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2022 San Diego Regional Conference

San Diego Regional Conference

Tuesday, February 8 - Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Hilton San Diego Mission Valley | San Diego, CA

Commissioners and staff from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) will conduct a variety of technical workshops on campaign finance law during the 2022 San Diego Regional Conference. At this two-day, in-depth training event, attendees will learn about the federal campaign finance laws relevant to their type of organization. Topics include fundraising, reporting, communications, best practices and recent developments in the law. Workshops are designed for those seeking an introduction to the law as well as for those more experienced in campaign finance. The conference features larger group sessions and breakouts tailored to different types of committees, all designed to promote interactive learning.

Agenda

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
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, February 9, 2022
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 San Diego Regional Conference is $645 per attendee. The price increases to $695 on January 6, 2022. To register now, click here.


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 is the schedule?

Workshops begin at 8:45 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. on Day 1 and begin at 9:15 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. on Day 2. A full agenda is available here.

What COVID-19 safety protocols are in place?

In preparation for this conference, our team and partners have been working diligently to implement policies and procedures for a safe and successful meeting. The conference at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley will follow all local safety guidelines that are in place at the time of the event. Registrants will receive more detailed information on specific COVID-19 safety protocols before the conference begins. For more information on Hilton's protocols, visit their "What to Expect During Your Stay" website.

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.

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.

Registration Information:

What is the registration fee?

The registration fee is $645 per attendee. The fee increases to $695 on January 6, 2022. The fee will be fully refundable up until 5:00 p.m. (PT) on January 6, 2022, and 50% refundable up until 5:00 p.m. (PT) on January 21, 2022. No refund will be made for cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. (PT) on January 21, 2022.

How do I register for the conference?

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

Will you make an attendee list available?

We will include an attendee list in the materials that registrants receive for the conference. 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 January 31, 2022.

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 The Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, located at 901 Camino del Rio South, just 5 miles from the San Diego International Airport. For directions, click here to access Google Maps

What hotel arrangements do I need to make?

A discounted group room rate of $181/night (single or double occupancy) is available at Hilton San Diego Mission Valley for reservations made by January 21, 2022.

To make your reservations, please use this link: http://group.hilton.com/jnqv7

Alternatively, you may make reservations by calling (609) 543-9000. You must identify yourself as an FEC Regional Conference attendee to receive the group rate. Please note that the block of rooms is first come, first served. If you have a Hilton Honors Number, please provide it when you make your reservation.

What is the weather like in San Diego in February?

February in San Diego is generally temperate, but it can get chilly, especially in the evenings. Please use the following link for a monthly weather forecast for San Diego. https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/san-diego/92101/february-weather/347628?year=2022

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