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Convince Your Boss

 Convince Your Boss 

You know why you have to be at the 94th 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 94th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges, April 5-8, in Washington, D.C. 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 3 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 conference fee for AACC members is $800 and $900 for nonmembers, but can be reduced $50 by registering before the early bird deadline of January 13.

Here is the breakdown of conference costs:
Conference Fee: <$xxxx>
Roundtrip Travel to Washington, DC: <$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
Transportation to Hotel
Transportation from Hotel to Airport/Train station
Mileage Reimbursement - if driving
Food Per Diem

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