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  • 84+ educational options, packed into a compact 3-day schedule.
  • The ONE Expo with 464 booths offers one-stop, convenient shopping when checking out new supplier partners and looking for new property solutions.
  • San Antonio is easy to get to and to get around—just a short flight or manageable drive from most parts of Texas.
  • One-day registration options and group discounts make the conference even more affordable.

To effectively justify the conference, you need to clearly articulate the connection between your organization’s needs and the conference program. Below are some conference benefits to include in your proposal:

Continuing Education Credit | Discuss Industry Trends | Learn Best Practices | Discover New Technologies | Networking Opportunities | Meet New Vendors | New Process Exploration | Teambuilding

Have an Answer Ready When You Hear…

It’s too expensive. >> I understand we have to watch our expenses, but it costs us $ every time we lose a resident. I know I can get some great ideas for keeping our residents satisfied, and that will save us money in our operating costs.

We need you here. >> Of course there’s always plenty to do on our property, but I’ll be able to pack in some great education and visit with lots of potential suppliers, all in (one or two) day(s). While I’m out, X can cover our calls and I’ll be available (by phone, text, email).

We only send supervisors/managers/etc. >> Of course I know you can’t send everyone in the company—but my perspective as a (title) will be different than a (title’s). I’d be happy to (write a debrief, share what I learned in a future staff training session, etc.) to pass on the tips and good information I learn.

Understanding Your Conference Expenses

Conference expenses should be budgeted far in advance during budget planning. For easy approval, calculate all estimated expenses for attending to include when making your case. Below are some expenses to include in your estimate:

  • Conference Registration
  • Hotel
  • Transportation – airfare or mileage reimbursement
  • Cab, Shared Ride Fares and/or Parking
  • Meals
  • Gratuity/Tips


Customize this template to make your case and justify the benefits of attending the TAA ONE Conference & Expo, what you will bring back to the company, and conference expenses to prove you’ve done your homework. Insert the education session name and descriptions that most apply to your responsibilities. Adjust the numbers in brackets below to reflect the registration cost of choice and additional conference expenses.