September 17–20, 2024

Symmetry Investments and the D Language Foundation are thrilled to invite you to the D Programming Language Conference 2024 in London, from September 17–20. With help once more from our friends at Brightspace Events, we’re excited to return to our favorite venue, CodeNode.

DConf is more than a conference; it’s a community celebration. It’s where DLang enthusiasts and experts from across the globe converge for four days of knowledge sharing, collaboration, and fun. Though our regular online meetups are valuable, they can’t replicate the connection and energy of in-person interactions, be it during engaging sessions, casual chats, or our nightly BeerConf.

Whether you’re a seasoned DConf veteran or joining us for the first time, we can’t wait to welcome you to London!

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: May 17
  • Schedule Publication: May 26
  • Early-Bird Registration: Until June 17
  • General Registration: June 18 – September 17

Call for Submissions

Coming up with an idea for a talk is as simple as the way you use D. Just look at your code, and it makes a presentation...
— Ali Çehreli, DConf Online 2020

We are currently accepting submissions for DConf ’24. 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 will review all submissions submitted by May 17 AOE.

Never presented at a conference? Don’t let that stop you! Several D community members have given their first conference talks at DConf. Our community is always welcoming and ready to make you feel at home.

Not sure what to talk about? As Ali pointed out in one of his DConf Online 2020 Q&A sessions, if you’re using D now, you probably already have material for a potential talk.

If you need inspiration, visit the DConf ’23 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:

Don't feel constrained in topic or format. Follow your inspiration where it leads and tell us about it!

Selection Criteria

Talks should be no longer than 40 minutes and no shorter than 25 minutes. Additionally, we will evaluate submissions according to the following criteria:

Submission Guidelines

We expect submissions in either plain text or Markdown. Please do not send PDF, DOCX, etc. All submissions should be directed to and should include:

  1. Title
  2. Kind (e.g., talk, panel, contest)
  3. Duration (25–40 minutes)
  4. Target Audience (e.g., beginner, intermediate, advanced)
  5. Abstract: the "elevator pitch" of the talk, in one paragraph
  6. Extended Description: an extended abstract including any details you believe are relevant for evaluating the submission
  7. Brief Speaker Biography: including a summary of the speaker’s expertise relative to the talk topic

We can’t wait to see what you send us!


GBP rates are based on the HMRC Exchange Rate for the current month. Note that this rate is static for the month and will most likely differ from the rate used by PayPal or your credit card company. You may find the USD PayPal link to result in a lower or higher charge on your GBP credit card than the GBP link.

A 20% VAT is added to the base registration rates.

Early-Bird Registration Base Rate: $382.50 (£301.35)

Early-bird registration is 15% off the general rate of $450. At a base rate of $382.50, with 20% VAT, the total is $459 (£361.62). Early-bird registration is available until June 17 AOE, so register now!

General Registration Base Rate: $450

General registration opens on June 18 AOE. At a base rate of $450, the total with 20% VAT is $540. The GBP rate will be listed at the HMRC June 2024 exchange rate on June 18.

Student Registration Base Rate: $100 (£78.78)

The student rate is a fixed $100 + 20% VAT, or $120 (£94.54), until General Registration closes. If you qualify, please contact for details on how to take advantage of this discounted rate.

Major Open Source Contributor Registration Base Rate: $250 (£196.96)

The rate for major open source contributors is a fixed $250 + 20% VAT, or $300 (£236.35), until General Registration closes. Eligibility for this discount is determined on a case-by-case basis. If you think you qualify, please contact for more information.

Hardship Rate

If you would like to attend DConf but cannot afford any of the above rates, we are willing to offer you a special hardship rate. This is only a discount on registration. We cannot assist you with transportation or lodging. Please contact to explain your situation, and we’ll provide you with more details.

Register Early-Bird USD: $382.50 + 20% VAT ($459)

Register Early-Bird GBP: £301.35 + 20% VAT (£361.62)

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 ’24 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 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. Note that most attendees generally stay at the Travelodge London Central City Road.


Symmetry Investments

DConf ’24 is sponsored 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 fourth time they’ve sponsored DConf, and we are thankful for their continued support. 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 excited to bring DConf to London once again with Symmetry’s support.