Justify Your Attendance
You recognize the value of attending Campus Technology 2015, but how do you communicate that to the campus management team responsible for approving your professional development requests? We know that travel and training budgets are tight, and it can be difficult to get approval to attend events and conferences, which is why we're here to help.
We've created a customizable letter just for you! Download your letter, then check out other tips and ideas below.
Additional ideas to help you justify your attendance:
- Training others when you return: Make the conference more valuable by offering to bring back what you've learned. Get extra copies of hand-outs and take notes. Then, set up a training session or send out information when you're back.
- Justify the cost of the conference: Compare it to other educational courses and offerings. Other alternatives will cost more. Additionally, offer to split the costs or pay for a portion if you are able. This will show how enthusiastic you are about attending.
- Don't forget the vendors: While the education is the main focus make sure to point out key vendors that will be attending Campus Technology in Boston. Talking with vendors can be a great way to gain extra knowledge and potentially learn about new products.
- Professional development: One of the best ways to get approval to attend a conference is to connect your responsibilities, goals and challenges to your conference experience. Listed here are some goals common to our attendees, as well as the ways in which Campus Technology 2015 meets these needs, so you can make a strong case for attending.
Listed here are some goals common to our attendees, as well as the ways in which Campus Technology meets these needs, so you can make a strong case for attending.