2014 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference
Justification Toolkit



Why is attending an AWRA Conference valuable?

Conference AttendeesIn these critical times, achieving effective results demands a paradigm shift that can only be realized with exposure to new thoughts and ideas. The 2014 Annual 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 road ahead.

Below is some helpful information to show the value of attending the 2014 Annual Conference

The Justification Toolkit Includes:


General Tips

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 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..
  • 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.