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April 29 – 30 | San Francisco

Want to go to Accelerate?

Here’s How to Convince Your Manager

The Strategy: Align Your Request With Your Organization’s Priorities

The prospect of asking your boss to foot the bill for professional development activities can be daunting. Not everyone is comfortable going to their managers with a request  —  even one as valid as attending a premier global technical and networking event in San Francisco!

To help you make the case, we’ve put together some guidelines and a handy email template to highlight how you’ll benefit, as well as the insights you’ll bring back to the team.

Customize the templates below as needed to ensure you’re highlighting your organization’s strategic priorities — and demonstrating how attending will help you contribute in a meaningful way. Take a look at the agenda and see what aligns best with the goals of your boss, your team and your organization as a whole, and weave the highlights into your pitch.

Think about your team’s most pressing needs, then tweak the template based on your insights. Then shoot the email off to your boss (and follow up the next time you chat).

Don’t forget to emphasize further cost savings by booking things in advance, such as early bird ticket pricing and discounted hotel blocks. Other potential savings: If you’ve been wanting to get some training, check out the opportunities for in-person training sessions in the days leading up to the conference, which if purchased, include free passes to Accelerate.

Email Template for Out-of-Town

Dear [Insert Name Here],

I would like to attend Accelerate 2020, taking place April 29-30 in San Francisco, California. This is Tricentis’ premier global technical and networking event. Attending will provide me with immediate direct results including:

  • Practical knowledge, new tips and techniques about the latest testing strategies that I can bring back to the team and put to use right away
  • The opportunity to learn how top enterprises are tackling testing challenges
  • Facilitated networking sessions so I can gain contacts with peers to share knowledge
  • Insights into the Tricentis platform roadmap (including Tricentis Tosca, qTest, Flood and more) and a chance to connect with product experts

Accelerate provides a robust agenda. The event offers numerous educational sessions, networking opportunities, and interactive ways to connect and engage with Tricentis’ technology and innovation experts. I’m excited for the opportunity to enhance my skills and accelerate my professional development.

Here is an overview of the costs:

Airfare: $_______
Hotel Accommodation per day: $_______
Registration Fee: $599 ($299 until Feb 14 & Early Bird Group – 4 for $249 until Feb 14 )
Expenses (lunch/ dinner is included for the conference): $_______
Projected Total Costs: $_______

I think you will agree that the practical, educational, and networking benefits of attending Accelerate 2020 will help advance our business plans and performance and will prove extremely valuable for me and [Company Name]. Do I have your permission to book my trip, or would you prefer that I schedule a follow-up conversation?

Thank you for your consideration.

Kindest Regards,

[Insert Your Name Here]

Email Template for Locals

Dear [Insert Name Here],

I would like to attend Accelerate 2020, taking place April 29-30 in San Francisco, California. This is Tricentis’ premier global technical and networking event. I would normally request we attend this event regardless of location, but because the event is conveniently happening in our area, it makes attending even more affordable.

Accelerate provides a robust agenda. The event offers numerous educational sessions, networking opportunities, and interactive ways to connect and engage with Tricentis’ technology and innovation experts. Attending the event will give me the opportunity to:

  • Bring back knowledge, new tips and techniques that we can put to use right away.
  • Gain insights from Tricentis customers’ real-life experiences and best practices.
  • Meet with Tricentis product experts and developers. Connect with other IT professionals in my role and our industry.
  • Enhance my skills and accelerate my professional development.

Here is an overview of the costs:

Registration Fee: $599 ($299 until Feb 14 & Early Bird Group – 4 for $249 until Feb 14 )
Expenses (lunch/ dinner is included for the conference): $_______
Projected Total Costs: $_______

I think you will agree that the practical, educational, and networking benefits of attending Accelerate 2020 will help advance our business plans and performance and will prove extremely valuable for me and [Company Name]. Do I have your permission to book my trip, or would you prefer that I schedule a follow-up conversation?

Thank you for your consideration.

Kindest Regards,

[Insert Your Name Here]

Email Template for Alumni

Dear [Insert Name Here],

I would like to attend Accelerate 2020, taking place April 29-30 in San Francisco, California. This is Tricentis’ premier global technical and networking event.

The last Accelerate we attended was really valuable, and this looks like an awesome opportunity to help us tune up our QA strategies. Accelerate provides a robust agenda. The event offers numerous educational sessions, networking opportunities, and interactive ways to connect and engage with Tricentis’ technology and innovation experts. Attending the event will give me the opportunity to:

  • Bring back knowledge, new tips and techniques that we can put to use right away.
  • Gain insights from Tricentis customers’ real-life experiences and best practices.
  • Meet with Tricentis product experts and developers. Connect with other IT professionals in my role and our industry.
  • Enhance my skills and accelerate my professional development.

Here is an overview of the costs:

Airfare: $_______
Hotel Accommodation per day: $_______
Registration Fee: $599 ($299 until Feb 14 & Early Bird Group – 4 for $249 until Feb 14 )
Expenses (lunch/ dinner is included for the conference): $_______
Projected Total Costs: $_______

I think you will agree that the practical, educational, and networking benefits of attending Accelerate 2020 will help advance our business plans and performance and will prove extremely valuable for me and [Company Name]. Do I have your permission to book my trip, or would you prefer that I schedule a follow-up conversation?

Thank you for your consideration.

Kindest Regards,

[Insert Your Name Here]