Conference Justification Document

With a big hat tip to Warren Elsmore, who has a justification document for Lotusphere, I created this document for justification to attend User Group events.  This one is geared specifically for IamLUG (because that is where I am headed next), but you can change it for whatever event you want to attend.

It’s important to demonstrate the value of user group events.  Training and networking have a monetary value, and if you can demonstrate that, as well as what a bargain LUG events typically are for what you get, your boss is a lot more likely to say YES!

Feel free to use this doc. If you’ve got suggestions to add to it, let me know and I will update it!

The above doc should be a Word document, so you can edit it. Here is a plain text doc, in case the above doesn’t work for you.

  • http://twitter.com/sambridegroom Sam Bridegroom

    In the spirit of advocacy for IamLUG (and not my own self-promotion), people should look at what you posted after IamLUG 2011. It still applies. Link here: http://www.runningnotes.net/index.php/2011/08/03/iamlug-everybody-wins/

  • http://www.runningnotes.net Kathy Brown

    I forgot all about that! Your post was great! And another good way to justify the event. Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/timtripcony Tim Tripcony

    When viewing the article Sam links to, Google decided to suggest that I read “How to Detect Sociopathic Behavior Upon Meeting Someone for the First Time”. Can’t help wondering why they thought this was a related article…
    Read more: How to Detect Sociopathic Behavior Upon Meeting Someone for the First Time | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_7766267_detect-meeting-someone-first-time.html#ixzz2P4HXrAIu