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!