Automotive Linux Summit

Convince Your Boss

Want to attend Open Source Summit Japan + Automotive Linux Summit 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 Tokyo!

Sample Letter

Dear {Manager’s Name},

I am writing to ask for your approval to attend the upcoming Open Source Summit Japan + Automotive Linux Summit taking place September 15 – 16, 2020, in Tokyo, Japan.  This is THE conference to attend for developers, system admins, devops professionals, automotive systems engineers, R&D managers, and IT architects – over 1,000 of the most talented individuals in the open source and automotive ecosystems 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 Japan + Automotive Linux Summit is valuable for many reasons, including:

  • Open Source Summit Japan + Automotive Linux Summit offers a variety of breakout and keynote sessions across three days that cover a wide range of technologies, use cases, and implementations. These sessions include presentations, 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.
  • The infamous “hallway track” will provide me with unmatched networking opportunities where I will seek to meet 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: $375 (if registered by July 12, 2020). 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 evening events, onsite receptions, and multiple networking events.



You can learn more about Open Source Summit Japan + Automotive Linux Summit on their websites. Thank you for your time and consideration of my attendance. I look forward to reviewing this with you.

Best regards,
{Your Name}