Frequently Asked Questions

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A pre-recorded version of the presentations will be available on-demand on each presentation page shortly after the talk took place, unless specified otherwise on the schedule page.
Videos will remain available on the QCon website until September 1st. When shared by the speakers, slides will be available for download from the schedule page within days.

Log into your QCon London account and create your personal schedule to optimize your experience. Click on any talk on the schedule page and it turns yellow. This is your indication that it’s saved in your personal schedule.

Registered attendees should log into their QCon London account at https://qconlondon.com/my-account. You can reset your password at https://qconlondon.com/user/password.

Please rate the presentations that you attend. Your feedback helps us improve our content and organization. You will be able to vote on the QCon website when logged into your QCon London account. You have the choice of selecting:

  • red: failed to meet any of my expectations
  • yellow: lacked fundamental expectations
  • green: met or exceeded expectations

You can then edit your vote and or provide additional feedback on your voting trail.

QCon attendees will be part of the QCon London Slack community - a dedicated space for attendees, speakers and track hosts to interact during the event and to receive updates regarding the conference program and onsite logistics. All registered attendees will receive an email invitation to join the QCon London Slack Community during the week before the conference.

You can find the wifi details at the back of your attendee badge.

Badge pick-up will start at 7:15 a.m. on Monday, and at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Please arrive well in advance of the keynote. While we do our best to minimize the lines, there may still be some wait times. Attendees can enjoy a light continental breakfast before the first session.

A photo ID and proof of COVID-19 vaccination are required in order to pick up your badge.

 Attendees may only pick up their own badges. 

No, badge sharing is not allowed at QCon.

Yes. To attend QCon London, all participants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Accepted vaccines follow UK guidelines and can be found in the QCon London Terms & Conditions (paragraph 5). Proof of vaccination will be required for access to the conference.

All participants will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination before being allowed to enter the Event. Failure to provide verifiable proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in compliance with these Terms will result in refusal of event access without refund. We might partner with a 3rd party to verify your vaccination status prior to the Event.

To attend QCon, attendees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Fully Vaccinated” is defined as having received the last required dose of the vaccine at least 14 days prior to the start of the event. The day you have your final dose does not count as one of the 14 days. If you were vaccinated with a 2-dose vaccine or a combination of them, you must have had both doses to be considered fully vaccinated. This applies in all cases, even if you’ve recently recovered from COVID-19 and have natural immunity. Those who have only had one dose of a 2-dose vaccine, are considered unvaccinated for the purpose of this conference and will not be admitted.

Accepted COVID-19 Vaccinations: QCon London follows the UK government guidance to determine which vaccinations are accepted. Please refer to the UK website for the most up-to-date list. The UK list of accepted vaccines current includes (subject to change):

  • Covaxin
  • Moderna
  • Moderna Takeda
  • Janssen (single dose vaccine)
  • Novavax (Nuvaxovid and Covovax)
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca
  • AstraZeneca Covishield
  • AstraZeneca Vaxzevria
  • Pfizer BioNTech
  • Sinopharm Beijing
  • Sinovac-CoronaVac

You may mix 2 different types of vaccines from the above list, for example, Oxford/AstraZeneca and Sinopharm Beijing.

You may have the 2 vaccinations under 2 different approved programs, for example, Australia and Japan, UK and USA, France and Canada.

Yes. Face masks must be worn in all areas of the conference. You may remove your mask for lunch, but if you do, all food will be pre-packaged so you can take food outside if you prefer.

Please bring your own face mask. Cloth masks, surgical masks, N95 masks, KN95 masks are acceptable. Exhale valves or bandannas masks are not acceptable. Be prepared to wear a mask during the entire event so that it fully covers your nose and mouth. Exceptions for not wearing a mask are when you are drinking or eating in designated areas.

Participants failing to comply with the face mask guidelines that are in place at the event will be asked to leave the event without a refund.

Please be prepared to have your temperature checked prior to being admitted into the Event. Participants whose temperature reads 100.4° F (38° C) or greater or who refuse to have their temperature checked, will not be admitted to the event and will not be able to get a refund.

We'll operate enhanced cleaning and frequent disinfecting, including all high traffic and high touch areas such as restrooms, doors, lecterns, and elevators. The venue will use Hepa air filtration systems. Personal hand sanitizer bottles will be available upon request.

All food (including warm food) and utensils will be packaged individually, using fully recycled materials to protect it. QCon attendees will have the option to take lunch bags outside if eating outside feels safer from a Covid-perspective.

We have several safety measures in place to keep you safe at the conference, including:

  • Proof of vaccination.
  • Wearing face masks.
  • Temperature checks.
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing.
  • Spaced seating and exhibit areas.
  • Pre-wrapped food.
  • Lunch bags so you can eat outside if you prefer.
  • Hepa-filtered air throughout the venue.

Read our full terms and conditions on the safety measures we are implementing.

Seating configurations in the session rooms will be set to allow extra space between attendees. The exhibition areas will follow similar spacing considerations.

If for some reason you can no longer attend QCon London 2022, you have 2 options to still make use of the ticket:

  • Transfer: You can transfer your QCon London 2022 ticket to another person until Friday, April 1st, 2022 (transfer fee is waived). Email payments@qconlondon.com to request the transfer.
  • Exchange: You can exchange your QCon London 2022 ticket for a QCon Plus May 2022 ticket (online conference), as long as you did not pick up your QCon London 2022 badge by noon on Wednesday, April 6 th, 2022. The Exchange is a 1:1 exchange. Email payments@qconlondon.com before noon (GMT) on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 to request the exchange.

It is the responsibility of the transfer-giver to make sure that the transfer recipient receives and agrees to the QCon Terms, is fully informed about the requirements of attending QCon London 2022, including but not limited to vaccine and other health-related requirements. Failure of the transfer recipient being made aware of or agreeing to the QCon Terms and Conditions will not be a reason for a refund.

You can transfer your QCon London 2022 ticket to another person until Friday, April 1st, 2022  for free (the transfer fee is waived). Email payments@qconlondon.com to request the transfer.

You can exchange your QCon London 2022 ticket for a QCon Plus May 2022 ticket (online conference), as long as you did not pick up your QCon London 2022 badge by noon on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022. The Exchange is a 1:1 exchange. Email payments@qconlondon.com before noon (GMT) on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 to request the exchange.

QCon London will be held at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, in the very heart of Westminster. The Venue is uniquely situated within walking distance of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and the London Eye.

QCon Terms of Participation can be found at http://qconferences.com/terms-london

Whether you are coming by road, rail, tube, bus or air, there are various ways to get to The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre.

International Airports

Closest Tube Station

  • St James's Park - 4mins walk - Circle Line, and District Line
  • Westminster - 6mins walk - Jubilee Line, Circle Line, and District Line
  • Victoria Station - 14mins walk- Victoria Line, Circle Line, and District Line

Getting to QCon by Bus

Buses 11, 12, 24, 53, 77a, and 88 stop at Parliament Square

Car Parking, Disabled Parking, and Cycle Parking

The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre website provides information about car parking, disabled parking, and cycle parking.

The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre website provides accessibility information including blue badge parking, getting around the venue, accessible toilets, and induction loops. Assistance and Guide Dogs are welcome at the venue.

Yes, it is on the Ground floor of the conference venue, QCon attendees can leave their luggage, coat there while they are attending presentations.

The QEII Conference Centre Emergency Procedures can be found on this page.

QCon London takes place from Monday, April 4 to Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Registration is open on April 4 from 7:15 a.m.

You can find the timings for each conference day on the Agenda.

During the conference, you can access the agenda with your mobile devices on the QCon website. You will also find TVs displaying the agenda of the day on all the event floors.

Yes. We cater to many special dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free. All food will have clear labeling to show the dietary requirement and ingredients. If you have any dietary requirements outside of the ones mentioned, let us know by contacting our team at info@qconlondon.com who will help you.

QCon doesn’t have a formal dress code.

QCon is an international software development conference for senior software engineers, software architects, and team leaders.

QCon focuses on emerging software trends and innovations in software development and technical leadership with all talks by software domain experts. Our Programming Committee identifies the key trends and creates a curated learning journey by selecting leading software practitioners to deep-dive on each topic.

Sessions are composed of keynotes from world-class practitioners, tech talks with leading authorities, Q&As, and an opportunity to engage with peers to help answer your questions. You’ll gain actionable ideas that you can take back to your team and implement right away.

QCon is designed for senior software engineers, software architects, and team leaders.

We designed QCon as a place where everyone feels safe to express themselves, learn, and succeed in adopting new technology and practices. We enforce this through the QCon Code of Conduct to provide a safe and inclusive learning space for our thousands of inspiring attendees.

By joining QCon, you agree to our QCon Code of Conduct. All QCon participants, speakers, sponsors, and staff are required to abide by our code of conduct. 

There are 15 primary themes at QCon. Each of the major themes is organized into what we call tracks. A track represents four curated talks and one panel. All of the sessions are led by domain experts who guide the selection process. If a track is sponsored by a vendor, it is separated from the main editorial tracks and labeled as sponsored. These are separate from the 15 editorial tracks at QCon. You will never find sponsored content hidden into the main editorial content at the conference.

QCon features scheduled unconference sessions. These facilitated sessions are designed to bring together groups of individuals to work on a crowd-sourced agenda of topics. These provide valuable opportunities to learn and connect with peers.

At QCon, we want to foster an environment that is both diverse and inclusive. The ideas and thoughts generated within a diverse group tend to be more innovative and thought provoking. This atmosphere characterizes the very essence of QCon. Some of the things we are doing at QCon London to make the environment more inclusive include:

  • Enforced Code of Conduct
  • Family room
  • All gender restrooms
  • Prayer room
  • Quiet Area

If there is something that would make you feel more welcome, you feel we’re missing at the conference, or would like more information on, please let us know at info@qconlondon.com.

Outside of the main 15 tracks, QCon will offer additional sponsored tracks. If a track is sponsored by a vendor, it is separated from the main editorial tracks and labeled as sponsored. These are separate from the 15 editorial tracks at QCon. One of the core tenants of QCon is transparency, you will never find sponsored content hidden into the main editorial content at the conference.

We do not have a formal CFP and usually directly invite our speakers, however, we do have a submission form for spontaneous submissions

Yes. QCon Plus is our online software development conference for senior software engineers, software architects, and team leaders. 

QCon Plus focuses on emerging software trends and innovations in software development and technical leadership with all talks by software domain experts. Our Programming Committee identifies the key trends and creates a curated learning journey by selecting leading software practitioners to deep-dive on each topic.

Sessions are composed of keynotes from world-class practitioners, tech talks with leading authorities, Q&As, and an opportunity to engage with peers to help answer your questions. You’ll gain actionable ideas that you can take back to your team and implement right away.

QCon is presented by InfoQ. We’ve been helping software development teams adopt new technologies and practices for over 17 years. The driving force behind every QCon conference is our passion to accelerate the software side of human progress.

Senior software developers rely on QCon and InfoQ to keep ahead of the adoption curve. One of the main reasons senior software engineers, software architects, and team leads tell us they keep coming back to QCon and InfoQ is because they trust the information provided and selected by their peers. Join a global professional engineering community and adopt the right software innovations and practices.

You can contact us for any payment questions at payments@qconlondon.com.

Ticket prices exclude VAT. 20% VAT will be added at purchase. All amounts are stated in Great British Pound Sterling (GBP/£).

The place of supplies of services in respect of admission to this QCon event is dictated by where the event actually takes place. In this case, as the conference is to be held in London, the VAT place of supply is the UK and so we are required to charge UK VAT to an attendee and file and submit the VAT charged quarterly to the HM Revenue and Customs.

We accept Paypal and major credit cards. A payment charged to your credit card or Paypal account is processed directly by us in the funds stated on the website. Customers outside Canada or cards denominated in other currencies may incur foreign transaction or exchange fees from their issuing bank. C4Media does not control nor collect these fees. Only participants who have paid for the event in full and have complied with the vaccination requirements will be admitted and receive access credentials.

You are able to pay by invoice online by checking the "Do You Want to Pay by Invoice" check box during registration. Payment by invoice online will be available until March 18th, 2022 (subject to change without notice). All invoices must be paid in full by March 25th, 2022 in order for attendees to receive a badge and gain access to the conference (in addition to the vaccine requirements).

When paying by invoice, our terms are NET 30*. Net 30 means that payment will be due 30 days from the day on which you register and the invoice is issued. Please note that this may mean the pricing will increase if the 30-day deadline falls within the next early bird discount period. Refer to the FAQ section “What are the Early Bird discounts” for full details. Carefully review the registration early bird deadlines and pricing changes on the pricing table to check the price you will pay.

Any tickets purchased after March 18th, 2022 must be paid via credit card or Paypal on our online registration portal.

*except where an invoice is issued between February 24th, 2022, and March 18th, 2022, in which case payment is due no later than March 25th, 2022.

Only participants who have paid for the event in full and have complied with the vaccination requirements will be admitted and receive access credentials.

We offer discounted prices for purchasing earlier. We call this offer our “early bird” pricing. The earlier the ticket is purchased prior to the start of the conference, the larger the discount offered. You can review our list of early bird deadlines and pricing changes in our pricing table (subject to change without notice). For early bird pricing offers, we show the savings (as a percentage) if the ticket is purchased today versus the full price charged at the conference.

We've developed two templates you can use to explain to your boss how you and your team can benefit from the insights shared at QCon. Both templates offer space for you to customize the sessions you want to attend, capture the costs for attending (including things like travel costs and expenses), and help you explain the value of attending. Edit as you see fit.

Groups as small as 3 attendees working for the same company are eligible for a group discount.
We also offer our returning QCon and QCon Plus attendees an alumni discount.

For more details and to apply for a discount code, please contact info@qconlondon.com and mention the size of a group or the alumni name(s).
Discounts cannot be combined or applied retroactively. 

We offer our returning QCon and QCon Plus attendees an alumni discount.

For more details and to apply for a discount code, please contact info@qconlondon.com and mention the alumni name(s). Discounts cannot be combined or applied retroactively.

We are happy to assist you with an invitation letter. In order to do so, please email us the following information at info@qconlondon.com:

  • Full name (as on passport)
  • Date of birth
  • Company name 
  • Position 
  • Date of employment with current company 
  • Nationality
  • City and country of residence (where will you return after QCon)
  • Travel dates to London (if known)
  • If you have been to London before and if so, on what dates

Note: we encourage you to apply for a visa before buying a conference ticket as we will not refund your registration fee if your visa application is turned down.

QCon Attendees can benefit from negotiated rates in several hotels around the conference venue with our partner Eventay. Learn more and book.

You will receive confirmation of your tickets by email once you have completed your registration details and paid in full. If you can’t find your confirmation email, please check your spam folder, and email info@qconlondon.com.

Questions?

Please feel free to contact us with any questions at info@qconlondon.com

Code of conduct

Please review our code of conduct before the conference.

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