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 with stunning views across the English Channel.

New for 2024: we're running two pre-conference workshop days, as well as our usual three-day main conference. And we're back to four tracks!

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Full schedule for 2024

6th May 2024 at 13:41

We now have the full schedule for 2024 - and it's a doozy! We also have a few new features this year.

Nico Josuttis speaking

🗣‍ Workshops

As previously announced, we're running 2-day workshops for the first time - three of them! We also have two 1-day workshops, which run back-to-back and have a common theme, so you can even take both!

🛤️ 4 Tracks

We are back to a full four tracks for the main conference. In fact this will be the first year we have put on four tracks over a full three days - so we have more content than ever before!

That's just as well because we had some awesome sessions to choose from - and still had to so no to plenty of world class proposals.

We also have two half-day workshops in the main programme. These run on Thursday morning and span 60 minute and 90 minute sessions back-to-back (with a break in-between). They are designed to be attended all the way through, but you can still mix and match them with other sessions.

🗝 Keynotes

As announced in March, we are very happy to have Dave Abrahams, Daniela Engert and Klaus Iglberger as our keynote speakers this year.

🍿 Movie Night

Another new element is the Movie Night, hosted by Walter Brown, on Wednesday evening. This runs from 20:00 to past 22:00, so is a late one, but will be a fascinating journey through a variety of computing-related topics, told through a series of videos, with music and other fun along the way.

⚡️ Lightning talks + 🥗 Dinner on Sea

Returning are two blocks of lightning talks on Wednesday and Thursday late afternoons and the conference dinner (separate ticket required) on the Thursday evening.

Anyone can propose a lightning talk. Submissions will be collected closer to the event.

🍸 Pre-registration evening

To enjoy the full conference its best to arrive the evening before the first day (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?

✚ Sponsored content

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 packed schedule that you're not going to want to miss!

We are pleased to be supported by our Platinum Sponsor:

As well as our Gold Sponsors:

We are pleased to be supported by 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: