Lightning Talk Submissions

Thanks for your interest in presenting at CppCon. In addition to the regular program, we have two other ways to present: Lightning Talks and Open Content Sessions. These opportunities are open to anyone in the C++ community, even if you have are not registered at the conference. (You can also present a poster.)

CppCon SpeakerLightning Talks

Lightning talks are five minute talks that can be about anything you’d like to talk about (subject to approval by the conference). Often they are of a lighter or humorous nature, but they need not be. You can see some past CppCon lightning talks on our YouTube channel.

Although Lightning Talk sessions appear in the conference program, individual talks are not listed. But each talk is professionally recorded, edited, and uploaded to Channel 9 and YouTube.

You can read the latest Call for Lightning Talks.

You can submit your lightning talk with this form.


If you are going to be presenting, please review our information for CppCon presenters and subscribe to the Lightning Talk / Open Content Speakers mailing list.

If you have questions about either lighting talks or Open Content sessions, please send mail to Open Content Enquiries.