After a bit of an unexpected delay we have now finalised the full schedule for this year (I say, "finalised" but there's always the possibility of small changes as we get closer).
We can also now reveal our third keynote speaker: Bryce Adelstein Lelbach who will close our conference with a topical topic that captures the current zeitgeist - although it's not clear how much of it he has written himself!
We also now have subjects for our other keynote speakers: Sean Parent will kick us off with "All the Safeties" - capturing another hot topic in our community, right now - in a way that only Sean, can. Safety in C++ cuts through several of our talks, this year - with at least one or two having it as their main theme.
Then Lisa Lippincott will mark our mid-way point by talking about endings. Specifically, "Why Loops End". Lisa will continue her tradition of taking a subject that we thought was so fundamental we understood it fully, and making us realise we're barely scratching the surface!
Our full-day workshops are on Tuesday, this year - immediately before the main conference. Choose from coroutines, concurrency or Modern C++ Idioms and bring your skills right up-to-date (separate ticket required).
As ever we will have an evening of lightning talks, which will run on the Wednesday evening. Anyone can submit a 5-minute talk on any subject that may be relevant to a C++ developer.
Our conference dinner (separate ticket required) will take place on Thursday evening in the lower conference rooms, with panoramic views over the sea as the sun sets. Our speakers are guests of honour, so this is a great chance to catch up with them in a relaxed social setting. And did we mention the views?
To enjoy the full conference its best to arrive the evening before (unless you're in one of our workshops, in which case you'll already be there). So our registration desk will be open on Tuesday evening for you to collect your badge and goodies bag. But we'll also have the bar open, so why not stick around for some socialising too?
We have nice long 90-minute lunch breaks, but if you want more content the second half of each lunch break is open to additional material in the main hall provided by some of our sponsors. While this is explicitly sponsored content these talks are usually technically appealing so why not hang out and see what they have to say? (these sessions will appear on the schedule as details become finalised).
This is a fantastic programme, which we're really looking forward to sharing with you in June.
If you don't already have your tickets, consider doing so soon because accommodation nearby is going fast! (There is more accommodation further away, but may be less convenient).
See you in Folkestone!