Use the below letter as a template to jusitfy your attendance at NCAD 2017 to your boss.  We hope this helps!
Subject:  Request to Attend the National Conference on Addiction Disorders 2017
 
Dear [Decision Maker Name],
 
The National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) takes place from August 16-20, 2017 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.  NCAD is the premier, respected, and trusted national conference that provides a diverse educational curriculum on the prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery management of addictions that affect various genders, generations, and cultures.
 
I would like to request approval to attend this conference, as I believe it will not only keep me up to date on the latest research, case studies, and methodologies in treatment, but also give me practical, “put-into-action” takeaways that I can then share with my colleagues.
 
If I attend I will have the opportunity to:
  • Earn 22.5 CEUs
  • Learn from a diverse curriculum that includes 12 hot-topic areas.
  • Re-energize myself professionally through networking.
  • Join more than 150 of the field’s top treatment centers
  • Experience NCAD’s important Gender Matters track.
  • Stay ahead of emerging topics that reflect today’s headlines.
  • And so much more.
PLUS, the conference hotel is one of the more affordable conference hotels and ALL breakfasts and lunches are included in the conference price.
 
The approximate investment for my attendance is as follows:  
Travel costs
$300
Accommodation (5 nights at $169/night*)
$845*
Dinners (5 days at $25)
$125
Supersaver (before 3/22/17) Delegate Pass for 5 days
$450  
Total cost to attend:
$1,720
*NCAD has this specially negotiated hotel rates for attendees.  This registration rate is discounted providing I register before July 5th.
 
When I return from NCAD, I will compile a short presentation covering speakers’ presentation notes, useful vendor product information, new contacts made, and a proposal for implementing new ideas that will benefit our team. I will also make any conference materials available to my colleagues.
 
To benefit from the current supersaver discount, I need to register before March 22nd, so I appreciate a quick response, and I thank you for your consideration.
 
 
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