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 conference runs from 7th-10th June 2020 - with the Sunday, 7th, being dedicated to full-day workshops. For more details see the rest of this site, especially the home page.

We have slots for 60 minute and 90 minute talks, as well as full day workshops (on a dedicated, pre-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, which we'll collect proposals for closer to the event.

We now have a brand new Speaker Portal where you can submit and manage your proposals:

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 November 2019. 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 the new year.


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.