To: Your manager
Re: XML Summer School 2017
I would like your authorisation to attend the XML Summer School in Oxford, England in the week of 11th - 16th September. It is recognised as one of the best ways to learn about XML and related standards that is currently available, and it is delivered by international experts, who were involved in creating those standards, as well as many who create the best-known tools and applications. The Summer School will give me the opportunity to consolidate my technical skills while giving me the chance to hear about the latest uses and developments of XML, and ask the experts whether these new ideas really are worth investigating further. The philosophy of the school is to “learn at the boundary of proven technology” and the curriculum includes formal lectures and hands-on exercises, so I’ll be able to use what I learn immediately.
I’ll also be able to network with other delegates, which will allow us to keep abreast of news and developments in the XML community and potentially our industry.
There is a range of courses to choose from through the week:
- Hands-on Introduction to XML
- XML in Publishing
- Linked Data
- Trends and Transients
- Hands-on Digital Publishing
- XSLT and XQuery
I would like to attend xxxx for which the conference fee for is xxxx, including accommodation and meals. Travel would be extra, but I think this represents very good value for the chance to learn information provided by experts who can talk about the technologies to a degree that most people can’t.
Attending this conference would also be in line with my personal training and development targets for this year.
I hope you will give this request your consideration,