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Conference Agenda

FEC Conference on Federal Campaign Finance Law
for House and Senate Campaigns and
Political Party Committees

Agenda

May 10-11, 2007
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

(Note: This conference has sold out)



Click here for a printable PDF file containing the conference information and agenda

Thursday, May 10, 2007

8:00 - 8:45 AM Registration
8:45 - 9:00 AM Welcome
9:15 - 10:45 AM

Breakout Workshops: Choose One Option

A1: Basics of the Law

  • Organization of committee
  • Contributions and expenditures
  • Filing information
  • Disclaimers
 

A2: Recent Developments in Federal Campaign Finance Law
(Note: Do not select option A2 if you have not previously attended an FEC Conference.)

  • New FEC regulations
  • Court decisions
  • Pending legislation
  • Note: This workshop will be repeated on Day 2
10:45 - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Team Workshops: Choose the Option that Applies to the Organization you are representing

B1: House and Senate Campaigns: Fundraising, Part 1

  • Support from the candidate
  • Individual and volunteer support and exemptions
  • Types of communications
 

B2: Party Committees: Fundraising, Part 1

  • Allocation between federal/nonfederal and federal/Levin accounts
  • Federal Election Activity (FEA) rules
  • Sources of support for party committees
12:45 - 1:45 PM Luncheon Roundtables

At each table, attendees will sit with an FEC Commissioner or senior staff member, who will informally discuss a topic related to federal campaign finance law and answer your questions. A list of the table topics will be supplied at registration. You may sit at the table of your choice.

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Team Workshops (Continued)

B1: House and Senate Campaigns: Fundraising, Part 2

  • Contributions from PACs and party committees
  • Receiving or giving support to/from other federal campaigns
  • Use of campaign funds

 

 

B2: Party Committees: Fundraising, Part 2

  • Fundraising by candidates and officeholders for party
  • Contributions to the party
  • Exempt activities
  • Types of communications

Friday, May 11 , 2007

8:00 - 8:45 AM

Breakfast with the IRS

A guest speaker from the IRS will give an overview of tax rules for political organizations and answer your questions about tax law.

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Team Workshops (Continued)

B1: House and Senate Campaigns: FEC Reporting

  • Disclosing contributions and expenditures
  • Reporting loans
  • Tricky reporting scenarios
 

B2: Party Committees: FEC Reporting

  • Disclosing contributions and expenditures
  • Tricky reporting scenarios
  • Reporting costs for public communications and fundraising events

 

10:30 - 10:45 AM

Break

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Breakout Workshops: Choose One Option

C1: Election-Related Communications

  • Electioneering communications
  • Coordinated communications - new guidelines
  • Independent expenditures
  • Permitted corporate/labor organization communications

 

 

C2: Meet Your Analyst: One-on-One Reporting Help
THIS SESSION HAS SOLD OUT. PLEASE CHOOSE OPTION C1.

The FEC Campaign Finance Analyst who reviews your committee's reports will be available to answer questions about reporting and the FEC's review process. This is your opportunity to individually discuss how to report specific situations with an FEC staff member.

12:30 - 1:30 PM Luncheon Roundtables

Another opportunity to sit with an FEC Commissioner or senior staff member, who will informally discuss a topic related to federal campaign finance law and answer your questions.

1:45 - 3:15 PM

Breakout Workshops: Choose One Option

D1: Using Corporate/Union Resources to Help Federal Candidates and Parties

  • Candidate appearances, "meet and greets" and fundraising events
  • New rules for use of computers and internet access by volunteers
  • Guidelines for corporate/labor/trade involvement
 

D2: Recent Developments in Federal Campaign Finance Law (Repeat from Day 1)

  • New FEC regulations
  • Court decisions
  • Pending legislation
3:30 - 4:30 PM

FEC Jeopardy

A fun wrap-up session reviewing material presented during the conference.

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