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- January 23-26: Fancy a winter migration to to St Pete Beach Florida for Public Affairs Council's National Grassroots Conference? This years conference will feature Ken Deutsch the Executive Vice President of Issue Dynamics on new technologies, Chris Amatos the Public Affairs Manager for American Electric Power(AEP) on PAC's, Mary Beth Bloomberg the Senior Vice President The Direct Impact Company on mobilising opinion leaders and Sandra MacDonald the 'Grassroots Manager' for Weyerhaeuser Company on building a corporate 'grassroots' group.
- February 8-11: If you want to go to the Public Affairs Councilâ€™s National PAC Conference it will cost non-members a cool $US825 for registration. For your money you will get to hear about the "nuts and bolts" of managing a political action committee (PAC) from Sheree Anne Kelly, the Associate Director of the Public Affairs Council. Ken Gross from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP will outline all you need to know on how to "operate your corporate PAC" while Michelle Cook, the PAC Director for Weyerhaeuser, will explain how "you can ensure a supportive executive group and maximize their participation in the PAC".
- Media reports have suggested that Tony Blair may hold the British General Election 2005 as early as this month. Blair's aides have denied the rumour. 
- This month is considered the most likely for the British General Election 2005, according to officials from the UK Labour Party.  In November 2004 Michael White, the political editor of The Guardian, identified a likely date, speaking of "Mr Blair's 5.5.5 timetable: the expected election pencilled in for May 5 2005."