Trying to convince your manager to let you attend the AWS re:Invent conference? We’ve created a customizable email template you can use to prove the value of your trip.

Dear [your manager's name],

I’d like your permission to attend the largest global cloud computing conference, AWS re:Invent, from November 26–30 in Las Vegas. Attending this conference will be beneficial for both my personal growth and our company’s cloud knowledge in the following areas:

  • Boost proficiency in core AWS services like Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Aurora.
  • Get educated on technical best practices at over 2,000 breakout sessions on such topics as cloud architecture, continuous deployment, security and identity, large-scale migrations, machine learning, and more.
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience in day-long technical bootcamps, self-paced labs, two-hour workshops, and hackathons, which I can bring back to my team.

Here’s an estimated breakdown of costs:

Domestic airfare estimate....................................... $600
Hotel (four nights at The Venetian)........................... $209/night: $836
Registration fee.................................................... $1,799
Total.................................................................. $3,235

After the conference, I’ll circulate a report that will include a summary of what I learned and a set of recommendations to increase our team’s productivity and maximize our cloud investment.

Thank you for considering my request to attend this event.
Looking forward to your reply,

[your name]