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2021 Denver Regional Hybrid Conference

FEC 2021 Denver Regional Conference

Tuesday, August 17 - Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Sheraton Denver Downtown | Denver, CO and Online

Commissioners and staff from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) will conduct a variety of technical workshops on campaign finance law for in-person and online participants during the first of our 2021-2022 FEC Regional Conferences. Topics include fundraising, reporting, communications and recent developments in the law. 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. This hybrid conference offers in-person or virtual attendance for two days of in-depth training and discussion, including general sessions, breakout sessions, and small group trainings for different types of committees.

Agenda

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 (Central Time)
Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Welcome 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Morning workshops 9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Afternoon workshops 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 (Central Time)
Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Morning workshops 9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon workshops 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Registration information

The registration fee for the FEC’s Denver Regional Conference is $630 per attendee for both in-person and online participants. The registration fee increases to $680 on July 27, 2021.


FAQs

Conference Information:

Who should attend this conference?

  • Treasurers and staff responsible for compliance with federal campaign finance laws for the following:
    • House and Senate Campaigns
    • National, State, District and Local Political Party Committees
    • Corporations, Trade Associations, Labor Organizations, Membership Organizations and their PACs
  • Attorneys, accountants and consultants for any of the organizations listed above
  • Anyone who wants to gain in-depth knowledge of federal campaign finance law as it applies to the organizations listed above
  • Anyone who wants to learn about recent changes resulting from campaign finance legislation and litigation

How do I choose which workshops to attend?

First, choose the track that applies to the type of organization you represent—a candidate’s campaign committee, a party committee or a corporate/labor/member/trade PAC.

Next, assess your experience with federal campaign finance law. Beginners should register for Basics of the Law on Day 1 and Recent Developments in the Law on Day 2. More experienced participants may choose to attend Recent Developments on Day 1, rather than Basics of the Law, though some may benefit from the refresher Basics provides. On Day 2, experienced participants may choose our scenario-based Advanced Practicum or Recent Developments, if they did not attend that workshop on Day 1.

If you are not sure which workshops are right for you, please email us at Conferences@fec.gov or call 800-424-9530 (option 6) for assistance.

What safety protocols are in place for in-person attendance?

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have been working diligently with our team and partners to implement policies and procedures for a safe and successful meeting. All those planning to attend in person should consult our COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Code of Conduct.

How will the virtual option work?

For safety's sake, this conference will operate under a hybrid in-person and virtual model. At registration, attendees choose to participate either in-person or virtually, using Zoom. Virtual attendees will be able to view all presentations, attend their selected break-out rooms, ask questions of FEC Commissioners and staff, and interact in real time. For full details on the virtual option, please consult the Virtual Attendance page on the conference registration site.

I'm with a nonconnected PAC, can I come to this conference?

You may attend, but the content of this conference is not tailored to your type of organization. For information on outreach opportunities that better suit your organization's needs, please visit the FEC's Trainings webpage.

What is the schedule?

Workshops begin at 9:15 a.m. Central Time each morning and conclude at 4:00 p.m. Central Time on Day 1 and at 2:30 p.m. Central Time on Day 2. A full agenda is available here.

Are CLE credits (or continuing education credits) available?

The FEC will provide all attendees with a letter certifying participation in the conference, including an agenda and staff bios, which participants can use to independently apply for CLE or other credits. The FEC has not applied in any state to be an official CLE sponsor. However, attendees have applied on their own and received continuing education credits for their attendance at FEC conferences. Contact your state MCLE organization (or state board of accountancy, for accountants) for more information. Feel free to email conferences@fec.gov if you have further questions related to CLE credits.

Registration Information:

What is the registration fee?

The registration fee is $630 per attendee for both in-person and online participants. The registration fee increases to $680 on July 27, 2021. The fee will be 90% refundable up until 5:00 p.m. (ET) on July 16, 2021, and 50% refundable up until 5:00 p.m. (ET) on July 30, 2021. No refunds or registration adjustments will be made in response to requests received after 5:00 p.m. (ET) on July 30, 2021.

How do I register for the conference?

To register, please click here to fill out all of your information, select the workshops you would like to attend, and submit the registration fee. Once you have completed that step, you will receive an automated confirmation email.

Will you make an attendee list available?

We will provide an attendee list to all conference registrants. However, due to Privacy Act concerns, only those attendees who have signed and submitted a Consent to Release Contact Information form will be included on that list. If you would like to share your contact information with other attendees, please submit this form to conferences@fec.gov by August 6, 2021.

If you are not attending the conference, but want to receive a copy of the attendee list, please contact the FEC's FOIA office in the Office of General Counsel's General Law and Advice Division at 202-694-1650.

Logistics:

Where is the conference being held?

The conference will be held at Sheraton Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado, located on the popular 16th Street Mall in beautiful downtown Denver. The hotel is approximately 26 miles from the Denver International Airport. For directions, click here to access Google Maps

What hotel arrangements do I need to make?

A group room rate of $199/night (single or double occupancy) is available at the Sheraton Denver Downtown in Denver, CO, for reservations made by July 26, 2021.

To make your reservations, please use this link. Alternatively, you may make reservations by calling (303) 893-3333 and request the FEC Regional Conference room block. Please be prepared to provide your Marriott Rewards number (if applicable) and note that the block of rooms is first come, first served.

What is the weather like in Denver in August?

In most years, Denver averages a daily high temperature for August between 88 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and a low temperature of 58 to 62 degrees Fahrenheit. Click here for AccuWeather's August monthly forecast for Denver.

What should I wear?

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

Registration questions

Toll free
1-800-424-9530, menu option 6

Local
202-694-1100