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Gain Approval to Attend the Annual Conference

Posted By ACCED-I, Thursday, February 9, 2017

As a collegiate conference and events professional, you know you can find the newest trends, innovations and best practices when you attend the ACCED-I 37th Annual Conference & Expo, March 26 – 29, 2017 in Orlando, FL. You also know that to be competitive, you must constantly fine tune your skills, find new ways to cut costs, streamline processes and drive innovation. You must know how to be effective and incorporate these processes into your daily operations.

We know that you need to justify everything you do in today’s economy – including spending time and money to attend the ACCED-I Annual Conference & Expo. Follow these step-by-step instructions to gain approval from your superiors to attend:

Step 1: Review the ACCED-I 37th Annual Conference & Expo webpage and determine which sessions you plan to attend. Choose those that will most benefit you, your institution, your operation and your staff. With a variety of educational sessions, you and your organization will reap the benefits of best management practices, success stories, tools and practical solutions. You will also have the opportunity to turn your biggest challenges into your greatest accomplishments when you learn from the experts, leaders in the field and fellow practitioners.

Step 2: Review the How to Save information to take advantage of all applicable discounts.

Step 3: Complete the Request Letter and Cost/Benefit Worksheet and submit both to your superior. These will easily allow you to demonstrate why you should attend the ACCED-I Annual Conference & Expo – the value shown will be more than enough to validate your organization’s investment.

Step 4:
After the Annual Conference – Give Feedback

Follow up with your supervisor after you return from the Annual Conference. They will want to know firsthand your impression of the conference, whether you gained something from it, and how you will be able to apply lessons learned. This is where you will refer to your original proposal and goals to achieve while at the ACCED-I 37th Annual Conference. Let your supervisor or institution know what you have learned and how you will implement this knowledge. Most importantly, let your institution know that your participation in the ACCED-I Annual Conference was a worthwhile investment.

So, plan your strategy, prepare your proposal, and secure your approval to go. Bring the benefits of knowledge home to your institution. We look forward to seeing you at the 37th Annual Conference & Expo in Orlando!

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