Editor's Note: Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, the Commission’s February 8-9 conference will be held online.
The Commission will hold its only in-person regional conference of the 2021-2022 election cycle in San Diego, California, on February 8-9, 2022. Commissioners and staff will conduct a variety of technical workshops on the federal campaign finance laws affecting federal candidates, parties and PACs.
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 basic provisions of the law as well as those with more experience.
The registration fee for the FEC’s San Diego Regional Conference is $645 per attendee.The price increases to $695 on January 6, 2022, after 5:00 p.m. (PT). 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.
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.
Complete registration information is available on our conference website
The conference will be held at The Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, located at 901 Camino del Rio South, in San Diego, California.
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 click here.
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.
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.
Prior to the conference, all attendees will receive an email with links to download electronic versions of all the training materials. Attendees will also receive helpful information on campaign finance terminology, Commissioner and staff speaker bios, and a certified letter of attendance that can be used to apply for learning credits.
For any questions concerning the 2022 FEC San Diego Regional Conference, please call the FEC’s Information Division at 1-800-424-9530 (menu option 6). You can also send an email to email@example.com.