Convince Your Boss (or School)

You’re convinced that you want to attend the 2018 Future Leaders Forum, and we really want you there; now it’s time to convince your boss! Most managers will be concerned about the return on investment—every dollar has to be justified, and so does the time away from the office. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Use the tools below to show why your organization needs to invest in FLF 2018!

Lead, Adapt, Connect, and Thrive!

Today’s workforce has different motivators, expects a differently structured workplace, and has new ways of communicating. This one-of-a-kind forum seeks to proactively assist you in navigating and acquiring the tools you need to become more agile and thrive in today’s today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. Increase your value as a team member and leader by attending this year’s Future Leaders Forum!

The forum will be an innovative and engaging experience with insightful and thoughtful content married with fun activities to promote discussions on the issues that matter most to today’s workforce. This year focuses on four themes (Lead, Empower, Adapt, and Design) and will feature exciting speakers, interactive sessions, and opportunities to network through culturally inspired activities while you make friends and grow your professional community

Meet and Learn From the Trendsetters

Our speakers, attendees, and exhibitors are at the forefront of their respective fields; they are the game-changers. And they won’t just be presenting to you; they’ll be sitting next to you, attending sessions, and having lunch with you. This is your opportunity to find out how to stay ahead of the curve!


Meet hundreds of your peers who are also passionate about developing the technologies of tomorrow. This is your chance to get up close and personal with them. You’ll walk away with a new set of contacts for collaboration and sharing best practices.

Stay Relevant

If you want to be a leader in your profession, you have to know the latest trends and how to implement them in your organization. With several sessions focused on leadership in each track, trendsetting speakers, and networking opportunities galore, there is no better place to find inspiration than FLF 2018.

Inspire Your Team

Take what you learn from FLF 2018 and share it with your team. You’ll have the tools and know-how to implement the latest talent development strategies. It’s not just about your personal development. By successfully using what you learn at FLF 2018, you’ll improve your organization’s bottom line.

Tools For Convincing*

Use the following tools to demonstrate to your manager the tangible benefits of attending FLF 2018. These tools will show your manager that you’ve done your research, built your business case, and are serious about attending.
Manager Letter
Customize this letter to help your manager understand why FLF 2018 is one of the most cost-effective and valuable conferences for you.
Investment Worksheet
Fill out this worksheet to estimate the financial investment required for you to attend.
Print this flyer to provide an overview of what this event is all about.
  • Students: These tools can also be easily modified to assist you in obtaining funding from your school/faculty advisor

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