Convince Your Boss

Want to attend ShipItCon 2022 but are 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 soon … hopefully!


Dear {Manager’s Name},

I’d like to attend the upcoming ShipItCon 2022 event taking place September 2nd, 2022, in Dublin, Ireland. I’ve researched many conferences and found this conference to be unique it terms of focussing on a single topic “resilience” and looking at it from multiple different industries and from multiple different levels of the organisation. I feel that I could learn a lot and bring these learnings back into our company. This is a community event and all left over money is donated to these 3 local great causes :

A full list of speakers can be found here :

There will also be a panel discussion covering topics such as outages, incident response, building blameless cultures, empathy in engineering and more :

Nearly 300 talented and diverse individuals will be gathering for ShipItCon and it’s a great opportunity to network with fellow peers and learn from their experiences.

The ticket price is only €99. Included in the registration fee is full access to the single track conference, access to recorded talks which we can share within our company, breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks. There will also be an after party which is a great opportunity to network and tell attendees more about our organisation. This may help with future recruitment.

I would be happy to write a post-conference report detailing what I’ve learned and recommend any changes we can implement to improve our practices.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I hope we can make this opportunity work.

Best regards,
{Your Name}