Need help convincing your boss to attend GOTOpia November 2020?

Email template to ask for approval at the bottom of this page!

We get it — your developer time is valuable, and so is the company budget needed to send you to a conference like GOTOpia November 2020. We also know that online conferences don’t tend to hold as much weight as traditional face-to-face conferences. But we’re here to change that.

Every detail of GOTOpia November 2020 is being planned to ensure the valuable time you spend with us will be a true investment in your learning and growth. You won't just leave the event having learned a ton from the world's leading experts in software development, you'll also have plenty of opportunities to make lasting connections with speakers, partners and attendees through stimulating and accessible session formats.

From November 10-11, you’ll learn from a lineup of 20+ expert practitioners from the comfort of your own home or office, covering topics like Cloud Native, DevOps, Security & Ethical Hacking and emerging technologies like Machine Learning and Serverless.

Find out how GOTOpia November 2020 is reinventing what it means to run a online event with a few more reasons to help build your case below:

We've created a unique conference format that allows each speaker to deliver their talk in intimate sessions repeated throughout the conference. We limit the number of attendees in the room, we make each session small enough that everyone can participate in the Q&A.

It wouldn't be a GOTO conference without mind blowing keynotes from legendary speakers. We'll kick off each day by gathering all attendees for a morning keynote meant to energize you for the day of talks and networking ahead, and end each day together with an evening keynote for a big dose of inspiration to close things out.

Spend time with your favorite experts for crowdsourced question-and-answer sessions, each one meant to open up fascinating discussions outside of the traditional presentation format. We're planning several dozen AMAs with speakers to give you plenty of chances to get your questions answered and hear responses to the ones you didn't think to ask.

Just because we won't be face-to-face doesn't mean we can't all sit together for some food and knowledge. Join us for a lunch panel each conference day where we'll gather a group of speakers to discuss one topic in-depth, all over some lunch and a coffee.

Sessions will be edited and packaged along with slides and additional learning material for your continued learning post-conference.

With GOTOpia November 2020 being fully online, you can tune in from the comfort of your own home or office. No need for additional accommodation or travel expenses that typically follow attending a physical event.

Below is an email template you can use when requesting approval to attend the conference from your manager. We strongly recommend customizing the text and adding in details on which talks you'd like to attend!  

If your boss needs any more convincing, send us an email — we’re happy to help you experience GOTOpia November 2020 however we can, because we promise that you won’t want to miss this conference.



I'd like your approval to tune into GOTOpia November 2020’s online conference ( on November 11-12. This is the ideal opportunity for me to stay in the know during uncertain times.

The event consists of two days of conference talks with countless networking sessions, hallway tracks, intimate talks and Q&As, Ask Me Anything sessions, big picture keynotes and so much more.

GOTOpia November 2020 covers topics related to my everyday work like [TOPIC] and [TOPIC]. I'm especially interested in hearing [SPEAKER] present their talk on [TALK TITLE]. You can see the full conference program here:

I would also like to attend these sessions:

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At the conference, I’ll get the chance to network with the hundreds of software developers, architects and engineering managers attending, not just to connect with them, but to learn from them and to understand how other companies are solving similar problems at work.

GOTOpia November 2020 is a fully online event, so there are no additional accommodation or travel costs to account for.

I'm confident that being a part of GOTOpia November 2020 will help me better understand how to leverage new technologies, tools and methodologies to help our project and team, and I'm really looking forward to gaining more practical skills to improve our everyday work. If I am able to attend this conference, I would love to then present a summary of my experience, recommendations and findings back to our team.

Do you agree that this conference is worthwhile for me to attend? If so, I'd be happy to discuss which sessions I would attend in more detail.

Thanks in advance,