C++ on Sea is a new C++ conference taking place for the first time in Folkestone, Kent, UK from 4th-6th February 2019. We're pleased to announce that our keynote speakers will be Kate Gregory and Matt Godbolt.

Conference tickets are now on sale.

The list of speakers has been announced - as well as workshops. A full schedule will be coming soon.

We are pleased to have as Gold Sponsors:


Two days of great content

In the main conference days, international experts will mingle with great local speakers for a rich and diverse programme. Three(-and-a-half) tracks, two keynotes, a plenary and an evening of lightning talks. There will be something for everybody, no matter what your background and current experience levels. Even if you haven't submitted a full talk you will still have a chance to join in with a lightning talk.

One day of workshops

The day after the main conference will be dedicated to workshop-based training. Experienced trainers will offer material for both beginners and experts. This is a more classroom-like environment where you will be expected to follow along on your own laptop.

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.


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.

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.