Justifying attendance at conferences is tough in today’s economy. That’s why we are here to help!
Below is a sample letter for justifying why your supervisor should send you to the 2016 WICT Leadership Conference in New York, NY.
There are a few fields to be filled in, so read through this carefully and customize the letter to your needs and objectives.
FROM: <Your Name>
TO: <Your Supervisor’s Name>
RE: Leadership Development
Dear <supervisor’s name>,
I would like to attend the 2016 WICT Leadership Conference, September 19 – 20, in New York, NY. The conference will enable me to attend a number of education sessions that are directly applicable to my work and will give me access to a network of cable industry professionals and leaders. I am seeking approval for the registration fee and travel-related expenses to the conference. A detailed cost breakdown is included here:
Breakdown of Conference Costs:
<insert your travel cost numbers here>
Conference Fees: $1,450 (WICT member); $1,750 (Non-member)
Hotel: <$XXXX>/night x <X> nights = <$XXXX>
The total cost associated with the conference is: <$XXXX>
The WICT Leadership Conference is comprised of general sessions presented by the industry’s leading experts, panel discussions and interactive and innovative breakout sessions. After reviewing the conference schedule, I have identified several sessions which align with our top priorities:
The opportunity for me to develop better contacts and gain knowledge in specific areas of <your area of expertise> makes my attendance at the conference a wise investment. I hope you agree that participation will not only benefit me, but also our team and company. If so, please let me know as I would like to sign up today.
Thank you for your consideration.