Webinar on-demand

The value of Tableau Conference: How to justify your trip

This is part of the All about Tableau Conference (TC19) webinar series.

See how attending TC19 grows your data skills, expands your career opportunities, and adds value to your organization. Hear from two people managers and budget owners, Rod Dablemont of Veterans United Home Loans, and Taha Ebrahimi of Tableau, about the ROI for attending trainings and conferences—and their recommendations for communicating this value to your own employer. Rod Dablemont offers his unique perspective as a Data Services Team Leader, BI Developer and Architect, sharing how and why he brings 100 decentralized analysts spread across 5 companies and 19 divisions of business to Tableau Conference every year.

During this webinar, you’ll also learn:

  • How to justify your trip to your boss (We even wrote a justification letter to get you started!)
  • Various ways attendees can improve their data skills
  • Top reasons other customers return year after year

At TC19, there are expert-led sessions, trainings, keynotes, and more—for every skill level and a variety of industries. Attend this webinar to hear directly from the team who organizes the event as well as a past conference attendee. Watch to get your questions answered in real time and get a better understanding of the hundreds of sessions and learning opportunities available at conference.

Ready to register for TC19? Visit the Tableau conference website

About the speakers


Taha Ebrahimi

Director, Tableau Public

Taha Ebrahimi began her career as a journalist at The Seattle Times in 2003 before moving on to spend 15 years in strategic communications for the risk management industry, joining Tableau in August 2018. She is the Director of Tableau Public and first fell in love with Tableau as a customer when she attended an event three years ago.


Keely O'Neill

Senior Event Marketing Specialist, Tableau

As a member of the Tableau Conference planning team for over four years, Keely helps run and support a variety of events-related projects and programs. A self-described data nerd, Keely is a critical thinker that loves to understand the people behind the data and find ways to improve the customer experience. When not working on Tableau Conference, you can find her looking for new things to visualize in Tableau, doing something active, or laughing at her own dad jokes.


Rod Dablemont

Data Services Team Lead, Veterans United Home Loans

Rod is a Tableau Evangelist and Team Lead currently pioneering Tableau solutions and educating on the subject at Veterans United Home Loans in Columbia, MO. He coaches and consults on a variety of Tableau topics ranging anywhere from server deployment to data visualization and is the leader of the Columbia TUG. Throughout his career, Rod has spent considerable time in various BI Developer and Architect roles across a spectrum of BI platforms. Since going “all in” with Tableau in 2011, he has brought Veterans United Home Loans to over 100 Tableau Creator seats spread across 5 companies and 19 divisions of business.

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