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C++Now 2018

C++Now 2017, wrapped up with the announcement of C++Now 2018.

The dates for next year’s conference will be May 6 - 11, 2018 and the location will again be the Aspen Center for Physics in Aspen, Colorado (with some sessions at the adjacent Aspen Institute). The Aspen Meadows Resort will again serve as the official hotel for the conference.


We are announcing the final of this year’s three keynotes, all speaking on the theme:

What can C++ learn from other languages?

Ryan Newton, member of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler steering committee, will explain how Haskell limits user capabilities and why that is empowering.

In designing parallel programming abstractions, taking away user capabilities is as important as granting them. In his talk, he will explain the role of this idea in several different parallel programming libraries for Haskell, C++, and other languages–spanning from shared memory to big data.

Keynote Speaker Ryan Newton


This year’s C++Now keynotes share a common theme that reflects our desire for new perspectives:

What can C++ learn from other languages?

Ali Çehreli, the author of Programing in D, will explain the Competitive Advantage with D.

In addition to being the author of one of the most important books on D, Ali is the secretary and board member of The D Language Foundation.

Keynote Speaker Ali Çehreli


The complete Program for C++Now 2017 is now available.

C++Now Lightning Talk Audience
Photograph by Zoetic Ebb. Used with permission.


At C++Now, we love to challenge the status quo.

Many of our favorite C++Now keynotes have presented views that differ from accepted C++ philosophy and thoughtfully question common practice in the C++ community.

We have a few keynotes this year and they share a common theme that reflects our desire for new perspectives:

What can C++ learn from other languages?

Naturally, we started with Rust.

Nicholas Matsakis, a senior researcher at Mozilla Research and a member of the Rust core team, will be giving a keynote at C++Now 2017 about ownership in Rust called, Rust: Hack Without Fear.

Nicholas Matsakis, Mozilla, Rust core team