Cost Justification Toolkit
Looking for a cost efficient way to get to the Symposium in Boston?
The Society has put together a “cost justification toolkit” to help you request funding for the Symposium – because this year is another can’t miss educational event.
Sample letter to your employer
Can't get time out of the office?
Often the cost/fees associated with travel to the Symposium aren't the only challenges. Getting approval for time out of the office can be difficult as well. Three days out of the office is a LOT for many benefits professionals. Here are some suggestions:
- Maximize your time at the Symposium. Take advantage of the Sunday afternoon workshops from 2:30-4:30 p.m. These informal workshop sessions are designed to facilitate open dialog and share expertise and experiences.
- Check out the sponsor area. The Symposium features a wide variety of event sponsors. These unmanned booths are a great way to research potential new vendors - or meet up with current vendors. Many sponsors have representatives at the Symposium and would be willing to meet with you if you request a meeting.
- The learning doesn't stop at 5 p.m. Networking at the Symposium happens 24/7. Luncheon roundtables, sign and dine options and more - they all offer the opportunity to network with your peers. Sometimes these opportunities are a great way to learn a new best practice or meet up with someone who can help your company grow/expand.
- There's plenty of opportunity to reconnect with the home office. Wireless connectivity is available at the hotel. Recharging stations will be available for wireless devices so you can keep in touch with the office during breaks or after sessions end.