction with a track record of attending Coalition events and taking action on our policy issues will be prioritized to receive a stipend and we will reach out to you with more information. 

About the Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction

Founded in 2019, the Coalition works within the physical science community to raise awareness about the threat of nuclear weapons and what can be done about it. Our experts have held educational colloquia at over 140 institutions across the United States and held over a dozen webinars or training sessions. We also provide information and tools to enable our network of over 1100 scientists to get involved with nuclear threat reduction policies through digital and local advocacy meetings.

This project is made possible with support from the Ploughshares Fund.