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Hi [NAME OF BOSS],
I would like your approval to attend TBD Conference in London, UK from December 6, 2018. This event is focused on 'the next 24-months', a critical time for our business. The event is unique and will provide education, inspiration, and connections that will help me achieve more in my role.
TBD will feature over 25 speakers from the likes of [Google, Uber, Dunhumby, Flipboard] that will teach me actionable new tactics and help me continue to improve my skills in [SKILL 1], [SKILL 2], and [SKILL 3].
At TBD, there will be over 300 other attendees who are focused on the same challenges as me. I’m excited for the opportunity to learn from them too so that I can come back and apply that knowledge to projects like [PROJECT NAME].
Going to TBD will allow me to step back and focus on the big picture of how I can develop my skills and become better in my role, as well as the new strategies we can start applying now to elevate our entire business. Specifically, here’s what I’m planning to accomplish at TBD:
• [GOAL 1]
• [GOAL 2]
• [GOAL 3]
When I get back from TBD, I will share takeaways with the team, including ones that we can implement immediately and an action plan for how we'll make that happen.
I've broken down approximately how much it will cost for me to attend:
The earlier I register, the cheaper it will be. Early bird pricing is only available until September 10th and will save us hundreds of dollars. TBD also offers significant discounts on hotels, but I need to buy my pass before I can access them.
You can also learn more about the event at www.thetbdconference.com.
Thanks for taking the time to review this request, and I look forward to talking to you more about it!