Oh, to be in London in the summertime…
London in late July is glorious! Verdant parks, lush and impeccably groomed, form an emerald thread through the city, each one leading to an ever more recognisable landmark – Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace… Outdoor cafes bustle during the day; Piccadilly Circus hums with energy at night.
Add to that a stellar UX conference program delivered by inspirational speakers and attendees from around the world and you really can't go wrong.
And we know you know that. But we suspect your company might take a bit more convincing. Especially in the face of such a desirable location… 'No, really, it's business, all business! I'm going to learn. It might as well be in Bangor/Bognor in January!'
So, to help you out, we've put together a handy briefing pack for your boss and a personalisable benefits worksheet to help you present to your company or organization that yes, sending you to UXPA 2014 London really is a jolly good idea.
Send the guide to whoever decides budgets or use the email template to craft your own message. Just be sure you mention the most convincing argument of all: Early bird pricing applies to a limited number of tickets!
And remember, if all else fails, you can always attend on your dime. If you're a freelancer, this will be tax-deductible, and even if not, you might at least be able to have your company allow you to take the time off as 'professional development' without using up any of your personal days or holiday time.