Do you have institutional support to attend a conference? Ever considered requesting it? Does the whole process give you heartburn? Approaching your decision maker for funding doesn't have to be an overwhelming hurdle, especially if you're prepared to make a case for the value of the experience - both to you as an employee and, as a result, to the institution whose work you carry out.
Browse some excellent tips for making your case to attend a conference, developed by the American Library Association. Archives are different than libraries, so be sure to tweak your approach according to your audience.Then share your successes, challenges, neat blog posts, and funny experiences with your colleagues. Email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can post your tips and tricks in this space.