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2011 Conference Justification
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2011 Conference LogoThese documents are provided to assist you to communicate the value that attending the 22nd Annual APMP® International Conference & Exhibits can provide when justifying approval from your manager or company.

With pre-conference justification documents and post-conference reporting templates, your manager or supervisor is sure to appreciate the investment made into your training and development as well as to your company's success.

Pre-Conference Justification Documents:
Prior to the conference, you are likely to have to provide a detailed justification to convince your manager to invest professional development funds in your attendance at the conference. The cost of attendance consists of the conference registration fee, travel expenses and time-away-from-work costs. We provide document templates that you can use to achieve this.

ROI (Return on Investment):
How much would it cost for you not to attend the conference? Learn how to justify your professional development costs, and how you could actually save money through your conference attendance.
[US Letter - A4]

Customizable Letter to your Manager:
Customize this letter and provide a detailed explanation of the education you'll receive at our 2011 Annual Conference. [US Letter - A4]

Post-Conference Reporting: 
After the conference, you begin to lay the ground work for attendance at future APMP events and utilizing what you learned at the conference. One technique to use is a conference report that provides information to colleagues who did not attend the conference. [US Letter - A4]

Examples of information that may be included in the report are:
  • General conference information
  • Presentation, panel and workshop summaries
  • General Session summaries
  • Networking summaries
  • Pre-conference workshop summaries
  • Information about products gathered from conversations with vendors
  • Ideas to be used upon returning from the conference
Many attendees work on their conference reports while at the conference or during travel back home. This is when the information is fresh in mind, making it much easier to write. Some attendees return home and put together a presentation for their teammates to summarize key information from the conference.