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Conference Agenda

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

Agenda

June 23-24 , 2008
Embassy Suites Convention Center, Washington, DC


Monday, June 23, 2008

8:00 - 9:00 AM Registration/Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 AM Welcome
9:30 - 11:00 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.)

  • Court decisions impacting FEC regulations
  • Pending and recent legislation and regulations
  • Note: This workshop will be repeated on Day 2
11:00 - 11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Team Workshops: Choose One Option
(Click here if you need guidance on which track to choose)

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: PAC Fundraising, Part 2

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

B2: Membership and Labor Organizations: PAC Fundraising, Part 2

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

Tuesday, June 24 , 2008

8:00 - 9:00 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. Breakfast will be served.

9:00 - 9:15 AM Break
9:15 - 10:45 AM

General Session : FEC Reporting

  • Disclosing contributions and expenditures
  • Tricky reporting scenarios
  • Reporting costs for public communications and fundraising events
10:45 - 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Breakout Workshops: Choose One Option

C1: Election-Related Communications

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

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. Note: To ensure your committee's analyst will be at the conference, please pre-register for this workshop. Only those analysts with committees who have pre-registered for this session will be available.

12:30 - 1:30 PM Luncheon Speaker

Joseph Stoltz of the Commission's Audit Division will speak about internal controls for political committees.

1:45 - 3:15 PM

Breakout Workshops: Choose One Option

D1: Using Your Organization's Resources to Help Federal Candidates and Parties

  • Candidate appearances, "meet and greets" and fundraising events
  • New rules for use of organization's air travel, computers and internet access
  • Guidelines for trade/membership/labor organization involvement
 

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

  • Court decisions impacting FEC regulations
  • Pending and recent legislation and regulations
3:15 - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 - 4:30 PM

General Session: FEC Jeopardy

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

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