C++ on Sea is an international C++ conference taking place by the sea, in the UK. Our current venue is in Folkestone, near the entrance to the channel tunnel.

For 2020 our keynote speakers will be Hana Dusíková and Walter Brown.

News: Walter E. Brown - our second keynote speaker

Walter E. Brown

We're proud to announce that, joining Hana Dusíková, our second keynote speaker for 2020 will be Walter E. Brown.

Walter has been using C++ since before there was a C++ (at least by that name), and has been a respected voice in defining the language throughout the C++11 era up to today. He's been responsible for introducing many well used features into the language, and contributed to many more. His talks have always been stirring and insightful - yet accessible!

Remember, at time of writing, Super Early Bird tickets are available - but only a few tickets are available at this price.

We are pleased to be supported by our Platinum Sponsors:
We are pleased to be supported by our Gold Sponsors:
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.
Bronze Sponsors:


C++ on Sea is hosted in Folkestone in Kent, UK. 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 conference will be held in Leas Cliff Hall. This working theater 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.

A selection of our Community Sponsors: