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GopherCon UK 2024

event starts

14 Aug 2024

event ends

16 Aug 2024

GopherCon UK is a three day event with one workshop day (August 14th) and three multi-track conference days (August 15th and 16th), held at The Brewery, in the heart of the City of London.

With over 400 delegates, speakers, and sponsors, GopherCon UK aims to deliver fantastic up-to-date content about Go programming and related technologies in a comfortable and professional setting. There are countless networking opportunities to engage with international speakers and delegates, making the event one you won't want to miss.

The Event

Wednesday morning starts with a full day workshop session* offering 1:1 hands on training on Go, then continues that evening with a pre-conference pubcon. Thursday will then kick off with an inspiring keynote presentation, followed by your choice of three tracks of talks. The day will close the evening’s social event. Lunch will be served and refreshments will be available throughout the day. And the same again on Friday.


Ticket prices include all of the following:

Entrance to all keynotes and conference sessions

Entrance to social events

Breakfast, lunch, 2 cake & coffee breaks

All day access to the exhibit hall and delegate lounge

WiFi, charging points and cloakroom

*Please note: an extra ticket is required to attend the workshop training on Wednesday.


Anyone is welcome to attend the conference, whether you’re a professional, hobbyist, manager, or just starting out, there’s something for everyone.

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GopherCon UK is focused on education and discussion of the Go programming language. We aim to attract the best speakers, contributors, and educators from around the world in hopes of providing the community with the best resources on the Go programming language every year.

We are looking for speakers and instructors to give talks and hands-on classroom sessions. We are seeking talks covering mainstream, advanced, niche or non-technical topics aimed at a multitude of skill levels.

GopherCon UK seeks to deliver ‘wow’ talks that are fresh and inspiring about cutting edge topics or new perspectives on common problems. The audience will be from all backgrounds varying in skill level from beginner to intermediate to advanced, so talks varying widely in topic and skill levels are required. Most of all we want speakers who have a deep knowledge about the topics they are proposing and can’t wait to share that knowledge with a whole group of of eager listeners. Tell us what you’re most passionate about and why we should be passionate about it as well.

Talk Types

We are looking for 4 different types of talks for the event:

Talk Sessions

Breakout sessions throughout the conference

Technical, educational, research, new technology, case studies

Partial conference audience (split across 3 tracks)

60 minutes length

Q&A at speaker’s discretion (within 45m limit)


Opening and closing sessions each day of the conference

Motivational, big ideas, inspirational, and community related topics

Full conference audience

30 minutes length

No Q&A


Classroom style

Technical, in depth tutorial content on a specific topic

2 hours length

Suggested 1 hour slide content, 1 hour hands-on exercises

Partial conference audience (split across two or three tracks)

Not video recorded or distributed online


Both keynotes and talk sessions are video recorded and distributed for free along with your slides on our YouTube channel.


We believe diversity of speakers and topics makes our event better. We welcome speakers of all programming languages, experience levels and backgrounds. We welcome speakers of any gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion. We welcome new speakers and experienced speakers alike.


expenses covered


expenses covered

event fee

free for speakers

1. Hotel night before and after conference covered 2. Assistance with reasonable travel costs covered (economy class)