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Seminar on Federal Campaign Finance Laws
For Nonconnected Political Action Committees

This seminar is now sold out. Please e-mail to be placed on waiting list.

FEC Headquarters

Washington, DC

May 14, 2008


Logistics/Hotel Registration/
Attendee Info
Agenda Contact Information

Seminar Information:

Who should attend this seminar?

  • Treasurers and staff of leadership PACs
  • Treasurers and staff of political action committees sponsored by partnerships or LLCs that are taxed as partnerships
  • Treasurers of political action committees that are NOT sponsored by corporations, unions, trade associations or nonprofit membership organizations, including unregistered "527" organizations
  • Attorneys, accountants and consultants who have clients that are any of the above types of nonconnected PACs or unregistered 527 organizations
  • Anyone who wants to learn about the new campaign finance law provisions of the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007, as they apply to leadership PACs or other nonconnected committees

What is the schedule/program?

Click here to view the agenda and schedule for the conference.

Are CLE credits (or continuing education credits) available?

The FEC has not applied in any state to be an official CLE (or CE) sponsor. Attendees in the past, however, have applied on their own for, and received, continuing education credits for their attendance at FEC conferences and seminars. Contact your state MCLE organization (or state board of accountancy, for accountants) for more information. Please contact us if you have further questions or need additional materials for your application.


Registration Information

What is the registration fee?

The registration fee is $150 per attendee. This amount covers the cost of the seminar and materials. Payment is required prior to the seminar. A full refund will be made for all cancellations received before 5 p.m. EDT on May 9; no refund will be made for cancellations received after that date and time.

After we receive your registration and payment, we will send you an e-mail to confirm your registration. If you will be unable to attend, please notify us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to so that the next person on the waiting list will be able to attend.

How do I register for the conference?

The seminar is sold out. Please e-mail with your contact information to be placed on a waiting list.

If you use an online form to register for a conference or seminar, information you provide may be retained so that information about changes, upgrades, etc. may be provided where appropriate. Please see our Privacy policy for more information.

Will you make an attendee list available?

We will include the attendee list with the notebooks provided to attendees at registration. Due to Privacy Act concerns, however, only those attendees who have signed and submitted a form granting their consent to share their contact information will be included on that list. The form was sent to attendees in April after they registered. If you would like to ensure you share your contact information with other attendees, please submit this form by May 2.

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



What hotel arrangements do I need to make?

The seminar will be held at the FEC's headquarters at 999 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20463. The FEC is located downtown in the Penn Quarter neighborhood and is walking distance from several Metro subway stations.

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations at a hotel of your choosing. Hotels that are within walking distance to the FEC are listed below in order of proximity:

Note that the FEC is providing this list of nearby hotels for the attendees' convenience; however, as a government agency, may not endorse any of them. For better rates and availability, you may wish to consider using a suburban hotel and taking public transportation into the city (see below). We recommend that you do not finalize your hotel/travel reservations until you receive confirmation of your registration from the FEC.

How do I get to the FEC's Headquarters?

  • By Public Transportation: The FEC recommends that attendees use public transportation to reach our headquarters. The FEC is located at 10th and E Street, NW (in the same building as the Hard Rock Cafe). We are in between the Metro Center (Red/Orange/Blue lines) and Gallery Place (Green/Yellow/Red lines) subway stations.
  • By Car: There are several pay parking lots located near the FEC. Plan to arrive early as many of these lots fill before 8 a.m.

What is the weather like in Washington DC, in May?

Click here for the National Weather Service forecast for Washington, DC.

What should I wear?

While there is no formal dress code for our conferences and seminars, attendees typically wear business casual attire. Due to the unpredictability of the meeting room temperatures, you may want to bring a sweater or jacket.


Additional Questions:

Call 1-800/424-9530 (press 6) (local: 202/694-1100) or e-mail