1-2 July 2024
3-5 July 2024

C++ on Sea is the international C++ conference taking place by the sea, in the UK. Our venue is in Folkestone, Kent, near the entrance to the channel tunnel with stunning views across the English Channel.

New for 2024: we're running two pre-conference workshop days, as well as our usual three-day main conference. And we're back to four tracks!

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News: Free pizza for Wednesday's Movie Night!

2nd July 2024 at 11:09

Movie Night poster

C++ on Sea 2024 has kicked off! We're on day two of the new two-day workshops and already the energy for the week is building.

Another new feature this year will be the Movie Night on Wednesday evening. Hosted by the indefatigable Walter Brown, this will use "video excerpts and short movies" to "go on an entertaining journey exploring and celebrating the programming profession, allowing us to reflect on where we’ve come from, and what it is that makes our profession great."

The Movie Night will run from 20:00 until gone 22:30. All this content is very welcome, but eagle-eyed attendees will have noticed that, with only 30 minutes between the lightning talks at the Movie Night, there is not a lot of time for going out to eat!

So we have arranged with venue to lay on pizza for the evening. The pizza should be served in the break between the lightning talks and the Movie Night - so stick around to eat and enjoy the movies!

(As a side note, we originally had a sponsor who was interested in covering the cost of the pizza. They had to pull out, so currently we are covering this from the conference budget. If any sponsor would like their name attached to the pizza evening please do let us know.)

We're very grateful to all our sponsors for supporting C++ on Sea and helping us to put on a great conference!


C++ on Sea is hosted at the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone in Kent, UK, overlooking the English Channel. This historic seaside town is also home to the channel tunnel and, as such, has excellent links to the rest of europe. It's also very accessible from London with the UK's (currently) only high speed link, the HS1. For more comprehensive travel information, see the page, Getting to C++ on Sea

The Leas Cliff Hall is a working theater that also has a dedicated conference suite. Built into the cliffs, and with floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the sea on three sides, the views are spectacular!

The venue is about a 15 minute walk from Folkestone Central station, or ten minutes walk to the bustling town centre. As well as the modern town the old quarter, home to art galleries, curio shops and bohemian cafes and restaurants, extends down to the picturesque harbour. It's no wonder The Times voted it one of the best places to live in 2023.

Although the venue is split across three floors, connected via staircases, it is also fully accessible via elevator.