What if I do not see instant growth in my techie from ICCM?

You probably will not see instant growth, the same way one often does not see instant change when someone becomes a Christian.  But it certainly does affect them.  You will most likely see the change when a big issue comes up.  That is often when they will need to ask for advice, and when their access to this amazing community really reaps the longer-term benefit.  Sending someone to ICCM is an investment into your techie.  They are getting involved in a community as well as learning something.  Please do not think that the only thing they will get from the conference is from the teaching or workshops; most of the benefit comes from the long-term connections.