Subject: Permission to participate in Agile India 2014 Conference Proposal

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Re:        Agile India 2014 Conference Proposal

I’m super excited about the upcoming Agile Software Community of India’s annual conference called  Agile India 2014 Conference; Feb 26th to March 1st to be held in Bangalore. Its Asia’s premier & largest Agile, Lean and Patterns conference.

The conference will host 1500 international delegates over the 4 days. It's a great opportunity to meet practitioners from other companies and also many Global Thought Leaders in the space of Agile, Lean & Patterns.

The conference offers:

Considering our current state of agile adoption and our interest in scaling agile & lean methods in our organization, I’m very confident that this conference will deliver incredible value to us by helping us streamline our process/culture and enhance our productivity, time to market and software quality. I’m particularly interested in finding solutions or best practices that could address the following issues on the respective projects/initiatives:

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I’m writing to ask for approval and sponsorship to attend “xxx” conference + breakout sessions with peers in the Industry and leading agile experts. In addition, I’m also keen to attend “xxx” workshop that could help us in solving some of the challenges we are facing in our project/organization.

Considering the exposure and learning this conference provides, I’m 100% sure the ROI would be great. Last conference, they had 95 sessions, 48 Speakers from 16 Countries, 904 participants from 25 different countries.

Post conference, I plan to submit a conference report that will include an executive summary, major takeaway, tips, and a set of recommendations to maximize our current investments in Agile & Lean methods. I can also share relevant information with key personnel throughout the company.

Here’s an approximate breakdown of conference costs:

Airfare( approx):

Rs. 10,000

Transportation (between airport and hotel):

Rs. 1,500

Hotel: (2 nights at Rs. 6000)

Rs. 12,000

Registration Fee:

Rs.  xxx [check for current price]

Additional Paid Workshop

Rs.  xxx [depending on the workshop]

Total:

Rs.  X,XXX

        

I’m currently working on ways to reduce expenses, including hotel discounts, hotel room/ridesharing with other participants. Also, the earlier I can register, the cheaper it will be. Agile India’s Early Bird Registration is ¼ the price of Last Minute Registration.

Thank you for considering this request. I look forward to your reply.

Regards,