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  • FEC Record: Outreach

FEC to host Chicago regional conference in August (2019)

July 9, 2019
Header for the 2019 Chicago Regional Conference on August 27-28

The Commission will hold a regional conference in Chicago, Illinois, on August 27-28, 2019. Commissioners and staff will conduct a variety of technical workshops on the federal campaign finance laws affecting federal candidates, parties and PACs. Workshops are designed for those seeking an introduction to the basic provisions of the law as well as those with more experience.

Registration information

Registration is a two-step process:

  1. Step One: Provide some basic information about yourself and select the workshops you’d like to attend. Complete Step One.
  2. Step Two: Visit our secure payment website to submit payment and complete your registration. Complete Step Two.

The conference registration fee is $585 per attendee. The registration fee increases to $635 per attendee for registrations received after 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on July 27, 2019. The fee will be fully refundable up until 5:00 p.m. (ET) on July 27, 2019, and 50% refundable up until 5:00 p.m. (ET) on August 12, 2019. No refund will be made for cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. (ET) on August 12, 2019. Complete registration information is available on our conference website.

Hotel information

The conference will be held at the Drake Hotel, located at 140 East Walton Place, in Chicago, Illinois.

After completing Step One of the registration process, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing a link to make hotel reservations at a group rate of $183 per night. Alternatively, you may make reservations by calling 312-917-3420. 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. To ensure your spot, book your hotel after completing both steps of the registration process, but no later than August 5, 2019.

Conference agenda

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

Workshop materials

All conference attendees will all receive a binder with printed materials at the conference. Prior to the conference, all attendees will also receive an email with links to download electronic versions of all the training materials.

FEC conference questions

For any questions concerning the 2019 FEC Chicago regional conference, please call the FEC’s Information Division at 1-800-424-9530 (menu option 6). You can also send an email to


  • Author 
    • Isaac Baker
    • Communications Specialist