Excuse Letter for not Attending the Seminar

This letter is written by an employee to his employer in order to submit the excuse or to express his feelings of sorry for not attending a seminar. Seminars carry great importance for a reputed organization in terms of learning new techniques and skills. Missing such an opportunity means that employees are depriving themselves of progress and this situation may prove disastrous for their career. At times, it becomes impossible for an employee to attend a seminar owing to an emergency which may arise any time regardless of the event.

To cope with the stress caused by his absence and to make a settlement with the management, the employee can use this letter with full confidence. Instead of excusing orally, writing carries great importance in terms of depicting a clear picture of the whole situation which stopped him from attending the event. 

Sample -1


Corey Anderson
CEO Stars Marketing,
Hide Park Michigan.

Dear Sir,

I am regretfully writing this letter to submit my excuse because I did not attend the seminar which was held yesterday. My fellow informed me about your displeasure caused by my absence. I know that it was an important event due to the presence of internationally recognized speakers from renowned companies. I was unfortunate in terms of not attending the seminar because we were supposed to learn new office management skills by means of great representatives. It was my utmost desire to participate in this event of great prestige and I had never thought of missing it. But then, due to some unavoidable circumstances, it was not possible for me to attend the seminar.  

I was getting ready for the seminar yesterday. Suddenly, my wife started crying loudly. On asking her, she informed me about the sad news of my grandmother’s death who was living in New York. I was just shocked to listen to this and went out of my senses. At that time, instead of participating in the seminar, I thought it necessary to leave for New York in order to attend her funeral ceremony. Doing so, I had completely forgotten to inform you or any colleague which was a big mistake on my part.

I am a responsible employee and always keen to learn new management skills but due to the sad demise of my grandmother, I could not make it happen. Keeping in view my interest, I request you to include my name in the next batch of employees who will attend the seminar. I shall be very thankful to you.


Damien Fleming

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Sample -2

Dear Sir,

I would like to say thanks for inviting me to the upcoming seminar on the 1st of June, 20XX to present my research findings in its introductory session. I was very excited to be honored by your reputed and internationally recognized organization. I was preparing my papers a few days ago when I had to withdraw my preparation. I am hereby informing you regretfully that I will not be able to participate in the seminar due to a medical emergency.

It was three days ago when I felt a sudden pain in my leg. Within one hour, it spread in all directions, and then I was taken to hospital emergency for treatment. After a detailed medical examination, the doctor suggested I must complete the medical rest for one month. I am very sorry for being absent from the seminar as my health condition is not completely normal.

I am also an employee and aware of the embarrassment you may feel in my absence. Therefore, keeping in view the whole situation, my colleague can present my part of the presentation, or I may be available through a video link. It’s up to you how to accommodate me in the seminar. I once again say thanks for inviting me.


Steve Waugh

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