Conference Dates and Location

The ACCU 2022 conference will be from 2022-04-06 to 2022-04-09 plus two days full day tutorials on 2022-04-04 and 2022-04-05.

The conference will be held as hybrid event (on-site and online). The Bristol Marriott City Centre hotel in Bristol, UK once again will be the venue.


Guy Davidson Hannah Dee Patricia Aas Titus Winters

Historically, ACCU conferences have a lot of C++ and C content, and is proud of that: ACCU is the foremost annual conference for people interested in C++ and C, at least in and around the UK. But it is not just a C++ and C conference, ACCU conferences are about programming in whatever language people are using, with whatever tools and processes people are using. D, Chapel, Java, Kotlin, C#, F#, Groovy, Rust, Go, Python, Ruby, and Lisp are just a few programming languages about which there have been sessions at ACCU conferences. Git, Mercurial, CMake, Meson, TDD, BDD, and many other software development tools and techniques have been the focus of sessions at ACCU conferences. ACCU conferences look for sessions that will be interesting to people who create software.

ACCU conferences have:

  • 90 minute sessions, either:

    • 75 minute presentation with 15 minutes questions and answers [ 1 ] , or

    • a workshop [ 2 ] .

  • 180 minute workshops [ 3 ] .

  • 20 minute sessions, 15 minute presentation and 5 minutes questions and answers.

  • Full day (6 hour with breaks) pre-conference workshops.

All speakers benefit from the speaker package. More details see [ below ]

There are also lightning talk sessions; but, as ever, these are organised at the conference.

Volunteers Wanted

We are now recruiting volunteers for the conference. If you would like to help out again, please fill out the following form

Please note that we are primarily recruiting online volunteers, but there is also a section that asks if you would be willing to work as a Track Host (which is currently a potential requirement). Some people may be asked to move to the Track Host role if needed


Event Manager

ACCU Conferences are organised by Archer Yates Associates and a ACCU Conference Programme Committee (on behalf of ACCU).

Conference Chair

Felix Petriconi

Conference Programme Committee

Anastasia Kazakova
CB Bailey
Francis Glassborow
Gail Ollis
Guy Davidson
Jon Kalb
Roger Orr
Timur Doumler


The main ACCU Conference web site is here.

The general ACCU conference latest news/blog is here – this will be news not specific to a given conference. Each conference specific website also has a latest news/blog; for details see the conference specific website.

There is an ACCUConf YouTube channel which is here.

There is an @ACCUConf Twitter account and #ACCUConf is used as the hashtag.

The ACCU conference code of conduct is here.

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  1. Some people choose to structure this as 90 minutes of interactive presentation instead of 60 minutes presentation and 30 minutes Q&A, and that is fine – the point is to have interaction and dialogue. A 90 minutes one-way presentation without interaction is not really what we want.

  2. A workshop is all about people doing things.

  3. For the situation when 90 minutes is just too short for the activity.

  4. Speaker Entitlements & Guidelines

    All 90 minute session/workshop speakers will benefit from:

    • Complimentary registration to the four day conference (6th – 9th April 2022 inclusive)

    • One Conference Dinner ticket (guests are charged the full rate of £35 + VAT)

    • One nights’ accommodation (single occupancy) bed and breakfast at the conference hotel (Bristol Marriott City Centre) If you wish to stay longer you must pay additional nights and all extras on departure.

    • Travel (UK) expenses cover mileage, train or domestic flight. Mileage is capped to a maximum amount of £100. Train Travel is capped to a maximum of £125. Please try and book your travel early in order to benefit from the most competitive rates.

    • Travel (Overseas) expenses cover ‘reasonable’ economy class flights, train or coach (whichever is cheapest) to the following maximum amounts:

      • International flights up to £800 or $1100. Costs above this must be authorised before booking.

      • European flights/train/coach up to £350 or €400. Costs above this must be authorised before booking

    • If your costs are to be covered by your employer we will be pleased to display a company logo with hyperlink to a url of your choice on the registration website as a gesture of appreciation.

    If a session has multiple speakers the expenses are paid to one person only (they can then share if they wish) – which will be the person with the lowest travel expenses.

    Pre Conference Workshop Presenters:

    • A presentation fee of £750 will be payable to the Workshop Presenter (the Early Careers Tutorial speakers receive a reduced fee of £175 each)

    • One nights’ accommodation is covered by the ACCU for either the night before or the night of the pre conference tutorial. If a workshop presenter is also presenting a 90 minute session, the above benefits will also apply. If they are not presenting a 90 minute session as well, then all registration fees will be chargeable.

    20 minute session speakers

    • 20 minute session speakers benefit from a 20% discount on their registration fee. No other entitlements apply.
      If a 20 minute speaker is also presenting a 90 minute session, then the 90 minute speaker benefits will apply.

    Speaker Responsibilities

    • Transfers from airports should be completed in the most cost effective manner if claiming expenses.

    • All receipts for travel must be kept and copies supplied with a signed expenses form (supplied at the conference).

    • Speakers are asked to keep their costs within the guidelines or seek advice if over and above the stipulated amounts.

    • If a speaker needs to cancel after travel has been booked and paid for, AYA will refund costs only if the cancellation is due to a major emergency. A reasonable administration fee may be applied.

    • All expense claims must be made within two months of the conference date.

    Presentation and other Information

    • Each room used for presentations will be set-up with theatre style seating and a small top table, and equipped with a projector and screen.

    • Laptops will not be supplied unless requested in advance.

    • Presentations should be loaded by the presenter on the day. AYA will endeavour to fulfil any specific equipment or AV assistance requests made in advance of the event.

    • A full conference programme will be available online.

    • Expenses will be paid within 14 days (approx.) of receiving the complete expenses form and receipts. Relevant bank details should be provided on the form in order that a bank payment can be made.

    • Smaller expense claims can be made at the conference (under £200) and these will generally be paid by cheque or cash – UK sterling.

    • It is likely we will video and sound record a number of sessions. If you do not wish to be filmed or recorded please inform us in advance.