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Justify Your Attendance

2016 ISSA International Conference - Justify Your Attendance

Survival Strategies in a Cyber World
November 2-3, 2016
Hyatt Regency Dallas
Dallas, TX, USA

Join us for solution oriented, proactive and innovative sessions focused on security as a vital part of business.

Eager to attend the 2016 ISSA International Conference, but not sure how to ask your supervisor? We've provided you with the tools you need to make sure you can communicate the value of our Conference to all of your colleagues.

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact Monique dela Cruz at

Letter to Your Manager

We've created three letter templates to help you explain and justify your conference attendance to your boss.

Tips to Help You Make Your Case

  • Use the 2016 ISSA International Conference as a Professional Development Opportunity
    When discussing the 2016 ISSA International Conference with your manager, tie your career advancement goals and future development to specific sessions and workshops or the knowledge you need. Let him/her know that you can get up to 16 CPEs by attending!

  • Offer to Train Others in What You Learned
    You can pitch your trip to Dallas as a way to bring knowledge and information back to the rest of your company. You can train your colleagues on best practices, tips, trends and processes you learned at the conference.

  • Create a Trip Report
    You can use your trip report to teach others about the sessions you attended. Providing a quick two- to three-page summary will trigger colleagues to ask you questions to learn more. You can also offer to meet with your manager when you return for a recap of the 2016 ISSA International Conference.

Volunteer to Get Free or Reduced Rates

Volunteers are needed each year to help make the International Conference a success. Volunteering is a great way to network while getting a behind-the-scenes look at the conference. 

Volunteer Rates: 
Registration or Info Desk shifts:  Registration is complimentary
All other shifts: Registration is $200 USD
Click here to sign up as a conference volunteer


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