Seminar on Federal Campaign Finance Laws
June 7 and 8 , 2011
Who should attend this seminar?
What is the schedule/program?
How do I know if I'm with a Trade Association or a Membership Organization? Which track should I sign up for?
Several workshops are divided into one track for trade associations and another track for membership and labor organizations. It is important to go to the track applicable to your type of organization because each type has some rules specific to it.
Your organization is a trade association under FEC regulations if its membership is engaged in a similar or related line of commerce or business and if the organization promotes and tries to improves the business conditions of its membership. If this describes your organization, you should sign up for the trade association track. The track for labor organizations and membership organizations focuses on rules specific to those types of organizations, including labor organizations and other types of incorporated membership organizations (e.g., chambers of commerce, 501(c)(4) corporations). If you are still unsure which track to enroll in after reading this description, please e-mail Conferences@fec.gov for assistance.
May nonconnected or corporate PAC 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 number of roundtables and conferences throughout the Summer and Fall tailored to PACs. To view the full list of events, please see our web site at http://www.fec.gov/info/outreach.shtml. For additional information on roundtables and conferences, please e-mail 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 trade/membership/labor communications and 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. Payment by credit card is required prior to the seminar; checks will not be accepted. A full refund will be made for all cancellations received before 5 p.m. EDT on June 3; no refund will be made for cancellations received after that date and time.
How do I register for the seminar?
After we receive your registration and payment, we will send you an e-mail to confirm your registration. If you will be unable to attend, please notify us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to Conferences@fec.gov so that 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 are listed below in order of proximity:
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. For better rates and availability, you may wish to consider using a suburban hotel and taking public transportation into the city (see below). We recommend that you do not finalize your hotel/travel reservations until you receive confirmation of your registration from the FEC.
How do I get to the FEC's Headquarters?
What is the weather like in Washington DC, in June?
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.
Call 1-800/424-9530 (press 6) (local: 202/694-1100) or e-mail Conferences@fec.gov