I just found out that ISM will give credit for 16 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for daily attendance at Ariba LIVE this year. Perhaps that's something that'll help you make the case for attending, since keeping your CPSM recertification requires 60 CEHs every 3 years and CPM recertification requires 84 CEHs every 5 years.


ISM instructions for how to claim CE credit is here.