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Why Attend Progress360

After two years of virtual meetings, Progress is pleased to host this dynamic in-person event to welcome our community to our hometown of Boston.

The Buzz. The Personal Connections.
The Cocktails.

Yes, we’ve missed them too. But if those aren’t reasons enough, here are four more reasons why you should attend Progress360:

Network Face to Face

Escape the confines of home for a few days to connect with fellow community members in person. Whether you are a front-line developer, IT operations or security professional or an executive decision maker, Progress360 will provide ample opportunity to network with peers, engage with industry experts, meet with Progress leaders—oh, and have fun.

Develop Your Skills

Tap into a prime opportunity for learning and personal development. If you’re interested in staying at the forefront of application development, DevOps and DevSecOps, Progress360 is the place to dive into all three. Great minds will come together to provide thoughtful content and meaningful guidance, all while putting put trends in a larger context.

Influence the Influencers

Connect one-on-one with key executives and thought leaders to discuss your needs and provide the critical customer insights we use to determine future product roadmaps. There’s no substitute for an engaging conversation with someone you might never meet otherwise. Attending in-person provides an immersive experience that’s hard to match.

Enjoy Yourself

Step away from your desk monitors and home offices and forge human connections in a lively venue designed to stimulate and inspire. Progress360 offers opportunities to swap stories with like-minded peers and thought leaders in a way you can’t accomplish online.

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Convince your manager

Justification Letter Template

Request to attend Progress360

To: < Insert manager or supervisor name >

Subject: How my attendance at Progress360 will benefit our business

I’m requesting approval to attend the Progress360 conference in Boston, MA from September 11–14, 2022. 

By attending, I can gain insights that will enable me and my team to optimize our software infrastructure stack and drive faster cycles of innovation as well as help achieve our organizational goals. This a once-a-year opportunity to learn from industry experts and Progress leaders will further my development and enable me to learn new skills and best practices that can improve our company operations and technology decision making.

Over three days, I’ll connect with peers who are adopting new business applications and processes enabled by Progress—from digital experiences to infrastructure management and operations, UX/UI tools, DevOps, DevSecOps, and more.  

My pass includes access to both DevReach, the premier developer conference featuring 40+ technical sessions delivered by industry experts and ChefConf the event for DevOps professionals that will dive into the latest innovations and practices in DevOps, DevSecOps, compliance and security, IT leadership and IT operations. I will also have direct access to Progress product leaders and decision makers that could potentially influence future product direction.

If I’m able to attend Progress360, I’ll come back with actionable tips, products and practices to drive business outcomes. My conference schedule will reflect our highest priorities.

  • < Insert conference session name or name of applicable project >
  • < Insert conference session name or name of applicable project >
  • < Insert conference session name or name of applicable project >

This is the approximate cost to attend Progress360:

  • Registration: $300
  • Airfare: < Insert amount >
  • Hotel: < Insert amount >
  • Meals: < Insert amount >
  • Other expenses: < Insert amount >
  • Total cost: < Insert amount >

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for your support in helping me further our company’s success.

Sincerely,

< Your name >

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Progress360 Wants to Provide
Ideal Safety and Comfort for You!

Throughout Progress360, DevReach and ChefConf, we want to make sure our guests feel as safe and comfortable as possible. With this in mind, we’ve considered current safety trends to make this experience the best for those attending in person.

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Experience Zone – Socializing, Exclusive Demos and More!

Learn about what makes Progress in our conference’s dedicated Experience Zone.

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Celebration, Honoring Women in Technology

Join Brenda Darden Wilkerson, president of AnitaB.org and Progress CEO, Yogesh Gupta as they discuss the importance of women in technology and diversity of thought as drivers of innovation. They will touch on inclusive leadership practices and what an inclusive organization truly looks like. Brenda and Yogesh will also be joined by three inspiring young women— all recipients of the Progress Software Mary Székely Scholarship for Women in STEM. Each will discuss what initially ignited their passion for technology, their plans for the future and how they pay it forward within their own communities.

The celebration will then continue with drinks, games and a great show, so please join us for this inspiring, heartfelt event.

When: September 12 - Monday evening, just before the cocktail hour

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What’s More

September is a beautiful time to be in Boston. Whether you visit the world-famous Quincy Market, experience the Boston Red Sox vs. NY Yankees rivalry live, grab drinks in the bustling Seaport District or take in our history or public gardens, Boston awaits after your sessions end.

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Sept 10 | Music

Concert: Red Hot Chili Peppers

@Fenway Park

Red Sox vs Yankees

Sept 13 | Sport

Red Sox vs Yankees

@Fenway Park

Red Sox vs Yankees

Sept 14 | Sport

Red Sox vs Yankees

@Fenway Park

Bruno Mars

Sept 11 | Music

Concert: Bruno Mars

@MGM Music Hall at Fenway

Florence + The Machine

Sept 14 | Music

Concert: Florence + The Machine

@TD Garden

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Sept 10 & 11 | Art

Immersive Monet and the Impressionists

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And Even More Things to Do and Visit…

North End

This Italian neighborhood, Boston’s oldest, is known for its wonderful restaurants and historic sights. Walk the cobblestone streets, take in the aromas of delicious food and visit Paul Revere’s house while you’re in the neighborhood.

Museum of Fine Arts

Explore more than 100 galleries of art, from ancient to contemporary, at the MFA or visit the unique Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the home to the largest property theft in the world.

Boston Public Gardens

Take a walk through the Public Gardens areas. You’ll see the bench where Robin Williams sat during Goodwill Hunting, beautiful gardens and swan boats across the water. After you walk the Gardens the Boston Common, stroll down Newbury Street, a famous shopping and dining district in Boston.

Venture to Harvard Square

If you have the time, Harvard Square is a good take - roughly 20 minutes from Seaport. You can walk Harvard’s campus, check out their book store, dine in the local restaurants and cafes and stop in a handful of shops.

Visit Harpoon Brewery

Located in Seaport and home to New England’s original IPA, you can take a tour of the brewery or simply take a seat in the beer hall (be sure to order their famous pretzels).

Stroll the Harborwalk

A near-continuous, 43-mile linear park along Boston’s shoreline, the Harborwalk connects Boston’s waterfront neighborhoods to Boston Harbor and each other. And lucky for you, the Seaport stretch of the Harbor has the most beautiful views and great bars and restaurants nearby.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Built in 1742 and now a stop on the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall has had a long and important history in Massachusetts politics. Samuel Adams once stood here to push for resistance against the British, and abolitionists and suffragists have stood on their soapboxes here.

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