C++ on Sea is an 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!

We're also running a separate online event, C++ Online from 29th February - 2nd March 2024, with workshop days on the 28th Feb and 4th and 14th March. For full details please see the dedicated site, cpponline.uk

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Keynote Speakers for C++ on Sea 2024

3rd March 2024 at 16:20




We're thrilled to announce our line-up of keynote speakers for 2024!

Daniela Engert and Klaus Iglberger have blown away audiences over the last couple of years and this year get to do again as keynote speakers. Daniela has become known for blazing the trail with C++ Modules and modern C++ in general - both inside and outside the standards committee, while Klaus is the main developer behind the high performance maths library, Blaze, and is a trainer with a particular specialism in the modern application of Design Patterns.

Dave Abrahams will also be familiar to most, through his earlier work as one of the original leaders of Boost and in his work on the standards committee, and more recently at Adobe's Software Technology Lab where he is involved with the development of the Hylo language.

Want to join our keynote speakers? Our Call for speakers runs until 13th March. Speaking not your thing? Then Early Bird tickets are currently available.

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We welcome and encourage people from all parts of the community - very much including those that identify as minorities (which, relative to our community includes women), and commit to supporting you in any way we can. C++ on Sea abides by the Berlin Code of Conduct.

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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.

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

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