Hotsos Symposium Sample Justification Memo

Prior AttendeesIn the past, we have had many inquiries for a letter that could be used to request and justify Hotsos Symposium and/or Training Day attendance.

Below is a sample for you to use to assist you with your request:

Sample Justification Memo

Memo: Request for Approval to Attend Hotsos Symposium 2012, March 4-8, Dallas, TX
To: (Manager's Name)
Submitted By: (Your Name)
Date: (Today's Date)
Deadline: December 31, 2011 - Early Registration Discount Ends

Your authorization is requested to attend Hotsos Symposium 2012. My attendance at this conference is worth your investment for the following reasons:

  • The Hotsos Symposium registration is capped at 500 attendees. This allows me to directly meet the speakers and ask them all of the questions I have about Oracle performance optimization.
  • The Symposium has more than 30 speakers who are global experts in Oracle performance optimization. Some of the world-renowned past speakers include Cary Millsap, Tom Kyte, Jonathan Lewis, Mogens Nørgaard, Toon Koppelaars, Wolfgang Breitling, Tanel Põder, Christian Antognini and Doug Burns.
  • These and other experts cover 34 sessions dedicated to helping me optimize our Oracle applications and databases. These sessions will give me more tools and techniques, which I will be able to use in our work on a daily basis.
  • The registration price for the Hotsos Symposium is lower than other conferences. Cost for registration is as follows:
    • $1095, if I register before September 30, 2011
    • $1195, if I register before December 31, 2011
    • $1350, if I register on or before February 10, 2012
    • $1495, if I register after February 10, 2012

  • There is an optional Training Day for an additional $500 on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the end of the Symposium.
  • The size of this Symposium will allow me plenty of opportunities to network with the speakers and my peers at other companies to discuss best practices and help me come up with more ideas for enhancing the performance of our Oracle applications and databases.
  • This Symposium is reasonably priced compared to other conferences in this industry, and it is devoted to helping me perform my job better.
  • The overnight room rate is reasonable at $___ per night. The Symposium provides breakfast and lunch every day as well as dinner on Tuesday evening.
  • Finally, I will serve as a representative for our entire team and commit to maximizing my time and debriefing the team on everything I learned.