DConf is back! The D Language Foundation is excited to announce that our friends at Symmetry Investments are hosting the D Programming Language Conference in London once again from August 1–4, 2022. Mark your calendars and book your flights!
DConf is the largest meetup event of the D programming language community. Like many other annual gatherings throughout the world, we were sidelined for two years by events beyond our control. We've had regular meetups online to tide us over, but we're eager to once again meet face-to-face in the real world. Whether you're a long-time member of the D community or new, whether you're heavily involved or lurk in the periphery, even if you aren't currently active in the D community at all, we invite you to join us for four days of education, knowledge sharing, fellowship, and fun.
Creator and comaintainer of the D programming language.
Associate Professor at the PUC-Rio Department of Informatics and head designer of the Lua programming language.
Comaintainer of the D programming language.
We are accepting submissions for DConf ’22 until May 15, AoE. If you have an idea for a talk, demo, or panel, don't hesitate to submit it. We're interested in anything and everything related to the D programming language. We want to hear what you have to say. If your talk is selected, you don't have to pay a registration fee, and we'll reimburse you for transportation and lodging. What's to lose?
Never presented at a conference? Don't let that stop you! Several D community members have given their first conference talks at DConf.
If you need inspiration, visit the DConf 2019 Schedule to see what sort of talks were presented, then follow the links in the menu bar to past conferences for more. Any topic related to D is a potential talk, such as:
Language techniques enabled by the D programming language
Tools and techniques for maximizing productivity when working in D
Experience reports on using D in the real world, professionally or as a hobby
Under the hood looks at compiler and standard library implementation artifacts
Hot topics such as safe deterministic memory management, migrating from other languages, or community engagement
Deep dives into D projects, their APIs, architecture, and implementation details
Research reports by students doing research on or using the D language
Don't feel constrained in topic or format. Follow your inspiration where it leads and tell us about it!
This year we're looking to expand the amount of time we have to chat and mingle between talks. Rather than the traditional 50 minutes, long talks should be kept to 45 minutes. The sweet spot for short talks is 25 minutes. Additionally, we will evaluate submissions according to the following criteria:
Relevance: Is the topic interesting to DConf attendees? Will coverage be beneficial? Is it building on tried and true ideas, or blazing new trails?
Coverage: Does the proposal cover the topic in depth? What are the main insights dispensed by the submission?
Organization: Is the submission well organized? Will the audience tune into the narrative?
Novelty and Originality: How new and noteworthy is the material? Previously published material is acceptable provided it hasn't
reached a wide audience within the D community yet.
Bottom Line: What's your session's takeaway? How is it going to improve the attendees' knowledge, outlook, and inspiration?
We expect submissions in plain text format or one of the usual rich document formats, such as PDF or DOCX. All submissions should be directed to
and should include:
Kind (e.g., talk, panel, contest)
Duration (we're aiming for 45-minute or 25-minute presentations)
Early-Bird Registration: $423.30 (£324.42), VAT included
Early-bird registration is currently open at a 15% discount off of the general rate: $352.75 + 20% VAT. The last day to register at this rate is May 31 AoE, so register now!
General Registration: $498.00 (£381.67), VAT included
General registration opens on June 1 AoE. The base rate is $415.00, with a 20% VAT.
Students: $120.00 (£91.97), VAT included
The student rate is a fixed $100 + 20% VAT until general registration closes. If you qualify, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how you can take advantage of this discounted rate.
Major Open Source Contributors: $240.00 (£183.94), VAT included
The rate for major open source contributors is a fixed $200 + 20% VAT until general registration closes. If you think you qualify, please contact email@example.com for details on how you can take advantage of this discounted rate.
If you want to attend DConf but cannot afford the early-bird or general rates and do not qualify for one of the discounted rates, we are willing to offer you a discounted "hardship" rate. This is only a discount on registration. We cannot assist you with transportation or lodging. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to explain your situation, and we'll let you know more details.
Register now at the early-bird rate!
(USD) $352.75 + 20% VAT ($423.30)
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(GBP) £270.35 + 20% VAT (£324.42)
Please be aware that by attending the conference, you acknowledge that you are responsible for any property that you bring to the venue and that neither the D Language Foundation nor its sponsors can assume any responsibility for damaged, stolen or lost property belonging to the attendees.
Our DConf '22 venue is CodeNode, a space in Central London specifically designed for tech conferences. It's conveniently located close between Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, and is a 10–15 minute walk from Old Street Station to the north.
Our presentations will happen on the ground floor in the CTRL room, and we'll have the entirety of the ESC area downstairs to ourselves, where attendees can relax, chat, or play table tennis or foosball between talks.
There are a several budget hotels in easy walking distance. The following are some options that, according to Google Maps, are less than a 20-minute walk from the venue. Some of them are near an underground station that is one stop away from Moorgate or Liverpool Street stations. Click a link to see the walking route(s) between a hotel and the venue. On the map, you'll find links to reserve a room.
Traditionally, on each of the first three evenings we designate a location where attendees can gather to hang out and chat over drinks. Ethan Watson coined the term BeerConf, and it stuck. Since 2020, when DConf was canceled due to the pandemic, we've also been holding an online BeerConf on the last weekend of every month. You can read more about it on the D Wiki.
Often, BeerConf takes in the lobby or bar of a nearby hotel. When we are unable to find a hotel with a sutiable space, we look for a pub that has space for hire. For BeerConf '22, we have our eye on a couple of locations. We're in the process of finding sponsors to help us with the rent. Once we've got the space reserved, we'll post the details right here. We can't wait to raise a glass with our fellow D programmers in the real world once more!
DConf ’22 is hosted by our friends at Symmetry Investments. With offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Jersey, and the Cayman Islands, Symmetry employs D in their investment
management mission. This is the second time they've hosted a DConf. Their first go in 2019 was a smashing success. They are also the sponsors of the
Symmetry Autumn of Code, an annual event that, since 2018, has provided experience to emerging programmers while
enhancing the D ecosystem. We couldn't be more thrilled to be working with Symmetry in bringing DConf to London once again.