GDC | Convince Your Boss

Convince Your Boss

Need help convincing your boss to send you to GDC 2018? Make your case with these templates, made to showcase the valuable content and knowledge you'll be gaining by attending!

Convince your boss with these two options

1. Download the editable PDF here

2. Copy and Paste the content below:

Subject: Request to Attend Game Developers Conference® 2018

Dear (decision maker name here),

I'm writing to request your approval for me to attend , March 19-23, 2018 in San Francisco. GDC is the world's largest professional game industry event with five full days of sessions covering many disciplines, including Programming, Design, Production & Team Management, Visual Arts, Virtual Reality for Games & Entertainment, UX, Monetization, Audio, Advocacy, Business, Marketing & Management, and more.

I will have the opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and techniques, share best practices, and be inspired by attending the Conference, visiting the Expo, and networking throughout the week.

With your approval to attend, I will be able to:

Expand my knowledge GDC features over 500 sessions across targeted tracks and focused summits on a comprehensive selection of game development and VR topics taught by industry experts. [select something from]
Learn new skills GDC provides deep dives into key topics in Tutorials and Bootcamps Monday and Tuesday [Select the training you seek from, you may also wish to reference why you seek that particular instructor]
Meet game development professionals GDC attracts over 26,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. [Select something from]

Flight $
Transportation (round trip from airport to hotel) $
Hotel (at $XXX per night) $
Meals (5 days at $XX per diem) $
All Access/Main Conference Pass $
Total cost to attend: $

I will submit a summary of my learning and opportunities when I return, and circulate an action plan of recommendations for consideration and discussion. I will also provide a review of the event to inform your decision on any future attendance by colleagues.

Thank you for your consideration. Please don't hesitate to call me if you would like to discuss or need additional clarification. I look forward to your reply.

Kind regards,

(requestor name)

Follow Us

Our Community

  • Game Developers Choice Awards
  • Independent Games Festival
  • Gamasutra
  • GDC Vault
  • XRDC
  • VRDC