Justify Your Attendance

Copy this note into an email to your manager to prove the value of your attendance at Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas.

You may also want to remind them if you send 3 or more employees from your company, you can save $500 off per full conference registration.

<Today’s Date>

Dear <manager-name- >:

I would like to attend Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas, April 18-22, 2011, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The conference is produced by Visual Studio Magazine and supported by Microsoft.

I am confident that the 5 days of sessions and workshops at Visual Studio Live! will improve my technical skills and make me a more valuable asset to the company. The tips I’ll learn will make me more efficient and productive by shaving time and endless cycles off my development projects. Saving even 10 minutes an hour, would give me over 345 hours per year to spend on other critical projects. Plus, I’ll share these valuable take-aways with the rest of our team.

The 5-day conference price, including pre- and post-conference workshops is $1,895. Compared to the time and money we spend every year on development, this is a small investment that will improve our productivity and help manage our resources more effectively.

Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas provides in-depth real-world training on:

- Silverlight / WPF
- Programming Practices
- Visual Studio 2010 / .NET 4
- Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
- Cloud Computing
- Data Management
- Web / HTML 5
- Simplification Tools
- Mobile Development


If you have any questions about Visual Studio Live!, please let me know, and I will share the conference literature with you. You can also view the conference website at VSLive.com/LV.

I hope you’ll agree that my attendance at Visual Studio Live! will make a significant impact on our organization.

Thank you for considering my request.