Commit to your manager up front that you will prepare and share a post‐conference report with him/her and the team. A post‐conference report of one to three pages conveys key information about the conference to people who did not attend, and ensures that you will transmit its value effectively to your organization.
When you propose attending Mari-Tech 2020, focus on specifically what you will bring back to the organization to demonstrate return on the investment. Use this “benefits guide” to help state your case:
Attending the Mari-Tech 2021 Conference and Exhibition will be the most cost‐effective professional and organizational development choice you make in 2021. It is the most relevant and densely‐packed educational and networking opportunity available to marine professionals like you.