Why is attending an AWRA Conference valuable?
these critical times, achieving effective results demands
a paradigm shift that can only be realized with exposure
to new thoughts and ideas. The 2017 Spring Conference will
help you discover and implement ideas that deliver results.
It will train your mind to search for innovative solutions.
It will provide opportunities to make valuable connections
with other association professionals and suppliers who have
solutions you need. And, it will prepare you for the long
Below is some helpful information to show the value of
attending the 2017 Spring Conference
The Justification Toolkit Includes:
Many travel budgets and training budgets have been slashed,
and some associations are experiencing severe financial
problems. Which means that regardless of the merits of a
conference, you'll probably need to justify the expense.
So here are some things you might want to consider:
- Focus on what you will specifically bring back to the
organization as return for the investment.
- Offer to prepare and deliver a short presentation and
Q&A to your colleagues to share what you learned.
That way others in your unit will get the benefits of
your attendance, too.
- Share the final program and abstract links with your
colleagues. As an attendee, you have unlimited access
to materials posted by speakers.
- If you are working to obtain or maintain your professional
designation (PE, PH, PG, etc.), remind your supervisor
that this is a great way to earn up to1.5 CEU's at a nominal
- Be ready with a plan that shows who will cover for you
while you are attending the conference.
- Be sure to check out the registration page where all
the various rates are listed to see if you qualify for
any of the lower rates or discounts.