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In today's economy, you have to justify every dollar you spend, including the money and time to attend the BOAF 2017 Conference & Exposition. You also need to stay competitive in today's market. By investing in attendance at BOAF 2017, you will benefit your organization by advancing and fine-tuning your skills, finding new ways to increase efficiency, and gaining practical knowledge you can put to work the day you return.

  • Use this Justification Letter (click to download template) to present to your supervisor outlining the costs and benefits of attending the conference.

  • Focus specifically on what you will bring back to the organization as a return for the investment of attending. For example:

  • With the chance to earn 14 CEUs while at BOAF 2017, you can advance your knowledge in a concentrated amount of time.

  • You can network with others in your field to gain different perspectives on your job.

  • After conference you will be take valuable knowledge home with you. When you return you can offer to share that knowledge with others in your department.

  • Offer to prepare and deliver a short presentation and Q&A to your colleagues to share what you learned.  That way others in your department will get the benefits of your attendance, too.

  • Share the syllabus and speaker handouts with your colleagues. As an attendee, you have unlimited access to materials posted by speakers.

  • Be ready with a plan that shows who will cover for you while you are attending the conference.

  • Registering and booking your hotel room early will also give you the opportunity to take advantage of lower rates.

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