Keynote – Sample Ask email

Dear xxx,

It is with great pleasure that I would like to invite you, on behalf of the 2014 Grace Hopper
Celebration of Women in Computing steering committee, to be our Keynote speaker. The Keynote is scheduled on xxx at 8:30 AM.

Where: xxx
Conference Dates: xxx
Keynote Date/Time: xxx
Theme: EVERYWHERE.EVERYONE.

The Grace Hopper Celebration has grown since 1994 to become an International conference and the world’s largest gathering of technical women in computing. The recently concluded GHC 2013
conference Minneapolis, Minnesota exceeded expectations. We had over xxx
women from xxx countries, of which xxx were students, arriving to share their technical
accomplishments, learn, be inspired and to celebrate.

For 2014, the audience will be around 6,000 people, primarily technical women – an amazing mix of Computer Science and Engineering students, faculty, and industry women.

Your journey would not only serve as an inspiration to the attendees but also stands to exemplify our theme for this year which is “EVERYWHERE.EVERYONE”

I hope that you will consider our request favorably.
Warm regards,