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  • FEC Record: Outreach

FEC conference to be held virtually (2021)

June 24, 2021
FEC Virtual Conference

Due to COVID-related travel restrictions for government employees, the Commission’s August 17-18, 2021 conference will be fully-virtual. During the two-day training event, Commissioners and FEC staff will conduct a variety of technical workshops on the federal campaign finance laws affecting federal candidates, political party committees, and corporate, membership, labor and trade association 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

The reduced registration fee is $475 per participant. The registration fee increases to $500 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 refund will be made for cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. (ET) on July 30, 2021.

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

Beginners should register for Basics for Beginners 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 for Beginners, 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.

More detailed information is available on our conference website.

Conference agenda

Day 1 kicks off with a welcome session at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and ends at 4:30 p.m. (ET). Day 2 begins at 10:15 a.m. and wraps up at 3:30 p.m. (ET).

Virtual participation

This virtual conference will take place via Zoom. To make this event as collaborative as possible, participants will be able to ask questions using a chat function, answer poll questions, and interact with presenters and other participants. For full information on this virtual conference, including day-of-meeting information and virtual best practices, please consult this page.

Workshop materials

Prior to the conference, all attendees will receive an email with links to download electronic copies of all the presentation materials, along with a detailed agenda, speaker bios, helpful terminology, and other information.


Information about the conference logistics and more is available on our Virtual Conference website.

For any questions concerning the 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