JUSTIFY YOUR TRIP
We get it. There are so many events out there, and they require time out of the office. Plus, budgets are tight. But you know how important a trip to MSX18 is to your career and organization. If you need a little help persuading your boss, save your brain power for your video strategy – let us help. Download our templated ‘Justify Your Trip’ letter to give your boss that extra nudge.
JUSTIFY YOUR TRIP
We get it. There are so many events out there, and they require time out of the office. Plus, budgets are tight. But you know how important a trip to MSX18 is to your career and organization. If you need a little help persuading your boss, save your brain power for your video strategy – let us help. Download our templated ‘Justify Your Trip’ letter to give your boss that extra nudge!
Subject: Proposal to attend Mediasite Experience 2018 User Conference
I’m writing to ask for approval to attend Mediasite Experience 2018 (MSX18), the Global Mediasite User Conference taking place October 15 - 16 in Madison, Wisconsin.
The conference is the largest and most in-depth Mediasite learning event of the year. By attending, I’ll get strategies, best practices, ideas and inspiration to take our video initiatives to the next level. MSX18 will also provide me with the Mediasite skills I need to work more efficiently and effectively. If I attend this 2-day event, our organization and I will benefit from:
Proven best practices and lessons learned from Mediasite users who have been in our shoes
Insights into upcoming Mediasite releases with practical advice to help us take advantage of new capabilities or prepare for an upgrade
Over 30 breakout and training sessions to strengthen my skills
Answers to our Mediasite questions from one-on-one interaction with Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite gurus
The opportunity to influence future Mediasite development with open-door access to Sonic Foundry leadership teams
Complete on-demand access to all recorded sessions
A year-round, go-to network of Mediasite peers and experts
Plus, MSX18 is a terrific value for the level of education and networking opportunities provided. Registration fees are lower than those for most conferences of this caliber, and Madison offers some of the best lodging prices for a convention location of its size. Here’s an estimated breakdown of conference costs:
Transportation: $0 (hotel shuttles available to/from airport and conference venue)
Hotel: $600 (3 nights at $189 + tax)
Non-Conference Meals: $75 (most meals included with event)
Registration: $595 for first release, $795 for second release, $995 for third release
Total: $1,720 (with first-release ticket*)
* Alternatively, I can qualify for a free Conference Pass by submitting an accepted speaking proposal.
If you provide approval to attend, you can expect me to return from MSX18 with plenty of practical ideas I can put to work right away. I’ll submit a post-MSX18 report summarizing key takeaways, lessons learned and recommendations to maximize our current and future investments in Mediasite.
Thank you for considering this request. I look forward to your reply.
Mediasite Experience 2018 will be taking place at The Edgewater
Resort Fee is included in the room rate. The Resort fee includes: in room wireless and wired internet, transportation to and from the Dane County airport (based on availability), transportation within a two mile radius of the hotel (based on availability), two bottles of water per day, business center, The Edgewater Fitness Club access and access to The Edgewater Spa Amenities, including our relaxation pool and steam room.
*The Edgewater is the only Official Housing Porvider for the Mediasite Experience 2018 Conference