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Justification Toolkit

​​​​​​​​​​​You recognize the value of attending ASIS Seminar, 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. On this page, we have provided several helpful tips for you to demonstrate why ASIS 2017 is an outstanding investment.​

Write a letter to management.

Here is a justification letter or email (.docx) that you can personalize and send to your supervisor. Download the letter.

Attend as many sessions as possible.

Why travel to multiple locations and classrooms when you can get so many sessions at ASIS 2017?​ With more 180 innovative educational programs led by industry leaders and experts, you can bring back ideas to your organization for immediate implementation. Check back soon for a complete list of education sessions.

Network with peers & colleagues.

Connect face-to-face and network with more than 22,000+ security professionals over several days. Collect business cards and follow up with them within a week of returning to the office.

Share what you lear​ned.​​​

​​​Commit to your manager that you will prepare and share a conference report with him/her and the 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 take-aways
  • 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!