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Justification Note

Justification Note

Below is a template you can use to justify your attendance at SEMICON West 2018. Just complete the Justification Note and send it off to your manager or supervisor to convey how attending the conference will benefit you and your organization.

Sample Template

To: <Insert Manager or Supervisor Name>
Subject: Why I Should Attend SEMICON West 2018

I’d like to get your approval to attend SEMICON West at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, July 10-12, 2018. SEMICON West connects the entire extended microelectronics supply chain — from materials, equipment, design, manufacturing, system integration, and demand channels to new verticals and adjacencies such as Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE), MEMS and Sensors, and more. It’s where the industry gets a glimpse at what’s next and finds its innovation engines.

With several hundred exhibitors, more than 100 of hours of diverse programming, and dozens of networking opportunities, the conference provides the insights, access, and technical and business intelligence needed to get ahead in today’s disruptive, fast-changing business environment. As always, this year’s conference — BEYOND SMART — will feature cutting-edge educational and training sessions covering today’s most advanced applications and technologies presented by leading industry speakers, and much more:

  • Smart Transportation, Smart Manufacturing, Smart MedTech, IoT, Big Data, AI/AR/Cognitive Learning Technologies
  • Advanced Packaging, Materials, MEMS & Sensors, Flexible Hybrid Electronics
  • Deep-dive “Meet the Experts” Informal Seminars
  • Hands-on Demos & High-level Networking 

Costs & Expenses
Registration costs vary depending on timing (early registration = better value), SEMI membership, and the conference package selected  (details are here):

  • All-in Pass provides access to everything the conference has to offer — all sessions, training, and special events, including Keynotes and Executive Panels, SEMI/Bulls & Bears Industry Outlook, and more.
  • Thought Leadership Pass includes advanced manufacturing, materials, and packaging sessions, TechXPOT theaters, Welcome Reception, and the SMART Manufacturing, SMART Transportation, and SMART Workforce Pavilions.
  • Expo Only Pass provides full access to hundreds of leading-edge exhibitors on the Expo floor and Meet the Expert theaters.
  • Upgraded Registration lets you purchase select workshops, training, and networking events separately, à la carte.

In addition to conference fees, I estimate other expenses as follows:
Travel:   $ (Enter expense)    
Hotel*:   $     
Meals:   $     
Misc.:    $     
Total:     $     
* SEMICON West has arranged for discounted hotel rates at select area hotels.

I believe attending SEMICON West 2018 would be of great benefit to me and to our organization, and enable us to stay on top of the latest industry trends and developments. Please let me know if you have any questions, and thanks in advance for your support.

<Your Name>

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