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Justify Your Attendance

You recognize the value of attending Border Security Expo, but how do you communicate that to the person responsible for approving your professional development requests? We know it can be difficult to get approval to attend events and conferences, which is why we’re here to help.

It is mission critical for staff to keep up-to-date on the latest techniques, tools, and technologies available to do their jobs more effectively and efficiently, and to gain this information in a cost-effective manner. We are committed to providing quality education, and a highly productive experience, leading to actionable steps government attendees can implement once they return to their jobs.

Download the 2020 justification letter (.docx) that you can personalize and send to your supervisor.

Download the Letter


Average Cost to Attend

Local Government/Military Attendees
  • Registration: $98 early-bird; $124 standard
  • Hotel: N/A
  • Average airfare to San Antonio: N/A
  • Continental breakfast & lunch: Included in registration fee
  • Average parking: $10/day

TOTAL AVERAGE COST: $108

Out-of-State Attendees
  • Registration: $98 early-bird; $124 standard
  • Hotel: $115/night (government per diem rate at designated hotel)
  • Average airfare to San Antonio: $388
  • Continental breakfast & lunch: Included in registration fee
  • Dinner (two nights): $66/night

TOTAL AVERAGE COST: $667