Need help convincing your boss to send you to GDC 2018? Make your case with these templates, made to showcase the valuable content and knowledge you'll be gaining by attending! Here are two options:

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Subject: Request to Attend Game Developers Conference® (GDC) 2019

Dear (decision maker name here), 

I'm writing to request your approval for me to attend the Game Developers Conference, March 18-22, 2019 in San Francisco. GDC is the world's largest professional game industry event with five days of sessions covering many disciplines, including Programming, Design, Production & Team Management, Visual Arts, Virtual Reality for Games & Entertainment, UX, Audio, Advocacy, Business, Marketing & Management, and more.  

I will have the opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and techniques, share best practices, and be inspired by attending the Conference, visiting the Expo, and networking throughout the week.

With your approval to attend, I will be able to:

Expand my knowledge: GDC features over 750 sessions across targeted tracks and focused summits on a comprehensive selection of game development and VR topics taught by industry experts. [select something from http://www.gdconf.com/conference]

Learn new skills: GDC provides deep dives into key topics in Summits and Tutorials Monday and Tuesday [Select the training you seek from http://www.gdconf.com/summits and http://www.gdconf.com/tutorials, you may also wish to reference why you seek that particular instructor]

Meet game development professionals: GDC attracts 28,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. [Select something from http://www.gdconf.com/networking]

 

APPROXIMATE COST FOR MY ATTENDANCE
Flight$
Transportation (round trip from airport to hotel)$
Hotel (at $XXX per night)$
Meals (X days at $XX per diem)$
All Access/GDC Conference Pass$
Total cost to attend$

 

I will submit a summary of my learning and opportunities when I return, and circulate an action plan of recommendations for consideration and discussion. I will also provide a review of the event to inform your decision on any future attendance by colleagues. 

Thank you for your consideration. Please don't hesitate to call me if you would like to discuss or need additional clarification. I look forward to your reply.

Kind regards,

(requestor name)

 

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