While you see the value in attending ZendCon & OpenEnterprise, you may need to justify your attendance to someone else. Copy and complete the following template in an email to explain the value in attending.
Subject: Request to attend ZendCon & OpenEnterprise 2018
ZendCon & OpenEnterprise is the premiere event to learn what our industry is doing in terms of open source, focused exclusively on real enterprise environments and issues. With three full days of educational training, exposure to the latest techniques and case studies, and access to the top industry practitioners, this is my best opportunity this year to learn from the experts and bring back actionable tasks.
If I attend, I’ll receive:
- Over 20 hours of training across different tracks, at varying levels of depth. I’m particularly interested in [insert areas of interest for you]
- Higher-level understanding of the current state of the industry, with keynotes and guest speakers chosen for their broad expertise and applicability to what we’re doing today
- Networking opportunities with attendees, speakers, and industry thought leaders, with several hours of special events to talk about us and develop our relationships. This will help me address [insert specific problems or initiatives]
- Access to vendors, partners, and new technologies, with 1-to-1 face time with those we’re particularly interested in
Approximate costs for the event [complete with your details]:
Total cost: $________
When I return, I’ll bring back actionable items for us to consider, plan, and help our team deliver better on projects. I’ll give a short presentation on what I learned, talk about the contacts I made, and make available any materials on things we should look further into.
Thanks for considering my request.