Make a case for your trip

Use this justification letter to convince your company to send you to Think 2019.


Hello [insert manager's name],

I'm excited to tell you about a great opportunity for me to learn valuable skills that  I can share with the team while advancing my professional development. With your permission, I'd like to attend IBM's Think 2019 conference, which is taking place February 12 – 15 in San Francisco. This event will give me unmatched access to experts, customers, partners, and IBM executives from around the world.

Think is like no other conference for many reasons, including:

  • It's the only in-person opportunity to learn how our organization can get the most out of current (and future) IBM products and technologies.
  • It offers more than 1,000 labs, 1,000+ certifications, and 250+ deep-dive technical labs to improve my skills.
  • It's a place to gather fresh ideas from global thought leaders and enhance our organization's reputation through face-to-face networking opportunities.

This is the approximate cost for me to attend Think 2019:

  • Airfare:
  • Hotel:
  • Meals:
  • Registration:
  • Other expenses:
  • Total cost:

If you'd like to approve a team of us to represent our organization, the conference offers bundle packages for companies as well.

Thank you for your consideration. You can learn more about Think at

I'm looking forward to your reply.

[Your name / signature]