1. Come with data points. Highlight keywords in the agenda so you can easily show your manager what you'll be learning. Print out short bios of keynote speakers from Linkedin to further highlight the value this conference will bring to you.
2. List the top 3 reasons you'd like to attend. Learning new skills that will help with a project that was just assigned to you, learning from others experiences, networking opportunities, being able to return to work with fresh eyes and new ideas.
The benefits to attending a conference are endless, our friends at Eden recently did a blog post on some if you need inspiration.
3. Have a follow-up email with concise information and a link to the conference at the ready. Don't make your boss go digging around on the internet after your chat, shoot over a concise, yet detailed email covering the highlights you spoke about.
We can't wait to see you at Camp!!
PS here are links to two recent blog posts about content at camp :)
Our original blog post about camp content
Update blog post about the Live Forums