Convince Your Boss

You’ve done your research and realize that attending ISC East, taking place November 15-17 at the Javits Center in NYC (SIA Education@ISC: November 15-17 | Exhibit Hall: November 16-17), will help you learn, develop, and advance in your career. Now all you have to do is convince your boss the same!

Focus on how attending ISC East will be beneficial and provide value beyond your day-to day responsibilities, and keep it short, powerful, and organization- or team-focused. Below are some resources to help convince your boss:

5 Tips to Make it Happen:

When crafting your plan, think about the bottom line: Why should the organization budget for your trip to ISC East and what's the return on the investment?

  • Determine the value: Show your boss specifics on how your attendance will impact current projects, inspire knowledge, and eliminate obstacles.
  • Be solutions driven: What issues pop up again and again? List out exhibitors who can provide the solutions your organization’s needs.
  • Inspire your team! Make a list of all the educational sessions you’ll be attending along with their titles, descriptions, speaker highlights, and actionable takeaways.
  • Provide a post-event rundown: Offer to deliver a short presentation or write up on your key takeaways.
  • Plan for your absence: Whether it’s working ahead or tapping a colleague to help, explain how your time away will be covered.

Why Attend?

  • Extensive Exhibitor List: Featuring hundreds of exhibitors & brands and over 130+ product categories, explore the newest products and solutions covering Access Control, Biometrics, Video Surveillance, IoT Enabled Devices, IT & Cyber Security, Public Safety, Drones & Robotics, and more! 
  • SIA Education@ISC: New for 2022, ISC East will open a variety of education sessions one day prior to exhibits! Education is an important part of ISC East and the dynamic SIA Education@ISC East Program brings you all new content on the most current business trends, technologies and latest developments. Learn from experts, keep up-to-date and take your security to the next level.
  • Networking/Special Events: Featuring the annual ASIS NYC Person of the Year Awards Ceremony and the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon, ISC East offers a variety of special events dedicated to connecting and engaging you with thousands of other security & public safety professionals in the industry!
  • Discounted Hotel & Travel Rates: Through the travel experts at Connections Housing, ISC East as negotiated travel discounts and secured a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms to make your trip to New York more affordable!

Sample Letter to Management

Download a sample letter to use as a starting point while conveying the importance of ISC East to your boss.