"Making Your Case" to Attend

Do you have institutional support to attend a conference?  Ever considered requesting it? Does the whole process give you heartburn? Approaching your decision-maker for funding doesn't have to be an overwhelming hurdle, especially if you're prepared to make a case for the value of the experience—both to you as an employee and to the institution whose work you carry out.

Share the preliminary program flyer with your supervisor to demonstrate all that ARCHIVES * RECORDS 2018 has to offer for you and your institution!

By attending the Joint Annual Meeting, you can:

  • Bring back fresh ideas and new knowledge to benefit all of your colleagues;
  • Discover cutting-edge tools and resources in the Exhibit Hall;
  • Enhance your professional development by attending a pre-conference course;
  • Become a better advocate for the archives, records, and information profession;
  • Network with colleagues, who may share new ideas you can implement at your institution or in your classroom; and
  • Promote your institution’s profile in the archives community!

Register by July 6 to take advantage of our early-bird registration rates! 

For more help making your case, check out these resources:

NAGARA Conference Justification Toolkit

ALA: Making Your Case to Attend


Share your successes, challenges, neat blog posts, and funny experiences with your colleagues. Email 
conference@archivists.org so that we can post your tips and tricks in this space.

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CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA thank the following Conference Sponsors for their support!