Justify Your Trip

Trying to convince your manager to let you attend re:Invent? 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 AWS re:Invent, the largest global cloud computing conference, Dec. 2–6 in Las Vegas. Attending this conference will be beneficial to 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 2,500 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 at 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 (five nights at The Venetian) $219/night: $1095+tax
Registration fee $1,799
Total $3,494