The Wild Animal Sanctuary Field Trip Announced

The CppCon 2023 Field Trip will be a Wild Animal Sanctuary adventure.

Join Us on an Inspiring Journey to a Wild Animal Sanctuary!

We are thrilled to extend a warm invitation to all fellow conference attendees to join us on an extraordinary adventure beyond the conference venue. As part of our commitment to fostering a well-rounded experience, we have organized a visit to a remarkable wild animal sanctuary that promises to be both educational and awe-inspiring.


North of the conference hotel, the Wild Animal Sanctuary offers an incredible 1,214 acres (4.9 km^2) of natural habitats for rescued animals to enjoy. ​One of the largest carnivore sanctuaries in the world, designed and built like no other in existence. Everything about the facility is designed to ensure the animals’ welfare remains top priority, even with the numerous modern comforts provided to guests.

The raised walkway gives an unmatched vantage to see great animals at ease, engaging in their large environments. During our visit, we will have the opportunity to witness firsthand the incredible conservation efforts that go into protecting and rehabilitating these remarkable animals. 

 

 

 

We sincerely hope that you will seize this opportunity to explore the wonders of the wild alongside your fellow conference attendees. Let us come together, learn from nature’s marvels, and create memories that will leave a lasting impact. Transportation and Lunch will be provided in a location to facilitate meeting your fellow conference attendees.

We look forward to sharing this remarkable experience with you!





 

Spend a fun-filled Sunday October 1st with fellow attendees to take a walk on the wild side.

If you are arriving for CppCon 2023 by Sunday morning, this is your opportunity to get to know some of your fellow attendees while experiencing an amazing wildlife experience.

See the CppCon 2023 Field Trip page for details.

Register here!


North Denver Metro C++ MeetupThis year’s field trip is sponsored by the North Denver Metro C++ Meetup.

 

 

 


Call for Author Participation

Book SIgningCppCon represents an unparalleled opportunity for C++ authors to engage with potential reviewers and readers.

For authors that are able to attend in person, the conference will schedule signing opportunities and panels with other authors. Authors can submit session proposals for the Main Program and/or Open Content sessions.

Book SigningEven for authors that cannot attend in person, the conference is an opportunity for exposure by working with authors to have their hard copy books available for sale at the conference and/or having special attendee discounts for ebook editions.

To register your interest in learning more about author opportunities at CppCon, please fill out the CppCon 2023 Call for Authors form.

CppCon 2023 Call for Submissions

CppCon is the annual, week-long (October 1st-6th, 2023) face-to-face gathering for the entire C++ community. The conference Main Program consists of five days of several concurrent tracks of sixty-minute sessions.

This conference is organized by the C++ Community for the C++ Community. We want the whole community to be represented. We especially encourage those who identify as coming from an underrepresented community to apply to present and to be present. Presenting a talk is not limited to previous presenters or previous attendees.

This year’s edition of CppCon will be onsite at the Gaylord Rockies in Aurora, Colorado.

Have you learned something interesting about C++, maybe a new technique possible in C++17/20/23? Or perhaps you have implemented something cool, maybe a new C++ library? Or perhaps have an idea for a future language or library feature that you want to advocate for? If so, consider sharing it with other C++ enthusiasts by giving a Main Program talk at CppCon 2023.

In the past year there has been great interest in C++ “evolution” or “successor” languages. These are an important part of today’s C++ community, and so CppCon 2022 had well-received talks about Val and other such experiments. These talks are in scope for CppCon 2023, as long as they are of interest to C++ developers and tied to C++ evolution and are not primarily talks about rewriting entire C++ codebases in something other than C++. For example, a talk on How to migrate your C++ code to Haskell is off-topic and will not be considered, but a talk on What C++ Programmers Can Learn from Swift, or What Rust Procedural Macros Might Look Like in C++, or Results of Val/Carbon/Circle Experiments That Could Be Incorporated Into ISO C++ Evolution are on-topic and will be considered.

The submission deadline is June 25th, with decisions sent by July 31st.

To facilitate a double-blind review process, please avoid statements in your abstract that remove all uncertainty about who you are. See examples on the Submissions page.

We plan to have most (if not all) of the same tracks as last year, and we would like to add a few more. Each track will put out a call for submissions as we confirm their participation. If you plan to submit to a track, please indicate in your submission which track(s) you’d expect your talk to fit into. If you have new ideas for tracks or special interest areas to better serve the C++ community, please get in touch with the program committee directly with your thoughts.

For talk topic ideas, possible formats, submission instructions and valuable advice on how to make the best possible submission, see the Submissions page.

Note: Calls for Lightning Talks and Open Content sessions will be made later this summer. The deadline for these is the conference itself.

CppCon 2023 Registration is Open

Registration is now open for CppCon 2023, an all-in-person conference being held at the Gaylord Rockies in Aurora, Colorado. A separate registration for CppCon Academy 2023 will be open soon. (We’ll have some online classes, but conference sessions will be onsite-only, recorded, and posted to the CppCon YouTube channel.)

Registration Desk

With your stay at the Gaylord Rockies, receive up to five days of lunch vouchers (one for each night of your stay, up to $30 per lunch) and free high-speed WiFi throughout the conference site. The same high-speed WiFi available in your room is also available throughout the entire conference space.

These benefits are exclusively for attendees staying at the Gaylord Rockies.

Maximize your conference experience with the comfort and convenience of staying onsite and the official CppCon hotel.

No special registration is required. Just register for the conference and book a room in your name at the Gaylord Rockies.

Registration details are available on our registration page, but the high points are:

  • Substantial savings are available for Early Bird registrations before the end of June 23rd.
  • The conference is onsite, but CppCon Academy will offer both onsite and online classes.
  • We are also offering an Economy registration that doesn’t include the “Meet the Presenters” Banquet, annual tee shirt, CppCache credit, or souvenir that are included in Full registration.
  • We have two options available for full-time students, Full and Economy.

Visa application support for non-US attendees is available.

As always, we offer support for academics and employees of non-profits and, thanks to the support of the C++ Alliance, child care.

CppCon 2022 Code of Conduct Transparency Report

The following summary is intended to help the community understand what kind of Code of Conduct (CoC) incidents we received reports about in the year since previous conference, and how the CppCon CoC team and organisers responded.

Overview

Again at CppCon 2022, staff and volunteers participated in CoC training prior to the conference.

The Code of Conduct team for CppCon 2022 was led by Guy Davidson and consisted of Sy Brand, Inbal Levi and Gabriel Dos Reis. Inbal and Gabriel were on-site, while Guy and Sy were off-site, in the UTC+1 time zone. (CppCon 2022 was a hybrid conference, with on-site and on-line talks and participants.)

The code of conduct for CppCon 2022 was as published here, using the August 10th 2022 commit.

Summary of reports at CppCon

At CppCon 2022, one incident was brought to the attention of the CoC team:

(1) An organiser was concerned that a speaker’s talk slides promoted favouring one side in an active war. There was no formal CoC report, but both the organiser and speaker notified the CoC team of the concern.

  • Within 48 hours the CoC team replied that the specific statement violated no provision of the Code of Conduct. In future, the CoC team, conference organisers, and Foundation directors will consider whether to provide any suggestions or policy for speakers about non-technical content on slides.

Other reports regarding past/other conferences

Around the same time as this year’s conference, there were also one report regarding a past CppCon conference, and two reports regarding non-CppCon conferences:

(2) A past speaker complained that at a previous CppCon conference an organiser had approached others, including women, in a way they felt was sexually suggestive and that discriminated against non-speaker men.

  • The CoC team had witnessed several occasions of the interaction being complained about, and decided that whether it was suggestive or discriminatory was a matter of opinion. However, the organiser was informed of this complaint so that they could be aware of the additional perspective.

(3) A past speaker complained about the conduct of a CppCon organiser at another non-CppCon conference.

  • Even though the complaint was about events outside CppCon and so not under the CppCon CoC, because it could call into question a CppCon organiser’s judgment, the CppCon CoC team and (different) CppCon organisers reached out to the CoC team of the other conference. The other conference said they had investigated the same complaint regarding their conference and had decided to take no action.

(4) A past speaker complained about the aggressive conduct of a member of the community at another non-CppCon conference.

  • In our investigation, the CppCon CoC team reached out to the CoC team of the other conference. They were able to confirm the incident. We noted their response; since the behaviour took place outside of CppCon, there is no action to answer here. However, we have recorded the reports and decided to monitor the behaviour of this community member at CppCon in the future.

Restriction enforcement

Finally, before CppCon 2022 an incident arose that was not a CoC report but was enforcing a preexisting restriction:

(5) After the call for submissions for CppCon 2022, a person who is restricted and not permitted to work in the conference nevertheless responded to a prospective speaker who inquired for help with their talk submission.

  • The organisers realised that they had overlooked removing the restricted person from the speaker help request email list. The organisers removed the restricted person from that list; they checked all the email lists again to ensure the restricted person was removed from all of them; they reminded the restricted person that the restricted person was not allowed to participate any conference roles; they informed the prospective speaker that the restricted person did not represent the conference and arranged for someone actually from the conference to assist the speaker; and they informed the CoC team about this enforcement of the existing restrictions.

Call for Proposals for CppCon Academy 2023 Classes

CppCon Academy is asking for instructors to submit proposals for pre- and post-conferences classes and/or workshops to be taught in conjunction with this fall’s CppCon 2023.

The Academy is interested in proposals for either onsite classes or online classes.

If you are interested in teaching such a class or workshop, please review the instructors’ prospectus and/or contact jon@cppcon.org with any questions that you might have. The deadline for submitting proposals is January 31st, 2023.

2022 Keynote on Embedded Firmware in C++: Erik Rainey, prerelease

Erik Rainey on embedded firmware in C++ at his CppCon 2022 keynote in Aurora, Colorado!

This video is in “prerelease” and cannot be found directly on our YouTube channel, instead we are providing a direct link here only! Feel free to share this with colleagues and friends and impress them with your insider access 😉

2022 Keynote on Contemporary C++: Daniela Engert, prerelease

Daniela Engert on contemporary C++ at her CppCon 2022 keynote in Aurora, Colorado!

This video is in “prerelease” and cannot be found directly on our YouTube channel, instead we are providing a direct link here only! Feel free to share this with colleagues and friends and impress them with your insider access 😉