Justification Toolkit

Justification Toolkit 01

General Tips

Here are some things you should consider to justify the travel and registration expenses for the AACE International Conference & Expo :
  • Focus on what you will specifically bring back to your company/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 company/organization will receive some benefit of your attendance, too.
  • Share the technical paper of your favorite presentation with your colleagues. As an attendee, you have unlimited access to the technical presentations for all of the AACE International Conference & Expo presentations.
  • Make sure your membership is current to receive the member discount. Stay in the host hotel and receive an additional $100 off your AACE International Conference & Expo registration. Attendees of continuing education seminars that are staying in the host hotel can also receive an additional $100 off registrations.
  • If you are working to maintain an AACE certification designation, remind your supervisor that this is a great way for you to earn 1.3 CEUs.  Volunteer to be a room host and you can earn additional CEUs (0.1/technical session) for each presentation.*
  • When the technical recordings are published (typically September), for every one of those you watch, you can earn an addition 0.1 CEU. The recordings for the Conference & Expo are included in your registration fees.
  • Be ready with a plan that shows who will cover work for you while you are attending the AACE International Conference & Expo.
  • Offer to share a room to reduce hotel expenses by finding a roommate.
* If you only attend 1 day, the CEUs vary: 0.3 - Sunday; 0.5 - Monday; and 0.5 - Tuesday

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