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Tips to Convince Your Boss

Ready to attend STARWEST, but wondering how to convince your boss? We have some tips to help you get the approval to attend and return with tangible action items your boss will appreciate. Or you may be like this group from Cook Medical and get instant approval (thanks, Rhonda)!

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Build a Case for Your Attendance


Get Informed

Familiarize yourself with the conference schedule and speakers (once available of course!) before you discuss the conference with your boss. Determine which learning sessions best align or contribute to you and or your organization’s short-term and long-term goals and objectives. STARWEST provides over 50 learning opportunities, each covering a wide range of testing topics, so you can choose which content is right for you and your organization to build a customized week of learning.

Start Early

Start the approval process early to take advantage of the biggest ways to save discounts. Putting your request in early will also ensure enough time for the approval process and coordinating schedules for any additional team members attending the conference or for those covering your projects in your absence.

During the Conference

Make the Most of Your Experience


Take Notes

Be sure to jot down at least three key takeaways at each session and identify actionable items with an asterisk for easy reference later.

Share the Knowledge

Post insightful observations and takeaways about the sessions you attend on your favorite social media channels while you are attending the event. You'll gain new followers, grow your network, and your colleagues will see what you're learning in real-time. The official Twitter conference hashtag is #STARWEST.

Work It

Take advantage of the conference networking and solutions opportunities to exchange thoughts with like-minded industry peers and mentors. Reach out to fellow attendees through the TechWell Hub and event chat feature to continue conversations after the conference.

After the Conference

Create a Report and Share What You Learned


Review the Goods

Download the conference presentation PDFs or review your notes so that you can easily recap the learning sessions you attended.

Prepare Your Report

After reviewing your takeaways, actionable items, and social media posts, use our conference summary report template to help detail and showcase all that you've learned.