Justification Toolkit

The resources in this toolkit will assist you with demonstrating to your organization’s management that participating in the TMS 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2022) is a prudent investment for your organization, as well as a valuable professional development opportunity for you.

Justification Resources

Justification Letter: These simple templates give you basic information to share with your employer about the benefits of participating in TMS2022. Select the letter below that best describes your participation in the meeting, customize it, and submit it to your employer to request funding.

TMS2022 Registration Postcard: Many employers require a print brochure as part of your attendance process. This PDF postcard fulfills this requirement by outlining TMS2022 highlights.

Cost-Saving Opportunities

Consider these suggestions to help reduce the cost of your trip and to make the most of the funds your company spends on travel:

Update Your TMS Membership: Current TMS members can save up to $240 on their meeting registration compared to non-members, so join TMS or renew your membership before you register for TMS2022. Please allow two business days for your membership to be processed before registering for the conference. If you need assistance, please contact TMS Customer Service at 1-724-776-9000 and press ‘1’ to speak to customer service.

Register Early: Submit your registration form and payment by January 18 to receive the discounted registration rate (a savings of up to $185).

Book Hotel Rooms Early: TMS has reserved blocks of rooms at discounted rates at hotels located near the Anaheim Convention Center. Book early to ensure placement in one of these room blocks.

Make the Most of Your Organization’s Investment

Strengthen your case to attend TMS2022 by providing the following resources to your employer.

Share What You Learn: Offer to prepare and deliver a short presentation for your non-attending colleagues after the meeting to share what you learned. That way, others in your organization will benefit from your attendance, too.

Download the Collected Proceedings: Every attendee who registers for the full meeting receives electronic access to the complete published proceedings. Be sure to download these valuable reference sources shortly before or after the meeting to maximize your registration investment.

Attendees Outside of the United States

Meeting attendees from countries that require a visa to enter the United States are reminded that the process of obtaining a visa can take a minimum of three months. You are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and begin the application process early. The U.S. State Department website includes visa information concerning temporary visitors to the United States that may be helpful to you.

Request a Visa Letter: The first step in acquiring a visa is requesting an official visa invitation letter. Use this resource to acquire your letter for TMS2022. If you do not receive a response from TMS within 48 hours of submitting your request, please check your spam filter or junk e-mail folder for your letter.