Justify Your Trip
Each year, Discovery Summit attendees leave the conference equipped to explore their own data on a whole new level, ready to implement strategy quickly, and inspired to spread analytic excellence across their organizations.
What people are saying...
“While listening to one speaker, I learned of a different methodology to analyze a particular messy study at work. That one moment of enlightenment added significant value to my employer.” – 2011 attendee
“I get more out of Discovery than ANY professional conference I have attended in my 16-year career.” – 2012 attendee
Let us help you make your case
We’ve put together a letter template that you can use to justify your trip. Every decision maker will require different information before giving the OK, so be sure to alter this template to fit your needs. The red text notes places where you will need to fill in details.
Download the Discovery Summit 2013 Conference Proposal
We hope this helps demonstrate the value of attending the summit and that you will receive approval to attend in no time!
Asking for permission in person?
Here are some talking points.
What is Discovery Summit?
- An interactive forum for analytic beginners and pros who work at organizations that utilize JMP.
- Keynote talks from authorities in statistics, technology and innovation.
- Opportunities to expand my network of JMP users and analytics experts.
- Time with JMP developers to investigate ideas, suggest new software features and tackle issues.
- Inspiration and ideas that will help us spread the power of analytic excellence across our organization.
How much does it cost?
Academicians, government employees and members of JMP or SAS users groups get half off the registration fee, bringing the cost down to $300.
Any individual who registers with a colleague paying full price will pay only $300. That’s a deal an entire team can take advantage of!
All meals, beginning with dinner on Monday, Sept. 9 and ending with lunch on Thursday, Sept. 12, are included.
How is Discovery Summit different from training?
Discovery Summit and training courses complement each other. Pre- and post-conference training is available at a 20 percent discount if I register for Discovery Summit. That’s a nice deal on courses designed to give me hands-on JMP practice with the guidance of seasoned trainers. The great thing about attending the conference is that I will get to learn firsthand from experienced JMP users who have had great success using the software to overcome business challenges. Breakout sessions, led by these users, include demonstrations of best practices, and many of them are based on real-life case studies — we’re talking about using real data to solve real problems.
You’ve just started using JMP; won’t this be above your level?
Past participants who were new to JMP say that the conference was exciting and exposed them to new ideas. I can select the breakout sessions geared to my experience level and interests.
You’ve been using JMP for years; shouldn’t you know all the answers by now?
I’m always looking for techniques that enable me to implement strategy more efficiently. Discovery Summit offers best practices for advanced users who want to make the most of JMP. And it would be great to build my network of analysts for bouncing ideas back and forth.
Registration will open April 15.
To take advantage of special conference pricing, please book your stay at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio through our registration system. You will be able to make hotel arrangements at the end of the conference registration process.
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205