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SABEWDC16 is chaired by Mark Hamrick, Washington bureau chief and senior economic analyst for Bankrate.com. The conference is co-chaired by Cory Schouten, Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University and SABEW vice president.

Attire for SABEWDC16 is business casual for working sessions and business attire for receptions and awards dinner.

Refund Policy Reminder - SABEW will refund 100 percent of an attendee’s registration remittance if e-mail notice of cancellation is received at sabew@sabew.org by 5 p.m. EDT Thursday May 5, 2016. A 50 percent refund will be granted if notice is received at sabew@sabew.org by 5 p.m. EDT Thursday May 12, 2016. No refunds will be issued after 5 p.m. EDT May 16, 2016.
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Friday, May 20 • 10:45am - 11:45am
New Tricks for Covering Campaign Finance

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You know to follow the money, but do you know how to dig deep into campaign finance data to find the most important stories of the 2016 campaign season? At this session, you will hear from the experts on how to find these stories and get tips on presenting them as attention-grabbing investigations that are must-reads for your audience.

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Kat Duffy

Labs director, Sunlight Foundation
Kat Duffy is the labs director at the Sunlight Foundation, where she guides the development of technological tools that make government and politics more accountable and transparent.  Prior to joining Sunlight, Kat served as a Senior Programmatic Strategist in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. Department of State, where she oversaw foreign assistance programs aimed at promoting transparency, independent media... Read More →

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Michael Beckel

Politics reporter, The Center for Public Integrity
Michael Beckel joined the Center for Public Integrity as a politics reporter in February 2012, where his focus is on super PACs, politically active nonprofits and the influence of money on elections. He previously worked for three years as the money-in-politics reporter for the Center for Responsive Politics. Beckel's exploits have taken him inside the U.S. Supreme Court multiple times, including the oral arguments of the landmark campaign... Read More →
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Julie Bykowicz

Reporter, The Associated Press
Julie Bykowicz's beat includes money, politics, media and influence in Washington. She has previously reported on campaign finance for Bloomberg and Businessweek and began her career as a police reporter at The Baltimore Sun.
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Derek Willis

News applications developer, ProPublica
Derek Willis is a news applications developer at ProPublica, focusing on politics and elections. He previously worked as a developer and reporter at The New York Times, a database editor at The Washington Post, and at the Center for Public Integrity and Congressional Quarterly. He began his journalism career at The Palm Beach Post. He is a co-founder of OpenElections, a project to collect and publish election results from all 50 states.