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.

Our 2023 event will run from 27th-30th June (including the workshops day) and we'll be announcing more information soon. Check back here, subscribe to our RSS feed, or register by email for updates, to keep up to date.

The 2023 Call for Speakers opens

1st December 2022 at 14:24

We'd love to have you up in front our friendly audience for 2023!

Whether you're a first-time speaker, or an old pro, we have a place for you at C++ on Sea in 2023. We'd love to hear from all parts of the community, so if you have something to say - please let us know!

The call runs until 8th January 2023. If you're reading this at the start of December that might sound like a long way off, yet - but don't be fooled! Due to time dilation caused by the end of year holiday season, it can sneak up much faster than you expect. So don't delay.

At time of writing we don't, yet, know if we'll be able to run an online component to the conference (we're investigating some possibilities). In the meantime we still have a field in the submissions form to capture your preference for speaking in-person or online. So don't let that hold you back.

So, if you're interested in presenting a 60 minute or 90 minute talk, or a one day or half-day workshop, please visit the our Call For Speakers page for more information and a link to the Speaker Portal.

We are pleased to be supported by our Platinum Sponsor:
As well as our Gold Sponsors:
And our Silver 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 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.

A selection of our Community Sponsors: