Subject: Attendance at the 2017 Washington Big Data Conference

I am requesting approval to attend the Washington Big Data Conference, taking place Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington. The First annual Conference features renowned speakers on important topics such as creating a successful big data culture and environment, breakout sessions that will cover unsuccessful and successful big data implementations, preparation for the onslaught of data coming from the Internet of Things, big data initiatives, and discussions of analytics, big data tools and technologies.  Based on years’ past, the Conference will also offer excellent networking and information exchange with others who have similar challenges. With numerous vendor exhibits, I will also have the opportunity to pick the brains of a variety of potential partners.  I will bring back what I have learned and share it with you and the team. Including travel and the cost of the one-day conference,  I estimate the cost to be____(figure travel and ticket cost and insert here). The earlier I can register, the less costly it will be, and they do offer discounts if 10 or more attend.


Thank you for considering this request. I am confident that my attendance will “pay for itself.”