Convince your boss

 

Hi _______ ,

I’ve received details about an exciting Intranet Conference in Vancouver, Canada. The two-day conference (May 13–14th) entitled ThoughtSummit has sessions on topics including:

  • Internal communications
  • Knowledge management
  • Collaboration
  • Employee engagement
  • Workplace productivity   

The conference features industry-recognized speakers and will provide me with actionable information I can bring home and immediately apply to our intranet. I will also get to see amazing examples of intranets and to learn tips, best practices, and secrets of success from other intranet experts.

This is a great opportunity for me to grow my skill set, and improve the efficiency and ROI of our intranet. In addition to the sessions, I’ll get to connect with like-minded peers and collaborate on ways to overcome shared challenges on our intranets and across our roles.

Scheduled sessions include:

  • How to Customize Your Intranet to Keep Your Employees Engaged
  • There is a Form for That! Creating and leveraging forms in your intranet
  • What Customer Success can Teach us about Employee Success
  • You Can’t Commsplain Your Way to Success! How communicators can take ownership and overcome the denial about explaining away our challenges  

Here’s what a few of the attendees from the last ThoughtSummit said about their experience:

  • “I feel like I’ve established a community of practice after leaving the event.”
  • “There’s so much more we could be doing with our intranet that we aren’t, and I don’t think I would have had any idea without attending ThoughtSummit.”
  • “I loved all of the client presentations. I found it really interesting to see how other clients are using ThoughtFarmer.”

Attending ThoughtSummit will help me effectively deliver on our 2019 intranet objectives, including:

  • Intranet Initiative 1
  • Intranet Initiative 2

Priced substantially lower than many other conferences, these are the approximate costs for attending ThoughtSummit:

    • Airfare: $ xxx (local currency)
    • Transportation (between airport and hotel): $40 CAD
    • Hotel: (3 nights at $169) $507 CAD
    • Meals: (3 days at $50) $150 CAD
    • Registration Fee (edit if you registered early or receive a discount code): $800 CAD
    • Total: $ x,xxx

(Note, the Canadian dollar is currently at approx. $1.30 USD, so Americans enjoy extra savings!)

I’d like to register for a ticket early before the price goes up. I promise to submit a post-conference report that will include my major takeaways and actionable items for 2019. I can also share relevant information with key personnel throughout the company.

Thank you for considering this request. I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely,

Name