Subject: Permission to participate in Agile India 2013 Conference Proposal

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Re:        Agile India 2013 Management and Technical Agility Conference Proposal

I’m super excited about the upcoming Agile Software Community of India’s annual conference called  Agile India 2013 Conference; Feb 26th to March 4th to be held in Bangalore. Its Asia’s premier & largest Agile, Lean and Patterns conference.

The conference will host 1500 international delegates over the 7 days. It's a great opportunity to meet some of the creators (Craig Larman, Mary Poppendieck, Rebecca Parsons, David Hussman, David West, Fred George, Jeff Patton, Jez Humble, Linda Rising, Naresh Jain, Neal Ford, Venkat Subramaniam) and many other Thought Leaders from Agile, Lean & Patterns community.

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 146 sessions, 148 Speakers from 18 Countries, 750 participants from 21 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. 7500)

Rs. 15,000

Conference Reception: (2 days at Rs. 2000)

Rs.  4,000

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/ride sharing with other participants. Also, the earlier I can register, the cheaper it will be. Agile India’s Early Bird Registration is almost the half price of Last Minute Registration.

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

Regards,