The 2023 Call for Speakers runs until 8th January 2023

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.

This year the conference will run, in person from 28th - 30th June 2023, with a pre-conference workshops day on the 27th. We are still evaluating whether we can run a hybrid event as the approach taken for 2022 is not sustainable. In any case we expect most, if not all, speakers to be onsite. If you can only speak online, or would prefer to, you can still submit a proposal. There is a field to capture this preference.

The main conference will feature mostly 60 minute presentations, with a few 90 minute slots available, too. We also have the facility to include half-day workshops in the main programme. And we will also be running lightning talks on one of the evenings, which we'll collect proposals for closer to the event.

The workshop day is ticketed separately, so full day workshop instructors will get a generous share of the revenue. Half-day workshops are part of the main programme (think of them as 60+90 minute slots, back-to-back) and are a great way for new instructors to test the waters, or if you just want to go deep on a topic.

What should I present on?

The main subject should be C++ related - although we may consider a small number of other topics that may be of interest to typical C++ developers. Note that talks on C++ successor languages, such as Carbon, are considered "C++ related".

But beyond that we're looking for a diverse range of material - including content aimed more at beginners to C++. Of course intermediate and advanced topics are also encouraged.

Who should present?

We want to put on the best conference possible. We believe that this means hearing from voices from different backgrounds and experience levels. As part of this commitment, the main round of submission reviews is anonymised (so please try to avoid including personally identifiable words or phrases in your title, abstract and outline).

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 midnight (GMT) on 8th January 2022. But don't wait until then! The holiday season at the end of December is a great time to polish those last minute ideas - but if you can submit even sooner than that's better still. After that time a panel of reviewers will short-list the content (both talks and workshops) that will make up the programme. We aim to notify speakers by early February.


All (60+ minute) speakers will be eligible for travel and accommodation support. Full details are available here, but in general most people will be fully covered. Conference entry will also be included, of course. (Note that, because full-day workshops are ticketed separately, and profit is shared with the instructors, these are not included in the free entry package)

Full-day workshop presenters will also receive a generous percentage of ticket sales as detailed here.

Submit your ideas here

Please use our Speaker Portal to submit and manage your proposals: