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Conference Agenda

FEC Conference on Federal Campaign Finance Law
for Trade Associations, Membership Organizations,
Labor Organizations and their Political Action Committees

Agenda

June 4-5, 2007
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
(NOTE: Conference is Sold Out)


Click here for a printable version of the agenda and the conference FAQ [PDF]

Monday, June 4, 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
(Do not choose this option unless you have 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
(For a description of these organizations, please see the Conference FAQ.)

B1: Trade Associations: PAC Fundraising, Part 1

  • Restricted class
  • Prior approval
  • Solicitation notices
  • Collection of contributions
 

B2: Membership and Labor Organizations: PAC Fundraising, Part 1

  • Restricted class
  • Solicitation notices
  • Collection of contributions
  • Payroll deductions

 

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: Trade Associations: Fundraising, Part 2

  • Raffles, auctions and events
  • Conventions
  • Written and electronic communications
  • Matching charitable contributions

 

 

B2: Membership and Labor Organizations: Fundraising, Part 2

  • Raffles, auctions and events
  • Meetings
  • Written and electronic communications
  • Combined dues/solicitation statements

Tuesday, June 5, 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

FEC Reporting

  • Disclosing contributions and expenditures
  • Tricky reporting scenarios
  • Disclosing costs for public communications and other ads
10:30 - 10:45

Break

10:45 - 12:15

Breakout Workshops: Choose One Option

C1: Election-Related Communications

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

 

 

C2: 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

D1: Using Corporate/Labor/Association 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 your organization's members
  • 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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