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Trainings

The Federal Election Commission offers many opportunities for training on the federal campaign finance laws. This page provides information on our regional conferences, educational webinars, e-learning videos and specialized online training workshops. It also explains how to invite a Commissioner or FEC staff member to speak to an organization or group.

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Conferences

FECConnect Regional

Each year, the FEC hosts two-day regional conferences where Commissioners and staff conduct a variety of technical workshops on the law. Discussion topics include fundraising, reporting and communications. Workshops are designed for those seeking an introduction to the basic provisions of the law as well as for those more experienced in campaign finance law.

For questions about the conference program, call the FEC's Information Division at 1-800-424-9530 (menu option 6) or locally, 202-694-1100, or send an email to conferences@fec.gov and include your name, contact information and track of interest (candidate, party or corporate/labor/trade PAC).

Conference schedule

City Dates and hotel Registration
FEC Virtual Conference
Online via Zoom
August 17-18, 2021 Completed
Orlando Regional Conference
Orlando, Florida
November 16-17, 2021
Hilton Orlando
Check back
for details
San Diego Regional Conference
San Diego, California
February 8-9, 2022
Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
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for details

Educational webinars

FECConnect Live

The FEC conducts frequent webinars to help committees comply with the campaign finance law. These online workshops include day-long programs that provide an overview of the rules for candidates, parties and PACs, as well as 90-minute topic-based webinars that offer timely guidance on issue that arise during the election cycle.

All of these webinars are available online only. You can participate right at your desk, and avoid the time and expense of traveling to DC. Online materials and technical information will be provided to those who register.

Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Prepayment is required. If a webinar sells out, a waiting list will be maintained in the event there are cancellations.


Webinar schedule

Subject Date and time Registration
Reporting for Candidate Committees Webinar Wednesday, September 29, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Now open
$30 to attend
FECFile for Candidate Committees Webinar Wednesday, September 29, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Now open
$30 to attend
Candidate 101: Getting Started Webinar Wednesday, October 27, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Now open
$30 to attend
Nonconnected PAC Webinar Wednesday, December 8, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time
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Informal discussions

FECConnect OnTopic

The FEC hosts periodic informal discussions on specific topics of interest to filers. During these 30-minute online gatherings, FEC staff brief participants on a topic, respond to questions and moderate the discussion. OnTopic sessions are free, but pre-registration is required. Attendance is limited to facilitate discussion, and participants may submit questions in advance on a first-come, first-served basis.

OnTopic Schedule

Subject Dates and time Registration
Candidate Registration Wednesday, September 22, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time
Now open

E-learning videos

FECConnet OnDemand

As a supplement to our conferences, workshops and other educational outreach programs, the FEC offers instructional videos on our YouTube channel, FECConnect On Demand. Specific videos are also included within the Help for candidates and committees section of our website.

Specialized training for organizations

FECConnect One on One

FECConnect One:One is an online training service that enables political committees and other groups to schedule live, interactive training sessions tailored specifically to their needs.

Public appearances

FEC Commissioners and staff often accept invitations to speak to groups on campaign finance issues. To invite a Commissioner or FEC staff member to speak, please contact the Information Division.

Questions

For any other questions about FEC training opportunities

Toll free

1-800-424-9530, menu option 6

Local

202-694-1100