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Subject: EDspaces 2019 Conference and Expo

Dear Supervisor's Name,

I'm requesting approval to attend the Education Market Association's (EDmarket) EDspaces 2019, October 23 - 25, 2019, in Milwaukee, WI. Once a year, EDmarket brings together thought leaders in the field of educational facilities for inspiring keynotes, educational sessions, product demonstrations, knowledge sharing, and networking at EDspaces.

EDspaces 2018 was attended by more than 2,300 educational facilities professionals representing more than 800 organizations. The number of leaders and educational professionals attending the conference has grown over the past several years increasing the networking and professional development opportunities. In fact, EDspaces was named one of Trade Show Executive's 50 Fastest-Growing Shows of 2017 in all three categories: Net Square Feet, Exhibiting Companies, and Total Attendance! EDmarket expects similar recognition for EDspaces 2018.

Here's an overview of the ways EDspaces will enable me to be even more successful in my role:

  • Keynotes delivered by thought leaders and innovative thinkers to help inspire creative thinking and imaginative approaches towards pedagogy, environment and technology and how they enhance student learning.
  • Access to more than 50 educational sessions led by nationally-recognized speakers as well as my peers.
  • Networking with colleagues who face the same challenges we do to hear how our peers are addressing disruption and change.
  • See, touch, use and evaluate the newest and most-innovative school equipment, fixtures, furniture and products that support the creation of effective learning environments.
  • Connecting with suppliers who offer Innovative approaches to planning, designing, and equipping facilities and have solutions to help us achieve our goals.
  • Meet the architects, designers, facility planners and vendors who could support our next design project.

I'm currently working on ways to reduce expenses, including applying for an EDspaces 2019 Scholarship which will cover my registration fee and hotel accommodations. In addition, EDmarket provides lunch on Wednesday and Thursday.

Here's an approximate breakdown of costs:

With a Scholarship
Airfare: $
Hotel (up to three nights): $0
Other Meals (xx days at $xx): $
Registration fee: $0
Total estimated cost: $

I'll be happy to submit a report after EDspaces that will include major takeaways, tips, and a set of recommendations to maximize the return on our current investment in innovative solutions. I can also share relevant information with key personnel on other teams throughout our organization.

Thank you for considering this request. I look forward to your reply.

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