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Convincing Your Boss to Send You to APIStrat

By August 28, 2018Blog

At API Strategy and Practice – better known as APIStrat – *brings together everyone – from the API curious to today’s leaders – to discuss opportunities and challenges in the API space. APIStrat sparks conversations between API providers and API consumers, startups and enterprise, developers and architects, and all types of integrators.* The event covers a broad spectrum of the API lifecycle as well as best practices around progressive web apps, the offline-first approach, and stories from end-users. This conference hosted by the OpenAPI Initiative, curators of the de facto standard in API design: OpenAPI Specification includes talks on Kubernetes, GraphQL, RPC, JSON, Microservices, Hypermedia and how best to implement them.

We understand that you are busy and may not have the time or just don’t know what to say to your boss around the importance of sending you to this conference. Not to fret. We’ve created an email template for you to use. Feel free to use the full letter or pieces of it, and let us know if it helped you get to the conference!


Hi {Boss’ Name},

I’d like to attend APIStrat taking place Sept. 24–26 in Nashville, TN. Vendor-neutral by design, the conference offers case studies, panels, session presentations and lightning talks that tap into emerging trends in API architecture and implementation, with a keen interest in material that provides clarity on the rapidly evolving, sometimes complex, landscape.

The track(s) that will benefit our business the most include {Insert Most Appropriate Track: accessibility, application development and APIs, artificial intelligence and machine learning, community and developers, serverless, internationalization, IoT, performance, progressive web apps, security, standards, testing tools and infrastructure}. You can view the full schedule here.

Additional topics/benefits of the conference include:

The event costs $599 through September 14. I would be happy to write a post-conference report and share with other members of the team on what I’ve learned and how we can implement tools and techniques into our business strategy.


{Your Name}