How to Convince Your Boss to Send You to LDC 2017

Lindsay Jawor
March 1, 2017, 3:09 p.m.

We know that one of the hardest parts of going to a conference is funding the trip. We’ve all been there - a great opportunity arises, but we’re too afraid to approach our busy boss. We think “they’ll never go for it,” and drop the invitation in the trash.

A quality conference is a fantastic investment for a smart boss. But you can’t just ask for time off on a paid trip without presenting evidence of serious value. So here’s a few helpful points to make in convincing your boss to send you to the 2017 Laboratory Design Conference:

Gather details, plan the trip, and make a logical and realistic budget. If you present every aspect of your plans to attend the Laboratory Design Conference in Raleigh this April, it will demonstrate your serious interest as well as the value of this one-of-a-kind conference.

Don’t miss out this year! Join us April 24-26 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley and delve into the world of laboratory design with the rest of the lab community.

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Need help asking? We have a pre-populated email that you can customize to show your boss you’re ready to join us! Just copy and paste the following into an email and fill in your personalized information:


Hello [NAME],

I’ve been doing some research and I’m very interested in attending the 2017 Laboratory Design Conference from April 24-26 in Raleigh, NC.

The conference can really give us a leg up in the Laboratory Design community through networking and educational opportunities. Since 2002, the Laboratory Design Conference has provided niche sessions that address the exact issues that we encounter every year, and this year they are offering a number of sessions I think would be helpful for us, including:


I believe that my attendance at the Laboratory Design Conference would be a great investment for [YOUR COMPANY]. Here is a breakdown of the expected expenses:

Estimated Total:

The Laboratory Design Conference is a chance for us to connect with other members of the laboratory design community and learn about the future of laboratory design.

I’m happy to discuss or provide additional information. Thanks for your consideration.