September 9-11, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN

Justify Your Attendance

Below you will find several helpful tips and documents for you to demonstrate that your attendance at the COMVEC™ Technology Connection is a valuable investment.

Write a Letter to Management

Do you need help getting approval to attend COMVEC? If so, download our customizable Dear Boss letter to submit a memo to your supervisor about the value you and your organization would receive from your attendance.

Be Money Conscious

In today’s challenging economic environment, it’s important to save money where you can. The lower your expected expenses are, the greater the chance your trip to COMVEC will be approved by management.

When registering, take advantage of discounted rates for both Young Professionals and students. Lower expected costs even more by booking your room in the COMVEC hotel block to take advantage of specially-negotiated rates*.

*Hotel discounts expire Aug. 15, 2019

Attend the Young Professionals Mentoring Sessions and as Many Technical and Networking Sessions as Possible

Ample mentoring sessions and networking opportunities are available throughout the three-day event to provide you with direct access to influential engineering management and leadership from top companies.

Young Professionals Meet and Greets*
Sept. 9, 2019: 11:00 AM – Noon
Sept. 11, 2019: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

*The Young Professionals meet and greets are your chance to interact exclusively with other YPs and students. Stop by Sept. 9 for casual conversation, networking, and to receive informational handouts relating to the event (COMVEC tips, what to expect, and general event information). Take advantage of the Sept. 11 meet and greet to exchange contact information and share your experiences from the week.

Speed Mentoring Sessions
Sept. 10, 2019: Noon - 12:30 PM
Sept. 11, 2019: Noon - 12:30 PM

Join 650+ technical experts and business leaders for a forward-thinking look into the latest trends and innovations, interact with key thought leaders and absorb critical insights that will fuel your professional development.

Create a Post-Event Trip Report

Validate COMVEC’s impactful role in your professional development. Once your manager sees the number of new business contacts you made, what you have learned and how that knowledge can be applied across your company, they will be more inclined to send you to COMVEC again, or even join you next year. Download a sample trip report.

Share Your Knowledge With Your Coworkers

Bring your COMVEC materials back to the office to share with your coworkers. Also, offer to present your learnings at a future staff meeting.