Convince your boss – TCUK 2016

How to justify attending Technical Communication UK 2016 conference

Here are some suggestions for justifying why your manager or supervisor should send you to the TCUK 2016 conference. Below is a sample letter or email you might send.

[date]

Dear [your supervisor’s name]:

To help provide [your organisation] and my colleagues with the most current professional knowledge and skills in technical communications, I would like to attend the Technical Communication UK 2016 conference on 13th – 15th September at Wyboston Lakes Hotel, midway between Cambridge and Milton Keynes.

This event delivers over 30 sessions and workshops over the three days with speakers from companies like ours who describe how they implemented solutions to work smarter. There are a number of sessions this year focusing on the role of social media in improving the ways in which companies can share technical information with their customers. There is also a vendor exhibition showcasing the latest technologies that can support technical communication.

Sessions

To have an idea of how our company might benefit, the sessions that I find of particular relevance include: [customize the list from www.technicalcommunicationuk.com]
[topic relevant to your work]
[topic relevant to your work]
[topic relevant to your work]

Costs

The all-inclusive residential rate of [select appropriate rate] covers the conference from Tuesday morning to Thursday afternoon. It includes all receptions, the keynote address, 3 streams of open sessions, workshops, special events, dinner and Gala dinner, and networking opportunities. The value is very competitive when compared with similar conferences offered by other organizations, and as the conference is in the UK there are no overseas travelling costs.

A customised conference package can also be built from individual options such as a one-day admission to the conference for [select rate], and specially negotiated room rates of only [select rate] per night.

Summary of Benefits

Attending the Technical Communication UK 2016 conference will enhance my technical communication skills, keep me updated on the latest industry best practices, and help me to deliver the best information to our customers. I will be able to pass on much of what I learn to my colleagues, and my copies of the speaker presentations will be available to our team for reference.

I am very interested in discussing how the company could support my attendance at Technical Communication UK 2016. I will do whatever I can to make attending the conference a part of my employer-supported training this year. Thank you for considering my request.

Regards,
[your name]