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LeadDev San Francisco

Last updated: June 25, 2020

LeadDev San Francisco postponement and your ticket options

As announced earlier this month, due to global uncertainty around Covid-19, it is with deep regret that we have had to postpone our 2020 San Francisco conference.

The conference will now take place on October 21 and 22, 2021.

Meanwhile, LeadDev has got you covered in 2020, with LeadDev Together

LeadDev Together is a seven-part virtual event series hosted by Anjuan Simmons, who will be joined in each session by a subject specialist co-host. Each session will feature talks and panels from engineering leaders that will ground your knowledge and present new ideas. You’ll then have the opportunity to discuss what you’ve learned in a structured manner – with prompts, exercises, and discussion pieces given to you by our expert hosts.

You’ll attend the sessions with an appetite to change your organisations for the better; and leave with actionable, peer-discussed strategies to effect personal and organisation change.

Check out more about LeadDev Together here

Options for existing LeadDev San Francisco conference ticket holders

If you currently hold a ticket for the 2020 LeadDev San Francisco conference, we want to give you a choice about what LeadDev experience will work best for you. Your ticket is valid to attend LeadDev San Francisco in October 2021, but you may choose to transfer (free of charge) to another of our in-person conferences when they resume next year, or to our recently announced 2020 digital programme, LeadDev Together.

Read the COVID-19 FAQs

Being a technical leader is hard

Whether you are scaling a team, coaching and developing your reports, or trying to stay ahead of the latest tech developments – you’re constantly juggling priorities while making business-critical decisions and releasing high-quality products.

Lead Dev San Francisco is a two-day conference packed full of inspirational and practical sessions from the world’s top technical leaders, focused around three core themes: teams, tech and tools.

How can I get involved?

  • Apply to speak: our Call for Proposals is now closed but you can apply to speak at one of our meetups or conferences in other cities.
  • Buy tickets: a limited number of individual and group conference tickets are available. Book today to secure your place for you and your team.
  • Sponsor us: connect with senior engineering leaders looking for tools to help them work more efficiently and to ship higher quality product.
  • Apply for a scholarship place: we run a scholarship program to support individuals from underrepresented and marginalised groups in tech. The program is closed but we'll re-open it in 2021.
  • Attend a meetup: We host quarterly meetups and you can get involved as an attendee, speaker, or sponsor.

Want to get a feel of what the conference is actually like? Look back at the highlights from our New York and London events to get you excited for San Francisco 2021!

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Would you like to join the community and align your brand with The Lead Developer? Contact us for our 2021 sponsorship prospectus.

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