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Conference Agenda

FEC Conference on Federal Campaign Finance Law
for Corporations and their PACs

Agenda

April 24-25, 2007
Renaissance on M Street Hotel, Washington, DC


Tuesday, April 24, 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 General Session: Fundraising for Corporate PACs, Part 1
  • Restricted class
  • Solicitation notices
  • Payroll deduction
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

General Session: Fundraising for Corporate PACs, Part 2

  • Raffles, prizes and entertainment
  • Meetings
  • Online fundraising
  • Matching charitable contributions

Wednesday April 25, 2007

8:00 - 8:45

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

General Session : FEC Reporting

  • Disclosing contributions and expenditures
  • Tricky reporting scenarios
  • Reporting costs for public communications and fundraising events
10:30 - 10:45

Break

10:45 - 12:15

Breakout Workshops: Choose One Option

B1: Election-Related Communications

  • Electioneering communications
  • Coordinated communications - new guidelines
  • Independent expenditures
  • Communications to restricted class and employees
 

B2: Meet Your Analyst: One-on-One Reporting Help

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

C1: Using Corporate Resources to Help Federal Candidates and Parties

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

C2: 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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