Justify Your Attendance

Need help justifying time out of the office to attend the free FOSE Conference and Expo? We know securing approval is no cake walk, so we’re here to help.

Download FOSE's Justification Toolkit today!

Whether you're attending all three days or just 1, we've created a one-stop-shop to help you get your professional development requests signed-off and you signed up for FOSE :
Justification Letter
ROI Worksheet


In just 3 days, you’ll leave with all-encompassing, real-world education that is:

  • Worthy of your investment of time providing a high-level of engagement, learning and retention (government employees don't have to spend a penny - it's free!) 
  • Relevant and focused on solving your problems
  • A meeting of minds full of peer-learning and knowledge sharing
  • Focused more on creating a unique experience – a stark contrast compared to other educational experiences that have become stale and commonplace
  • Free of bias
  • A transition from ‘sage on a stage’ to ‘guide on the side'


Does FOSE follow federal ethical guidelines?

FOSE strictly follows federal ethical guidelines in executing this event to ensure compliance with federal requirements and maintains the integrity of our meeting and its participants, including:


What makes this event different from other government technology events?

We want you to get the most out of your FOSE experience, so FOSE continues be held in the Nation's Capitol at The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, just off the Metro on both yellow and green lines in Mount Vernon Square.

  • Event limited to 3 days (attend as many or as little sessions at you would like, on your time -  your schedule)
  • Dedicated exhibit hall time when there are no scheduled sessions
  • 45+ education sessions including in-depth workshops that deep dive into value-driven case studies
  • Free education in the exhibit hall: First @ FOSE, Government Tech Talks, FOSETV, Solutions Sessions and more>> 
  • Tracking attendance through the VerAttend certification program to work towards earning CEU's.

* FOSE is free for government personnel. Industry will be charged a registration fee.


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