Convince your boss

You recognize the importance of attending Red Hat® Summit, highlighted by networking opportunities and the things you will learn. But maybe your manager needs convincing.

Steer the discussion using our letter templates

Hey [first name],

I’d like to attend Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, California, from April 27–29, 2020. This 3-day event has sessions on advances in open source technology, IT processes, and cultural trends. The event website has more information on why thousands of IT professionals attend.

Thanks for considering it! I’m happy to answer any questions.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Hey [first name],

I’d like to attend Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, CA, from April 27–29, 2020. A 3-day collaborative forum, Red Hat Summit will feature sessions covering advances in open source technology, IT processes, and cultural trends. Last year, more than 8,900 people attended Red Hat Summit, leading to an engaging mix of industry leaders, professionals, and members of the open source community.

I’m excited about the opportunity to:

  • Connect with interesting people working at the forefront of technology, [specifically __________].
  • Get hands-on experience with the technologies we use every day — and preview what we want to start using.
  • See how others are solving problems like ours, [specifically _________], to bring back ideas for actionable next steps.
  • Get 1:1 access to Red Hat product and engineering experts and partners.
  • Check out the sessions [by__________ about _________].

My experience at Red Hat Summit could help me support our team goals, [specifically ________]. After the event, I’ll plan to share my insights and proposed next steps.

Here’s a complete breakdown of the conference costs:

Airfare: $_____
Transportation: $_____
Hotel: $_____
Conference fee: $_____
Total: $_____

What do you think?

Thanks for considering it! I’m happy to answer any questions. For more information, visit www.redhat.com/summit.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Top 5 things to consider

  1. Visit the Red Hat Summit home page for updates on speakers, exhibitors, and industry leaders that may pique your boss’s interest.
  2. Create a set schedule to show off exactly what you will see, hear, and learn.
  3. If this is your first time attending, check out our tips for those new to Red Hat Summit.
  4. If you have attended Red Hat Summit before, stress the great connections you’ve made before and outline how you have used what you’ve learned so far.
  5. Describe a post-event plan to share key takeaways, so you can bring the knowledge you’ve acquired back to your organization.
Don’t forget add-ons

Red Hat Summit will feature intensive training, instructor-led and self-paced labs, and certification exams. Account for these in your message, and emphasize the 1:1 access you will have with experts on Red Hat technology.

Check out add-on pricing options, and discover other training and certification opportunities.

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