The Federal Election Commission (FEC) sponsors conferences where Commissioners and staff conduct a variety of technical workshops on the law. Topics include fundraising, reporting and communications. Workshops are designed for those seeking an introduction to the basic provisions of the law as well as for those more experienced in campaign finance law. Please direct questions about conference registration to Sylvester Management Corporation at 1-800/246-7277 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the conference program, or to receive e-mail notification when registration begins, call the FEC's Information Division at 1-800/424-9530 (or locally, 202/694-1100) or send an e-mail to Conferences@fec.gov.
FEC Conference on Federal Campaign Finance Laws
SOLD OUT! Call 1-800-246-7277 to be placed on waiting list
Renaissance on M Street Hotel
April 24-25, 2007
Who should attend this conference?
How many people from my organization may attend?
Due to this conference's popularity, there is a two-attendee limit per organization. NOTE: The conference has now sold out.
What is the schedule?
Click here to download the agenda and schedule for the conference.
I'm with a labor organization (trade association, membership organization, nonconnected committee) - Can I come to this conference?
You may attend, but the content of this conference is tailored to corporations and not to your type of organization. The FEC strongly recommends that labor unions, trade associations, incorporated membership organizations and the PACs of those organizations attend our June 4-5, 2007, conference for those organizations or one of our regional conferences this Fall.
Nonconnected Committees (i.e., those without a corporate or union sponsor, including those sponsored by partnerships) should attend an upcoming DC seminar or state outreach program.
Are there workshops for beginners?
Yes. The workshop entitled Basics: The Big Picture provides an overview of campaign finance law that is applicable to everyone. Breakout workshops for each group in fundraising offer basic information geared to the specific type of organization. Beginners also benefit from the chance to network with more experienced campaign finance law professionals.
How about someone who is a seasoned veteran of campaign finance law - Does this conference fit their needs?
Yes. Advanced workshops are offered on topics such as election-related communications and recent developments in campaign finance law, so that experienced attendees can update their knowledge. (Note: We recommend that attendees attend the Basics workshop first before selecting one of these breakout options.) All of the workshops are updated regularly with new information, as needed. Moreover, FEC conferences offer an opportunity for both beginners and advanced attendees to network with one another, to share ideas and to learn from each other.
Are CLE credits (or continuing education credits) available?
The FEC has not applied in any state to be an official CLE (or CE) sponsor. Attendees in the past, however, have applied on their own for, and received, continuing education credits for their attendance at FEC conferences. Contact your state MCLE organization (or state board of accountancy, for accountants) for more information. Please contact us if you have further questions or need additional materials for your application.
What is the registration fee?
The registration fee is $450 per attendee. A late charge of $25 will be added for registrations received after March 30. This amount covers the cost of the conference, materials, meals and refreshments. A full refund will be made for all cancellations received before that date. Note: Credit card payments will appear on your statement as paid to Sylvester Management Corporation.
How do I register for the conference?
The conference has sold out. Call 1-800-246-7277 to be placed on the waiting list
If you have questions about the processing of your registration, please contact Sylvester Management Corporation at 1-800-246-7277 or e-mail email@example.com.
We will include the attendee list with the notebooks provided to attendees at registration. Due to Privacy Act concerns, however, only those attendees who have signed and submitted a form granting their consent to share their contact information will be included on that list. If you would like to ensure you share your contact information with other attendees, please download and submit this form. A link to do so will be sent to you after you register.
If you are not attending the conference, or if you want to receive the attendee list before the conference, please contact the FEC's FOIA office in the Office of General Counsel's General Law and Advice Division at 202-694-1650.
What hotel arrangements do I need to make?
The conference will be held at the Renaissance on M Street Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC 20037. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. (Note: Please do not finalize your air reservations until you have received confirmation of your registration for the conference from our contractor, Sylvester Management Corporation.) A room rate of $235 (single/double) is available for hotel reservations made by April 2, 2007. Call 1-888-803-1298 to make your reservations. To receive this special rate, you must notify the hotel that you are attending the FEC campaign finance laws conference. Alternatively, click here to make your hotel reservations.
How do I get there?
What is the weather like in DC in April?
Late April usually brings very nice weather. Click here for the National Weather Service forecast for Washington, DC.
What should I wear?
While there is no formal dress code for our conferences, attendees typically wear business casual attire.
Conference Program: 1-800/424-9530 (press 6) or e-mail Conferences@fec.gov
Conference Registration/Fees: 1-800/246-7277 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org