Call For Speakers

So you'd like to present at C++ on Sea? Great! We look forward to and welcome submissions from everyone, including those who might otherwise feel excluded.

The call closed at 23:59:59, British Summer Time, on 31st July 2018

We have slots for 60 minute and 90 minute talks, as well as full day workshops (on a dedicated, post-conference, day). 120 minute talks are also possible (by stacking two 60 minute sessions back-to-back), but they should be rare. We will also be running lightning talks on the first evening, and will start accepting proposals for those just before - or at - the conference itself.

For now we're collecting submissions via Google Forms. There are some downsides to this, for example if you want to make multiple submissions you'll have to re-enter your personl details again. Since you'll get an email notification with all the data you entered, we suggest you copy-and-paste those parts from there.

Please follow this link for the submissions form

In the future we plan to have a dedicated speaker portal that will do a better job of this.

What should I present on?

The main subject should be C++ related, of course. But beyond that we're looking for a diverse range of material - including content aimed more at beginners to C++ (an often overlooked demographic at these sort of conferences). Of course intermediate and advanced topics are also encouraged.

Who should present?

We want to put on the best conference possible. While that means we'll look for a good number of experienced speakers, we also feel that it's important to have space in the programme for newer speakers. We want to draw on as diverse a range of contributors as possible - the less your voice is usually heard the more valuable it can be! So we'd also like to make especially clear that people from all backgrounds - minorities or otherwise - are not only welcome, but we will do whatever we can to actively support you. If you have any questions or concerns about this, always feel free to contact us.

How long do I have?

The Call For Speakers will remain open until the end of July. After that time a panel of reviewers will short-list the talks that will make up the programme. We aim to notify speakers early in September.

Benefits

All (60+ minute) speakers will be eligible for travel and accomodation support. Full details are available here, but in general most people will be fully covered. Conference entry will also be included, of course.

Workshop presenters will receive a generous percentage of ticket sales as detailed here.