Early Bird Deadline is This Week

If you’ve been thinking about¬†registering for CppCon 2021 onsite or online, now is the time — EarlyBird discount ends this week!

Because of the health and travel situation, we know that many who want to attend onsite don’t know for certain yet if they can make it onsite. Here are some things to help ease your mind about registering:

  • Any Online Early Bird registration can be upgraded later (even after the Early Bird deadline) to an Early Bird rate onsite registration. So if you get an Online Early Bird registration now, you will lock in the Early Bird rate if you later convert it to any of our onsite registration options.
  • Any onsite registration can be converted to an online registration with full refund of the difference in rate, no questions asked.
  • Any registration can be cancelled for a full refund with no questions asked until the day before the conference (October 23rd). So if you plan to attend onsite and get an Early Bird onsite registration now, you can get your money back in full if it turns out international travel restrictions or any other issues get in the way.
  • The Gaylord Rockies‘ refund policy for hotel room reservations is a complete refund with notice that is three working days prior to arrival date.

These registration/refund policies and the low price on Online Early Bird registration make that a no-brainer. Online registration gives you exclusive early access to all the videos that we’ll be adding to the CppCon YouTube channel, but it is easy to justify the cost of Online Early Bird registration even if you are only able to spend one day (or even just a couple of evenings) watching sessions and engaging online with CppCon attendees in our awesome virtual venue. Early access to session videos is just an amazing bonus.

Don’t let COVID deprive you of the opportunity to engage with the C++ community in 2021!

In any case, you can register now to lock in the Early Bird rate. We look forward to seeing many of you in person or online at CppCon 2021 for what will surely be one of the most memorable CppCons ever.

CppCon 2021 Call for Volunteers and Volunteer Grant Program

Be a part of making CppCon 2021 an exciting event.  Please join us as a volunteer.

As a hybrid conference for the first time, we anticipate new challenges. To meet these challenges we’ll need both onsite and online-only volunteers.

Delivering some of our content online this year will require more training of online volunteers to understand the content delivery technologies that we’ll be using.

If you want more information about volunteering, contact us at volunteers@cppcon.org.

For more information about volunteering and the Volunteer Grant Program, please see our Volunteer page.

Join a great team and be a part of history making in the C++ community, please complete the CppCon 2021 Volunteer Application Form. There will be other steps after completion, we will contact you to assist you with setup for the conference.

Thank you

Brett Searles

Please note that registration to be an onsite volunteer will be ending October 1st. Registration to be an online volunteer is closed.

New Software Design Track at CppCon 2021

CppCon 2021 introduces a new Software Design Track.
Lisa LippincottEvery year CppCon presents dozens of sessions on how to produce high quality C++ code. But high quality software products require more of software engineers than just good coding. Great software products are built by engineers with great design skills, so CppCon also presents sessions focused on designing software components of high quality.
 
To advance this objective, CppCon now features a dedicated Software Design Track. This track will address the art of managing the interactions between software entities, of reducing coupling and of creating good and meaningful abstractions. It will focus on maintainable code and on how to design for changeability, scalability, extensibility, and testability.
 
Klaus IglbergerIf you have something to share about software design and want to contribute your experience to the entire C++ community, please consider submitting a talk. Possible topics include design techniques for all paradigms and both static and dynamic polymorphism, design and architectural patterns, good and bad experiences from real world projects (i.e. war stories), and even advice on how to manage big projects via proper software organization. The call for submission is open till July 19th.
Please contact the Software Design Track Chairs, Klaus Iglberger and Mike Shah, if you have any questions or suggestions.

CppCon 2021 Registration is Open

Registration DeskRegistration is now open for CppCon 2021!

Our community has been eagerly awaiting a return to the type of in-person events for which CppCon has long been known and this October we are bringing you that event in Aurora, Colorado.

Attendees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before attending any onsite events. Attendees must confirm their vaccination status with the conference either online or onsite at badge registration. Confirming online in advance of the conference saves time by streamlining the onsite registration process.

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 July.
  • For those unable to attend in person,¬†Online registration gives access to both online and onsite sessions as well as our Gather.town virtual venue for fun, games, puzzles, and engagement with other attendees including presenters and exhibitors.
  • Onsite attendees have the option of registering for both onsite and online access or for onsite-only. Why would an onsite attendee want to include online registration? Only online attendees have access to online sessions and the virtual venue. Online attendees will also have access to “rough cut” versions of all session recordings (onsite and online) until they are edited and made available on the CppCon YouTube channel.
  • We are also offering an¬†Economy registration that doesn’t include the “Meet the Presenters” Banquet, annual tee shirt, or souvenir that are included in Full registration.
  • We have three options available for full-time students, Full, Economy, and Online.
  • We are accepting registrations¬†for the Field Trip on the Georgetown Loop Railroad, which is sponsored this year by the North Denver Metro C++ Meetup.

#include DinnerWe are not yet accepting reservations for this year’s CppCon Academy classes.

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 2021 Call for Submissions

CppCon is the annual, week-long (October 24th-29th, 2021) face-to-face (and now also online) gathering for the entire C++ community. The conference is organized by the C++ community for the community and so we invite you to present. The conference regular program consists of five days of sixty minute sessions.

CppCon videoLeveraging our experience of serving the global C++ community from last year’s very successful online CppCon, and our many years of providing an unmatched in-person experience, this fall’s CppCon will be a hybrid conference with¬† some presenters and other attendees onsite in Aurora, Colorado, and some presenters and other attendees online.

We hope that everyone can join us onsite, but we know that some people can’t or won’t be able to join us in Aurora this October. We are looking for presenters who can present in person and also for presenters who will be presenting remotely (presenter teams welcome).¬† Submitters can apply for an onsite session, an online session, or both (indicating which they’d prefer). We understand that a submission is not a commitment and that situations may change. We are prepared to respond appropriately to changing situations that affect your availability. Our goal is always to present the best possible program to attendees, both onsite and online, and we look forward to working with you to achieve this.

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 regular program talk at CppCon 2021.

The submissions deadline is July 19th, with decisions sent by August 30th.

In addition to the dedicated Back to Basics Track and Embedded Track, we are looking for people with new ideas for tracks or specialities to better serve the C++ community.

For 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.

Please also watch for Call for Authors and Call for Volunteers coming soon.

Call for Volunteers

If you would like to a part of making CppCon an event, please join us as a volunteer.

Being entirely online this year, means the volunteer duties will be very different than previous years, but the mission to produce an event that runs smoothly for all attendees is that same.

Delivering all of our content online this year will require more training of volunteers to understand the content delivery technologies that we’ll be using.

If you want more information about volunteering, contact us at volunteers@cppcon.org.

The main volunteer detail will be between 0800 to 1500 Aurora, Colorado (Mountain) time. If you can volunteer all week, this would be excellent, yet if you only have limited time, we welcome you as well.

If you want to join a great team and be a part of history making in the C++ community, please complete the CppCon 2020 Volunteer Application Form. There will be other steps after completion, yet will contact you to assist you with setup for the conference.

Thank you

Brett Searles
Matthew Butler

Please note that registration to be a volunteer will be ending the August 31st so that there will be enough time to adequately train all volunteers.

Registration for CppCon 2020 is Open

2020 has a been a challenging year for all of us. As C++ programmers with in-demand skills and, for most of us, the ability to work from home, we are better off than many, but it hasn’t been easy for any of us.

Most of us value the experience of having casual conversations with smart, knowledgeable C++ programmers, particularly when a new version of Standard C++ is out. In a year in which these opportunities have been severely reduced by a combination of working at home and the cancellation of in-person events such as conferences and user group meetings, we appreciate the in-person experience all the more. CppCon, one of the best C++ in-person experiences of the year, is needed this year more than ever and we are excited to be bringing it to you.

Vanderbilt University Medical CenterOf course, we can only do this if it is safe to do so. We are monitoring the situation closely and will hold the event only if it is safe to do so and only in a manner that is safe. We are working very closely with our venue, the Gaylord Rockies, in planning the event. They have selected Vanderbilt University Medical Center as their Wellness Advisor and have published their Health and Safety Cleanliness Standards.

We still have a lot of details to work out, but we know that this year‚Äôs conference will be very different than a ‚Äúnormal‚ÄĚ CppCon. We’ll still have the most important aspects, a lot of great content (including a new Embedded Track joining our Back to Basic Track), great classes, and opportunities for you to meet and engage with some of the most knowledgable and articulate developers in the C++ world. We are planning on having much more personal space during and between sessions. Although there will be plenty of opportunities for engaging with other attendees, these will be in informal small-group settings. Large social events, such as the Meet the Speakers Banquet, that we‚Äôve had in previous conferences will, no doubt, return in future years.

Because we must cap our attendance (we don’t yet have an exact number, we are still working that out), we are looking at the possibility, for the first time with CppCon, of selling out the conference. If you’d like to attend, register as soon as possible. You may be concerned about registering and then discovering that you can’t attend. This is understandable, so we are offering a no-questions-asked, complete refund until thirty days before the conference, August 14th. (At that point, we need to make certain financial commitments to our vendors, but if you need to cancel after that, we’ll apply your 2020 fee to provide a free registration for CppCon 2021.)

CppCon 2020 will be an exciting and memorable event in a difficult year, but I’m looking forward to what we are planning and hope that you are as well. I understand that many CppCon regulars will not be able to attend, but if can join us, please register to hold your spot and plan to take part in great discussions about best practices, new ideas and techniques, and C++20.

Jon Kalb
Conference Chair

CppCon 2020 Call for Submissions

CppCon is the annual, week-long face-to-face gathering for the entire C++ community. The conference is organized by the C++ community for the community and so we invite you to present. The conference regular program consists of five days of sixty minute sessions.

Given the current situation regarding COVID-19, we feel it is best to be totally transparent with our planning process. We are closely monitoring the news regarding restrictions on travel and large gatherings. It takes about 9-12 months of planning for each conference and given that we do not know the situation in September, we are moving forward with the hope that it will be safe to see you all in Aurora.

Have you learned something interesting about C++, maybe a new technique possible in C++14/17/20? Or perhaps you have implemented something cool related to C++, maybe a new C++ library? If so, consider sharing it with other C++ enthusiasts by giving a regular program talk at CppCon 2020.

The submissions deadline is June 5th with decisions sent by July 27th.

We’ve made a format change to better serve the needs of our community. In addition to the dedicated track that we introduced last year (the Back to Basics Track), we’ve created another dedicated track (the Embedded Track).

For 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 this summer. The deadline for these is the conference itself.

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 2020 Call for Authors form.

Call for Proposals for CppCon 2020 Classes

The conference is asking for instructors to submit proposals¬†for pre- and post-conferences classes and/or workshops to be taught in conjunction with next September’s CppCon 2020.

If you are interested in teaching such a class or workshop, please contact us at info@cppcon.org and we’ll send you an instructors’ prospectus and address any questions that you might have. The deadline for submitting proposals is December 20th, 2019.