ASMC 2011 - Justify Attendance


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This is a suggested template for a letter you can draft to request employer support for your attendance at the IEEE/SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2011) on May 16-18 2011 in Saratoga Springs, NY.  If you decide to use it, please make sure you include your company’s name and the correct prices in the appropriate areas.  Also, be sure to do your homework and find out the costs of transportation to and from your home and the conference site. Full conference registration includes the Interactive Session/ reception, two lunches, the ASMC 2011 proceedings and access to presentations. We look forward to seeing you in Saratoga! You can click here to download a copy of this letter.

Letter to Manager for ASMC 2010 Participation

< Date >

Dear < Supervisor’s name >,

I would like to attend the IEEE/SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2011) on May 16-18 in Saratoga Springs, NY, the premier event for the microelectronics manufacturing. The conference will enable me to attend multiple technical sessions that are directly applicable to my job and will allow me to network with a variety of microelectronics experts and colleagues from around the world. Technical presentations at the ASMC 2010 will provide concrete, take-away tools that I will be able to apply to my work at < your organization’s name >. The presentations are targeted to the < your technology area > professional and give information on how to < list benefits to your responsibilities >. I am seeking sponsorship for the registration fee, travel expenses to the conference, and living expenses during the ASMC 2011.

After reviewing the conference schedule, I have identified a number of technical sessions and keynotes which will allow me to gain knowledge and understanding about how we can improve our processes. ASMC 2011 technical presentations have been peer-reviewed, and will be presented by industry professionals who have faced similar challenges. I chose these presentations because they are directly related to issues with which we are dealing. Getting the information in a conference format will greatly reduce the time and costs the < your organization’s name > would normally incur in researching the topics.

< Insert the session descriptions which most apply to your responsibilities. >

< All fees are listed on the registration form. Travel costs vary and should be changed to reflect your costs. >

The full price conference fee is <$xxxx>, but can be reduced $100 by registering before May 2, or registering multiple attendees from < name of your organization >.

Here is the breakdown of conference costs: Roundtrip Airfare: <$xxxx>; Transportation: <$xxxx>; Hotel: <$xxxx>; Meals: <$xxxx>; Conference Fee: <$xxxx>. The total costs associated with attending this conference are an estimated: <$xxxx>.

The opportunity for me to develop better contacts and gain knowledge in specific areas of < your profession > makes my attendance at ASMC 2010 a wise investment, which will yield rich dividends for < name of your organization >.

Sincerely,

< your name here >