9 Reasons that Convince Your Boss

JS Kongress Munich
4 min readJan 9, 2020


Want to attend JS Kongress 2020, but not sure how to bring it up with your boss? We’ve created this email to help you explain why it’s important to attend.

Dear [Name of your Manager],

I’d like to attend JS Kongress 2020 taking place on April 15–16 in Munich, Germany. I’ve researched many conferences, and this is THE conference for gathering developers to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of JavaScript, including scaling, massive platforms, data-driven architectures, and modern APIs.

With growth, the pain of scaling is added for every company and project. And scaling problems are hard problems. Scaling affects everyone: frontend, backend, architects and teams. JS Kongress 2020 is on the various areas of scaling: questions and optimization approaches will be discussed on and off stage. Attendees will leave ready for the future, equipped to master what’s to come. [reason 1]

Over 500 of the most talented individuals in the industry gather together for this event making it a great place to network with industry professionals and learn from the top JavaScript experts.

Here is some data from JS Kongress in 2019 to give you an idea of who attends and why:

• For 66% of attendees, this was their first JS Kongress making it a great place to learn for newcomers to the JavaScript community. [reason 2]
• The top two reasons that people attended JS Kongress were for the talks (56%) and networking (24%).
• The huge majority of participants (82%) have more than 3 years of experience in JavaScript, only 4% don’t (yet) have a technical position. The focus of the program is clearly technical. [reason 3]
• The 33 countries of origin of attendees are located around the world, 25 % of them come from European countries. The conference is an excellent opportunity to expand my intercultural skills. [reason 4]

To get a feel for what the conference is all about, check out this mood video from 2019.

Here’s how I envision my attendance at JS Kongress 2020 strengthening our company:

  • JS Kongress Munich offers 2 days full of sessions including technical sessions, deep-dives, case studies, and more. Attending these sessions will allow me to build my knowledge of best practices and new trends in the rapidly evolving JavaScript ecosystem. [reason 5]
  • The partner stands at JS Kongress Munich will allow me to meet technology and business leaders to collaborate on the technological challenges and implementations we’re working on while creating strategic partnerships that will benefit our company. [reason 6]
  • In the #DeepTrack the premier vendor-neutral JavaScript event brings together the industry’s most respected experts and key maintainers behind the most popular projects in the JavaScript ecosystem. This will allow me to gain insight into the roadmap of these projects and how we can utilize them in our software stack. [reason 7]
  • All of the speakers of JS Kongress Munich are working professionals, who are juggling current projects and handle real clients. Thus they are fully aware of the challenges that we are facing in our daily work. I am expecting to learn the most useful and practical JavaScript tips and tricks, which can be put straight into the action. [reason 8]
  • How about using this event to help us solve current and recurring issues, that our team is confronted with? A special focus of JS Kongress Munich is on socializing and exchange of knowledge. Beforehand in our team, we can prepare a list of questions to bring to the conference and to discuss with the community. I will be able to bring home a new way of looking at things as well as new ideas and solutions. [reason 9]

Even better than sharing is creating a shared experience among the team. Therefore JS Kongress offers group tickets (with 10 % discount). We can meet potential collaborators, experts in the field and maybe a new colleague.

You can learn more about the conference here and view last year’s keynotes and all sessions here.

If I register before January 15, the fee is only EUR 329. Included in the registration fee is access to all keynotes and sessions, a number of co-located events, coffee breaks and hot lunch, and other evening networking events.

Not included but special offers are available for traveling to Munich by train with the fixed-price event ticket and staying overnight with a hotel contingent. As well, the ICT-hub Munich offers excellent connections for international travel.

I would be happy to write a post-conference report and share with other members of the team what I’ve learned and how we can implement these JavaScript tools and techniques into our business strategy.

[Your Name]

Have to meet some specific requirements of your company to be able to attend? Get in touch via hello[at]js-kongress.com, we are happy to assist you!

Tickets are available in our ticket shop 🛍️: Early Bird for 329 € until January 15, Regular Tickets for 429 € until March 15, afterward Late Bird Tickets for 529 €. Groups of 3 or more are entitled to a 10 % discount. Student Tickets are available at a special rate.

It might be interesting for your manager as well: All sponsoring packages include tickets. Interested to position your brand in this positive atmosphere? Get in touch via partner[at]js-kongress.com.



JS Kongress Munich

…is the conference about JavaScript. Handcrafted with 💙 for the JS community — from the JS community! postponed, see you 2021 in Munich, Germany