You recognize the value of attending ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, but how do you communicate that to the person responsible for approving your professional development requests? We know it can be difficult to get approval to attend events and conferences, which is why we're here to help.
Download the ASIS 2017 justification letter (.docx) that you can personalize and send to your supervisor.
Other Tips to Justify Your Attendance
1. Attend as many sessions as possible
Why travel to multiple locations and classrooms when you can attend so many sessions in one place? With
more than 180 innovative educational programs led by industry leaders and experts, you can bring back ideas to your organization for immediate implementation.
2. Network with peers & colleagues
Connect face-to-face and network with more than 22,000+ security professionals from around the world. Collect business cards and follow up with them within a week of returning to the office.
3. Share what you learned.
Commit to your manager that you will prepare and share a conference report with your team once you return. This report should train your colleagues on best practices, tips, trends, and processes you learned at the conference. Examples of information you might include in the report are:
- Executive summary of key themes, concerns, ideas, and best practices
- Keynote session highlights
- Specific session takeaways
- New industry connections
- Information about products and services you discovered on the expo floor
Once your manager sees all the new business contacts you made, how much you learned, and how it can be applied in your company, they will be more likely to send you again the following year. They may even join you at ASIS 2018!
Tips to Save on Travel Costs
We all know it's important to save money where you can. Plus, the lower your expected expenses are, the higher the chance your trip to ASIS 2017 will be approved by management. Here are a few tips for saving on travel and registration fees.