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 Convince Your Boss 

You know why you have to be at the 95th AACC Annual Convention. However, there is one more person who needs convincing: Your boss.

To help you get buy-in from your manager, we’ve put together a letter you can customize to explain why your business or organization will benefit from your attendance.

Dear <supervisor's name>,

I have been invited to attend the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges, April 18–21, in San Antonio, TX. Throughout the conference, I can attend sessions that are directly applicable to my work at <COMPANY>. The presentations are facilitated by both industry experts and community college administrators who have faced similar challenges. I am seeking sponsorship for the registration fee, travel expenses to the conference, and living expenses during the conference. A detailed cost breakdown is included below.

The conference is composed of three keynote presentations, more than 100 breakout sessions, and a wide range of networking opportunities with community college colleagues and industry experts from around the United States and the world, all focused on student and institutional success.

The full price registration fee for AACC members is $850 and $950 for nonmembers, but can be reduced $50 by registering before the early bird deadline of January 23.

Here is the breakdown of conference costs:
Registration Fee: <$xxxx>
Roundtrip Travel to San Antonio: <$xxxx>
Transportation: <$xxxx>
Hotel: <$xxxx>
Meals: <$xxxx>

The total costs associated with attending this conference are: <$xxxx>.

The opportunity for me to develop better contacts and gain knowledge in specific areas of <your area of expertise> makes my attendance at the AACC Annual Meeting is a wise investment, which will yield rich dividends for <name of your organization>.

 Expenses to Consider

Registration Fee
Preconvention Workshops
Travel
Hotel
Transportation
Mileage Reimbursement
Parking
Food Per Diem

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