LeadDev San Francisco & COVID-19

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 inaugural in-person LeadDev San Francisco conference. The conference will now take place on October 21 and 22, 2021 at Mission Bay Conference Centre, San Francisco.

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 San Francisco 2020 conference ticket holders

If you currently hold a ticket for the 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 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 through our FAQs below and if you have any further questions, get in touch via [email protected].

When and where will the postponed conference take place?

LeadDev San Francisco conference is postponed to October 21 and 22, 2021. The conference venue remains the same: Mission Bay Conference Centre, San Francisco.

I have a ticket to the San Francisco conference, what happens now?

All LeadDev San Francisco ticket holders should have now received an email with a link to this form to make your transfer selection regarding your ticket. You may transfer your conference ticket to:

  • LeadDev Together, our 2020 digital programme. Each individual ticket allows for you to bring a second person to the programme. Check it out here.
  • The same conference location for 2021
  • A different conference location for 2021
  • A friend or colleague to attend one of the above options

All transfers are free of charge. Please note that places for all events are limited by capacity so we can only guarantee you a place until they sell out. For that reason, we recommend you make a decision as early as you are able to.

If we do not hear from you by December 31, 2020, your ticket will default transfer to the new 2021 dates, subject to ticket availability. You will be notified by email once this ticket transfer has taken place.

If you do not receive an email, or you would like to discuss anything else around your ticket, please send us an email [email protected] and we’ll gladly work with you to find an option that works for you.

LeadDev Together sounds interesting, where can I find more detail about it?

LeadDev Together is the brand new event series from LeadDev, helping you overcome challenges at the core of engineering leadership. Hosted and delivered by industry-leading experts from across the LeadDev network.

You can find out more information here.

I cancelled my ticket last week, but now would like to repurchase it, is it possible?

Yes, it’s possible to repurchase your ticket. Please email us and include your ticket reference number and we can process the request as soon as possible, or just purchase a new ticket here.

I would like to buy conference tickets for the October 2021 dates, how do I do that?

You can buy tickets here.

I had flights and accommodation booked for the April conference dates, what are my options?

Unfortunately, we’re unable to help with the travel and accommodation costs that are affected by the conference dates move. The best option would be to see if the flight/hotel providers are open to rescheduling the dates as well. Alternatively, you could recover costs via your travel insurance.

I am attending one of the workshops held around the conference, are they getting delayed as well?

Yes, we are moving all of the workshops to October 2021 as well. All LeadDev San Francisco workshop ticket holders should have now received an email with a link to this form to make your transfer selection regarding your ticket. You may transfer your ticket to:

  • The same workshop and location for 2021
  • A different workshop and/or location for 2021
  • The virtual “Be a brilliant people developer” by Meri Williams workshop. Check it out here
  • A friend or colleague to attend one of the above options

All transfers are free of charge.

Will other Lead Dev conferences be postponed?

As the COVID-19 situation has unfolded we have realised that it will not be possible to run our planned in-person events at this current time. It is with deep regret that we have decided to postpone the following in-person events until later in 2021:

  • LeadDev New York will be postponed from August 2020 until April 2021
  • LeadDev San Francisco will be postponed from October 2020 until October 2021
  • LeadDev London will be postponed from February 2021 until June 2021

I have more questions, who can I speak to?

If you have further questions, you can email us at [email protected].

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