ACCU 2023 Conference Dates and Location

The ACCU 2023 conference will be from 2023-04-19 to 2023-04-22 plus two days full day tutorials on 2023-04-17 and 2023-04-18.

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.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers lasts three weeks and will close at midnight Monday 7th November 2022. Everybody who think that she or he can share some valuable experience or who wants to run a workshop is invited to propose a session.
Please follow this link to sign-up and propose an event for the conference: Call for Papers.
We are using frab as the new conference system for the first time. Some terms might be different to what you are used before. In case of any problem or question, please do not hesitate to send us an email to conference (at) accu (dot) org.

About the Conference

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.

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


Event Manager

ACCU Conferences are organised by Mosaic Events 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
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.


  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.