Convince Your Boss Letter

Need help justifying your trip? Simply copy and paste the below into an email.

Dear {Boss Name},

I’d like to attend Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley 2017 taking place June 13-15 in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley is THE conference to attend, as it is the premier event for developers and cloud operators using the industry’s leading Open Source Platform-as-a-Service: Cloud Foundry.

This is the conference I should attend to learn how to run applications in a multi-cloud environment, and take containers to production. Cloud Foundry Summit is expecting 2000+ of the most talented individuals in the industry to gather together for this event—it’s like a pop-up think tank! It’s the only place to meet the global Cloud Foundry developer community and discuss the roadmap for the fastest-growing cloud native platform. I would be joining hundreds of developers, operators, and business leaders at Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley to help our company deliver apps faster than ever before.

Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley offers content across 75+ breakout sessions, keynotes and lightning talks. There four tracks to choose from:

  • Internet of Things
  • Multi-Cloud
  • Getting Started and Contributing
  • Cloud Foundry Projects

These sessions include presentations, deep-dive technical lectures, and visionary keynotes from industry leaders. I plan to attend several sessions providing education in areas of <fill in topic areas> that could be put to use immediately with<project(s) you are working on>.

You can learn more about the event by clicking here.

The standard registration price of $545 ends May 12 and the price increases to $745. Included in the registration fee is attendance to all Cloud Foundry Summit tracks and keynote sessions, access to the Cloud Foundry Summit sponsor showcase, meals and breaks, and the Tuesday evening attendee reception.

I am seeking approval for the registration fee, travel expenses to the conference and minimal food expenses during the conference. The detailed cost breakdown is listed below. Here is the breakdown of conference costs:

  •   Airfare: $
  •   Transportation: $
  •   Hotel: $
  •   Meals: $
  •   Conference Fee:  $

Total Cost: $

I would be happy to write a post-conference report detailing what I’ve learned, and recommend any changes we can implement for improving our practices.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns; otherwise, I hope we can make this opportunity work.


{Your Name}