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


With top presenters in the C++ community and its ninety-minute format, C++Now has been the leader in cutting-edge, in-depth sessions on how to get the most from C++. For 2017, Boost has joined with JetBrains, the C++Now 2017 Video Sponsor, and Bash Films, the award-winning media production company that has set the standard for technical recordings in our industry, to provide C++Now 2017 session recordings at the highest level of quality available.

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


It is my pleasure to announce the fifth year of the C++Now Student/Volunteer program! We are again inviting students with an interest in C++ to attend the May 15-20, 2017 conference in Aspen, CO as Student/Volunteers.


Registration is Open

Registration for C++Now 2017 is open!

The Eleventh annual C++Now Conference (formerly BoostCon) will be held at the Aspen Center for Physics in Aspen, Colorado, May 15th to 20th, 2017.

Broken Fence - Photograph by Laurie Clow. Used with permission.
Photograph by Laurie Clow. Used with permission.

We expect C++Now to sell out again. Register immediately so you won’t miss out.


Call For Submissions

The C++Now 2017 Call For Submissions is open. We invite you to submit session proposals to the 6th annual C++Now Conference: C++Now 2017 (Aspen CO, USA, May 15 – 20, 2017).

C++Now builds upon the resounding success of previous BoostCon and C++Now conferences, We look forward to considering your proposals, among those from leading speakers from the entire C++ community, to make C++Now 2017 even better.