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Seminar/Webinar for Campaigns and Party Committees

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SEMINAR INFORMATION

Who should attend this seminar?

  • Treasurers and staff of the following who have responsibility for compliance with federal campaign finance laws
    • House Campaigns
    • Senate Campaigns
    • National, State and Local Political Parties
  • Attorneys, accountants and consultants who have clients that are any of the above
  • Anyone who wants to gain in-depth knowledge of federal campaign finance law as it applies to federal candidates and political party committees
  • Anyone who wants to learn about recent changes resulting from legislation and litigation

What is the schedule/program?

Click here to view the agenda and schedule for the seminar.

What is the difference between the seminar and webinar?

The agenda is exactly the same. Seminar workshops will simply be simulcast for online attendees. While those present at the seminar will have more opportunities to interact with agency staff and other attendees, webinar participants will see workshop slides, hear presentations and be able to ask questions via live chat.

May 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 seminars throughout the Spring tailored to PACs. To view the full list of events, please see our website at http://www.fec.gov/info/outreach.shtml#conferences. For additional information on seminars/webinars, please email 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 campaign activity by corporations, labor unions and others, 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.

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

What is the registration fee?

The registration fee is $100 to attend in-person or $75 to participate online. Either way, the registration fee includes a $25 nonrefundable transaction fee. A refund (minus the transaction fee) will be made for all cancellations received before 5 p.m. EDT on March 15; no refund will be made for cancellations received after that date and time. Note: Credit card payments will appear on your statement as paid to Sylvester Management Corporation.

How do I register for the seminar/webinar?

If you use an online form to register for a seminar, the information you provide may be retained so that information about changes, upgrades, etc. may be provided where appropriate. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.

Please call Sylvester Management at 1-800/246-7277 prior to registering to ensure there is space available in this seminar. If you will be unable to attend, please notify Sylvester Management as soon as possible by calling 1-800/246-7277 or sending an email to Rosalyn Himes at Rosalyn@sylvestermanagement.com, so that the next person on the waiting list will be able to attend.

If you have any program questions, please contact the Information Division at 1-800/424-9530 (press 6) or email conferences@fec.gov.

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LOGISTICS

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. Please allow a few extra minutes to go through security upon your arrival at the FEC.

How do I access the webinar?

The webinar will be available at http://fec.adobeconnect.com. You'll need internet access, a web browser and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or higher to participate. Additional instructions and technical information will be provided to those who register for the webinar.

What hotel arrangements do I need to make?

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations at a hotel of their 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. We recommend that you do not finalize your hotel/travel reservations until you receive confirmation of your registration from the Sylvester Management.

How do I get to the FEC's Headquarters?

  • By Public Transportation: The FEC recommends that attendees use public transportation to reach our headquarters. The FEC is located at 10th and E Street, NW, in between the Metro Center (Red/Orange/Blue lines) and Gallery Place (Green/Yellow/Red lines) Metro stations.
  • By Car: There are several pay parking lots located near the FEC; however, many of these fill before 8 a.m.

What is the weather like in Washington DC, in March?

Click here for the National Weather Service forecast for Washington, DC.

What should I wear?

While there is no formal dress code for our conferences and seminars, attendees typically wear business casual attire.

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ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

Conference Program: 1-800/424-9530 (press 6) or email Conferences@fec.gov

Conference Registration/Fees: 1-800/246-7277 or email Rosalyn@sylvestermanagement.com

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