To: Your manager
Re: Balisage: The Markup Conference
I would like authorization and funding to attend “Balisage 2017: The Markup Conference” and the pre-conference symposium. They will be held in Rockville, MD, just outside Washington, DC. The symposium on July 31, the Conference on August 1 - 4, 2017.
In today's recovering economy, industries/companies/government agencies are increasingly turning to and relying on markup-based applications to become more efficient and effective.
Balisage: The Markup Conference is the conference where (insert company name) can talk to the leading theorists and practitioners of markup about the technologies used in our (insert project name or short description). The opportunity to exchange and share cutting edge theory and practical methods and applications will reap long term benefits to this organization.
Individuals with the following expertise will be attending Balisage, providing numerous learning and networking opportunities:
XML Schema (what drives documents): W3C specification editors, developers of many public schemas, and well-known proponents and opponents.
UBL (business data): Standards editors and practitioners.
XSLT (from one format to another): W3C editors, leading practitioners, and market-leading implementers.
XQuery (searching XML documents): Standards committee members and cutting-edge tool vendors.
I have reviewed the conference agenda and think the following presentations are of particular interest:
item (list one or two your manager will recognize as relevant)
The registration fee for both events is $1,850. Taking into account travel and hotel, I estimate the cost to be $xxxx.xx.
I believe attending this conference will have immediate benefits for (project name) and enable me to advance the interests of (company name) in the use of markup.
I appreciate your consideration of this request.