Justification Letter

Please feel free to use this letter template for your own justification purposes:


RE: Attending the 71st NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo – June 17-20, 2020

Dear [Supervisor’s name],

I am writing to request approval to attend the 71st NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo, June 17-20, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.

I have taken the time to review the learning opportunities, exhibiting companies, and product categories and feel that my attendance would have a major benefit to our organization. The NATA convention is the best place to learn new athletic training education, see the latest products and services at the AT Expo, and network and learn from other ATs from across the country.

As the [insert your job title], my specific goals in attending are to [insert goals as related to your job responsibilities]. As an attendee at NATA 2020, I will learn new skills I can implement right away bringing added value to [insert organization name].

Below is an approximate breakdown of expenses:

  • Conference registration: [$xxx]
  • Networking events: [$xxx]
  • Roundtrip airfare: [$xxx]
  • Transportation: [$xxx]
  • Hotel: [$xxx]
  • Meals: [$xxx]

Total cost: [$xxxx]

This year, our organization set out to [insert company’s goals] and attending NATA 2020 will work towards these goals by [insert what you will gain from attending and how these efforts connect to the organization’s goals].

Upon returning from the conference, I look forward to compiling a brief presentation on new contacts made, details on athletic training research and technology, vendor product and service information, and speaker presentation notes to share with the rest of the team, as well as make any conference materials available to my co-workers.

Thank you for considering support of my attendance at NATA 2020.


[Your name]