The ACCU Conference is the annual conference of the ACCU membership, but is open to any and all who wish to attend. The tagline for the ACCU is "Professionalism in Programming", which captures the whole spectrum of programming languages, tools, techniques and processes involved in advancing our craft. While there remains a core of C and C++ - with many members participating in respective ISO standards bodies - the conference, like the organisation, embraces other language ecosystems and you should expect to see sessions on C#, D, F#, Go, Javascript, Haskell, Java, Kotlin, Lisp, Python, Ruby, Rust, Swift and more. There are always sessions on TDD, BDD, and how to do programming right.

The ACCU Conference is a conference by programmers for programmers about programming.

At its core the ACCU Conference is about developers who want to share their experience through presentations and interactive workshops with other developers. To reach as many as possible we plan, again, to run a hybrid conference in 2025. All sessions will be onsite at our venue in Bristol. but most will be live streamed for remote attendees.

News: Welcome back to Bloomberg, our Headline sponsor, for 2024

17th April 2024 at 14:19

Once again Bloomberg are joining us, this week, as Headline sponsor. Bloomberg have been exceptionally supportive of our community for many years, now, and are continuing the tradition.

Their booth with a Bloomberg terminal has become a fixture and is back again, this year. Do stop by for a chat.

Here's a message from them:

Bloomberg is building the world's most trusted information network for financial professionals. Our 9,000+ engineers are dedicated to advancing and building new systems for the Bloomberg Terminal and other products to solve complex, real-world problems.

C++ is one of our core programming languages. We are constantly pushing the language to its limits because our code needs to be scalable, reliable, and extremely fast — especially since every microsecond counts in the finance industry. Our C++ experts build everything from low-level libraries and components to some of the most performant financial applications, analytics, and trading systems in the world. They also contribute to the C++ Standards Committee (WG21). Learn more at


The ACCU Conference is, once again, hosted at the Delta Hotels by Bristol Marriott, City Centre in Bristol, UK. Located in the city centre, close to shopping centres, main attractions and key transportation hubs the Bristol Marriott is renowned as one of the largest conference centres in South-West England.


Accommodation can be reserved at a special rate from the conference block on registration, or can be booked directly with the venue hotel or other hotels in the area.

The ACCU conference is run by Shaved Yaks Events in partnership with the ACCU Conference Committee.