Looking to attend #AAAM2024? Use our template letter to request approval from your organization, highlighting the conference’s educational and networking benefits, and providing a clear cost breakdown.

[Your Name]
[Your Position]
[Your Organization]
[Your Address]
[City, State, Zip]


[Manager’s Name]
[Manager’s Position]
[Your Organization]

Subject: Request for Approval to Attend #AAAM2024 in Baltimore, MD

Dear [Manager’s Name],

I am writing to seek your approval to attend the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) 2024 Conference, to be held in Baltimore, MD, from August 13-16, 2024. This conference is a premier event in the museum field and aligns perfectly with our organization’s mission and my professional development goals.

Benefits of Attendance:
1. Educational Opportunities: The conference offers a diverse range of sessions that provide insights into the latest museum practices, trends, and innovations. Attending these sessions will enhance my knowledge and skills, directly benefiting our team and organization.
2. Networking: AAAM2024 will bring together museum professionals from across the country, allowing for the cultivation of valuable relationships and collaborative opportunities.
3. Professional Growth: The knowledge and experiences gained will significantly contribute to my professional growth, enabling me to contribute more effectively to our organization’s objectives.
4. Cultural Enrichment: The conference provides an unparalleled opportunity to engage with African American heritage and culture, fostering a deeper understanding that is crucial in our field.

Cost Breakdown:
– Conference Registration: $425/members  or $510/non-members
– Accommodation: Through a conference block, hotel rooms at the Hilton Camden Yards are under $250/night
– Meals: Lunch is provided on August 15 and August 16.  Evening receptions on August 14-16 all will have food.
The investment in attending #AAAM2024 is not only a ticket to my professional growth but also aligns with the mission and values of our organization. The insights and connections I will gain are invaluable and will significantly contribute to both my personal development and our collective success.

I am looking forward to your favorable consideration of this request. Please let me know if you require any additional information or if there is a formal process I should follow.

Thank you for considering my request to attend this important professional development opportunity.


[Your Name]