Convince Your Boss

Want to attend Open Networking Summit Europe 2019, but not sure how to bring it up with your boss? We’ve published a sample letter below to help make the process easier. See you in Antwerp!

Sample Letter

Dear {Name},

I’d like to attend the upcoming Open Networking Summit Europe taking place September 23 – 25, 2019, in Antwerp, Belgium. I’ve researched many conferences and found that this is the ONLY technical AND business conference on Networking — with content from the community for service providers, enterprise, and cloud.

Nearly 1,500 talented individuals from across the ecosystem will gather to share learnings, highlight innovation, and discuss the future of open source networking — including SDN, NFV, AI, orchestration and the automation of cloud, network, & IoT services.

Here’s how I envision my attendance at Open Networking Summit Europe strengthening our company:

  • Open Networking Summit Europe offers a variety of sessions, including presentations, hands-on tutorials, deep-dive technical lectures, and visionary keynotes from industry leaders. Attending these sessions will allow me to build my knowledge and learn from other community members on best practices, find out more on how Networking is revolutionizing hot markets like AI, Containers, Microservices, and IoT and learn how multiple Open Source and Open Standards Initiatives are all coming together.
  • The infamous “hallway track” at Open Networking Summit Europe will allow me to meet the top technical minds in the ecosystem. I hope to meet others that might face the same challenges and problems I do so that we can work together to solve technical issues now and in the future. Creating strategic partnerships at the event could be very useful in the future when we encounter new challenges.

You can learn more about the conference and view last year’s keynotes and other videos here.

If I register before July 28, 2019, the fee is only $1,000. Included in the registration fee is access to all keynotes and sessions, access to the sponsor showcase, hallway tracks and lounges, continental breakfast, and morning and afternoon breaks. It also includes entrance to the evening events, including the onsite reception, and other networking events.

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

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

{Your Name}







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