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Convince Your Boss

Want to attend Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference 2021 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 Seattle!

Sample Letter

Dear {Manager’s Name},

I’d like to attend the upcoming Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference 2021 taking place September 27-30, 2021, in Seattle, Washington. This is THE conference to attend for developers, system admins, devops professionals, architects, and community leadership professionals in the open source community – over 1,000 of the most talented individuals in the industry will be there. I’d love the opportunity to attend and represent (insert company name) and would be happy to prepare a post-conference report detailing what I learned to share with the team.

My attendance at Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference 2021 is valuable for many reasons, including:

  1.  Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference 2021 connects the open source ecosystem under one roof.
    • OSS covers cornerstone open source technologies; helps ecosystem leaders to navigate open source transformation; and delves into the newest technologies and latest trends touching open source.
    • ELC is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference where developers working on embedded Linux and industrial IoT products and deployments gather for education and collaboration, paving the way for innovation.
  2. The infamous “hallway track” will provide me with unmatched networking opportunities where I will seek to meet and connect with core maintainers and top technical minds in the ecosystem. My hope is to create meaningful, working relationships here that could benefit and assist us with future projects, challenges, and new initiatives.

Here is a breakdown of my projected cost to attend. (Insert if applicable to candidate: I’m happy to look into if this can be covered by our training/continuing education budget):

Registration fee: $850 (if registered by July 27, 2021). This includes:

  • Access to all keynotes and sessions
  • Entry to a number of co-located events
  • Admittance to the sponsor showcase, hallway tracks, and lounges
  • Continental breakfast each day
  • Entrance to the onsite reception and multiple networking events



You can learn more about Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference 2021 here and view last year’s keynotes and other videos here. Thank you for your time and consideration of my attendance. I look forward to reviewing this with you.

Best regards,
{Your Name}