Important Reasons you should attend a conference in your field:
Invest in Yourself: Admit that you’re worth it! It’s an investment in yourself, your career, and even your organization. When you purchase that conference ticket and when you walk up to the registration desk, you’re saying that you’re investing in your own growth.
Sharpen the Saw: If you have ever attended a conference you know that you will return with new ideas and approaches that make you more effective and efficient at work.
Meet Experts & Influencers Face to Face: Here is a great chance to get a few minutes to speak one-on-one or ask an expert for feedback. This could never happen during an online session.
Networking Opportunities: There is no substitution for meeting someone in person. Conferences provide great opportunities for attendees to mix and mingle, form new relationships, and strengthen existing ones. And who knows, you may find yourself sitting beside your next mentor or mentee!
New Tools: While these can be found online, attending conference is a great way to get a hands-on demonstration and ask questions that are specific to the daily challenges in your field.
Learning in a New Space/Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone: It’s SO easy to find ourselves in a rut. Sitting in the same chair, in the same office can keep us from fresh thinking and new ideas. Breaking out of the office and sitting in a new space can spark us to new approaches that will grow our organizations. Sometimes we need to take to break out of old ways of thinking to get us out of a rut!
New Tips & Tactics: We can find information about almost anything online but conferences help you cut through the clutter.
Greater Focus: The flip side of learning new things is relearning classic techniques!
The Energy of Like-Minded Individuals: There’s nothing like being in a room of like-minded people. Other people who are willing to take time away from the office to learn something new and “better” themselves.
The Serendipity of the Random Workshop: It's so true that some of the best workshops and presentations are the ones you had no idea about before the conference.
Takeaways: A good conference forces you to grow and challenge yourself. And if you’re the boss, allowing your employees to get out of the office, gain confidence in their ability, and bring fresh ideas back to your colleagues is just an investment in your own company.
Why Your Employer Should Send you to Conference
Getting approval to attend a conference can be a challenge. But you can take the initiative and show your leaders why and how your attendance to PAVRO LiVE 2023 will strengthen your performance, benefit your organization and those you serve.
Here are tips for getting employer support:
Source: 12 Reasons You Should Attend Conferences http://www.takeflyte.com/reasons-to-attend-conferences