The largest Lucene/Solr conference in the world

September 12-15, 2017 Las Vegas, NV

Justification Letter

Thank you for your interest in Lucene/Solr Revolution 2017. We are excited for this year’s conference with technical sessions, workshops, panels, and discussions– all delivered by the world’s best and brightest across the industry. We know that the conference will be a benefit to those working with or interested in Lucene/Solr, but in case you need help convincing your management, we have drafted the below sample justification letter. Just copy and paste the below into an email or Word document, and complete the sections in bold.

Subject: Request to Attend Lucene/Solr Revolution 2017

Dear [Decision Maker Name],

I have been invited to attend Lucene/Solr Revolution 2017, September 12-15 in Las Vegas, NV. This two-day conference, preceded by two days of hands-on developer training, will give me an opportunity to be face to face with the creators and thought leaders behind Apache Lucene/Solr, the most widely deployed search platform in the world, as well as users from organizations worldwide, to learn, collaborate, and network.

The conference is composed of training workshops, panels, over 40 breakout sessions, and a wide range of networking opportunities with Lucene/Solr experts and users, all focused on making the most of the technology. From technical tutorials and tips and tricks, to sessions led by individuals from large enterprises that use the technology to better their businesses, this conference will help strengthen my skills and understanding of how to make the most of my Lucene/Solr knowledge.

Throughout the conference, I can attend sessions that are directly applicable to my work and to [COMPANY]. Lucene/Solr users and experts across all industries will be on hand to showcase how they are using the technology and the results they have achieved. I will gain valuable insight into the latest trends in the industry, upcoming features, and how we can maximize our investment in Lucene/Solr.

I’ve estimated my costs for the trip:

Airfare: [$XXX]

Hotel: [X nights] at [$XXX]/night*: [$XXX]

Registration Fee: [$XXX]

Total: [$X,XXX]

Also, if I register early, I can take advantage of their early bird pricing. Let me know if I can provide you with any additional information and what your thoughts are on my attendance at the event. In the meantime, I’ll make sure to keep you in the loop on any updates. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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*Conference attendees have access to a negotiated rate at the conference hotel, Mandalay Bay Casino Resort. These rates are available on a first come, first serve basis through August 18, 2017. The sooner I book my accommodations, the more likely I am to qualify for the negotiated hotel rate.

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Sponsor Revolution

Lucene/Solr Revolution is the largest gathering place of Lucene/Solr users, developers, and vendors. Sponsoring Revolution is an ideal opportunity to recruit Lucene/Solr talent and showcase your brand, products, and services to organizations interested in leveraging Lucene/Solr and related technologies to solve their search and big data challenges.

Silver sponsors

  • Sematext runs Sematext Cloud - infrastructure and application performance monitoring and log management solution that gives businesses full-stack visibility by exposing logs, metrics and events through a single Cloud or On Premise solution. Sematext also provides Consulting, Training, and Production Support for Elasticsearch, the ELK/Elastic Stack, and Apache Solr.

  • Measured Search enables companies to elevate the experience of Apache Solr based search applications faster and with more confidence. SearchStax® by Measured Search is a leading cloud orchestration, management and analytics platform for Apache Solr. To learn more about Measured Search call 844.9.SEARCH, or visit

  • Bloomberg technology drives the world’s financial markets. Over 4,000 technologists define, architect, build and deploy complete systems to fulfill the needs of leading financial market participants globally. This includes communications platforms, real-time data, analytics, trading solutions, news and other critical information.

Exhibitor sponsors