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Seminar on Federal Campaign Finance Laws
For Nonconnected Committees


U.S. capitol dome


FEC Headquarters

Washington, DC

November 16, 2011


Logistics/Hotel Registration/
Attendee Info
Agenda Contact Information

Seminar Information:

Who should attend this seminar?

  • Treasurers of Leadership PACs, Partnership PACs and other Nonconnected Political Action Committees (i.e., committees that are NOT sponsored by corporations, unions, trade associations or nonprofit membership organizations)
  • Staff of the above organizations who have responsibilities for compliance with campaign finance laws
  • Attorneys, accountants and consultants who have clients that are nonconnected PACs or unregistered 527 organizations
  • Anyone who wants to gain in-depth knowledge of federal campaign finance laws

What is the schedule/program?

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

May party, candidate or separate segregated fund representatives attend this seminar?

You may attend, but the content of this seminar is not tailored to your type of organization. The Commission will host a regional conference in Miami, a DC seminar and roundtable workshops early next year that are better suited to your type of committee. To view the full list of events, please see our website at For additional information on seminars and conferences, please email the FEC at or call the FEC's Information Division at 1.800.424.9530 (Press 6).

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.

Are there workshops for beginners?

Yes. The workshop entitled Basics for Beginners provides an overview of campaign finance law that is particularly beneficial to newcomers. Beginners also benefit from the chance to network with more experienced campaign finance law professionals and share ideas with each other.

How about someone who is a seasoned veteran of campaign finance law - Does this seminar fit their needs?

Yes. Advanced workshops are offered on topics such as recent developments in campaign finance law. All of the workshops are updated regularly to ensure that attendees receive the very latest information. Moreover, FEC seminars offer an opportunity for both beginners and advanced attendees to network with one another, to share ideas and to learn from each other.


Registration Information

What is the registration fee?

The registration fee is $100 per attendee, which includes a $25 nonrefundable transaction fee. A refund (minus the transaction fee) will be made for all cancellations received before 5 p.m. EST on November 11; no refund will be made for cancellations received after that date and time. Note: Credit card payments will appear on your statement as paid to Sylvester Management.

How do I register for the seminar?

If you use an online form to register for a 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.

Please call Sylvester Management prior to registering to ensure there is space available in this seminar at 1-800/246-7277. If you will be unable to attend, please notify Sylvester Management as soon as possible by calling 1-800/246-7277 or sending an email to Rosalyn at, so the next person on the waiting list will be able to attend.



Where is the seminar being held?

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.

What hotel arrangements do I need to make?

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

Note that the FEC is providing this list of nearby hotels for the attendees' convenience; but, as a government agency, may not endorse any of them. We recommend that you do not finalize your hotel/travel reservations until you receive confirmation of your registration from Sylvester Management.

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 November?

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:

Seminar Program: 1-800/424-9530 (press 6) or email

Seminar Registration/Fees: 1-800/246-7277 or email