Seminar on Federal Campaign Finance Laws
November 16, 2011
Who should attend this seminar?
What is the schedule/program?
May party, candidate or separate segregated fund representatives attend this seminar?
You may attend, but the content of this seminar is not tailored to your type of organization. The Commission will host a regional conference in Miami, a DC seminar and roundtable workshops early next year that are better suited to your type of committee. To view the full list of events, please see our website at http://www.fec.gov/info/outreach.shtml. For additional information on seminars and conferences, please email the FEC at Conferences@fec.gov or call the FEC's Information Division at 1.800.424.9530 (Press 6).
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 and seminars. 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.
Are there workshops for beginners?
Yes. The workshop entitled Basics for Beginners provides an overview of campaign finance law that is particularly beneficial to newcomers. Beginners also benefit from the chance to network with more experienced campaign finance law professionals and share ideas with each other.
How about someone who is a seasoned veteran of campaign finance law - Does this seminar fit their needs?
Yes. Advanced workshops are offered on topics such as recent developments in campaign finance law. All of the workshops are updated regularly to ensure that attendees receive the very latest information. Moreover, FEC seminars offer an opportunity for both beginners and advanced attendees to network with one another, to share ideas and to learn from each other.
What is the registration fee?
The registration fee is $100 per attendee, which includes a $25 nonrefundable transaction fee. A refund (minus the transaction fee) will be made for all cancellations received before 5 p.m. EST on November 11; no refund will be made for cancellations received after that date and time. Note: Credit card payments will appear on your statement as paid to Sylvester Management.
How do I register for the seminar?
Please call Sylvester Management prior to registering to ensure there is space available in this seminar at 1-800/246-7277. If you will be unable to attend, please notify Sylvester Management as soon as possible by calling 1-800/246-7277 or sending an email to Rosalyn at firstname.lastname@example.org, so the next person on the waiting list will be able to attend.
Where is the seminar being held?
The seminar will be held at the FEC's headquarters at 999 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20463. The FEC is located downtown in the Penn Quarter neighborhood and is walking distance from several Metro subway stations.
What hotel arrangements do I need to make?
Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations at a hotel of your choosing. Hotels that are within walking distance to the FEC include:
Note that the FEC is providing this list of nearby hotels for the attendees' convenience; but, as a government agency, may not endorse any of them. We recommend that you do not finalize your hotel/travel reservations until you receive confirmation of your registration from Sylvester Management.
How do I get to the FEC's Headquarters?
What is the weather like in Washington DC, in November?
What should I wear?
While there is no formal dress code for our conferences and seminars, attendees typically wear business casual attire. Due to the unpredictability of the meeting room temperatures, you may want to bring a sweater or jacket.