Why do engineering leaders love LeadDev?

Hundreds of technical leaders from around the world attend LeadDev. But what keeps them coming back year after year?


At LeadDev we strive to deliver a high quality experience that's worth investing in your personal development. We take pride in delivering inclusive, friendly and welcoming events for our community of engineering leaders. It's more than just inspiring talks and case studies - we want you to enjoy the conference with peace of mind.

Here's what you can expect from the LeadDev experience:


Our friendly team will meet you on arrival and you’ll be given a delegate badge and swag bag. Everything you need to know can be found on your delegate badge - the full event schedule, WiFi details, social tags and much more can be accessed through a QR code. Less paper means we're doing what we can to save the planet.

We're happy to answer any questions you might have - just look for a team member in a pink shirt that says 'organiser'.

Although many government mandated restrictions have now been lifted, we want to make sure everyone feels comfortable socialising in an event setting. Stickers are available to add to your conference badge, letting others know your individual wishes on social distancing:

Red = Please keep your distance
Amber = No physical touch please (e.g. handshakes)
Green = I'm comfortable with talking and physical touch

Read our Covid safety policy for more information on our safety guidelines at the conference.

Inclusion is one of our core values and we think the world is better with diverse voices, equal access and representation. We provide live captioning for all talks, spaces for prayer and nursing, as well as gender neutral and accessible bathrooms. Pronoun stickers are also available to add to your conference badge, letting others know how you would like to be addressed.

Light breakfast refreshments and lunch is provided. There will also be tea, coffee and snacks available throughout the day. We can cater for special dietary requirements, so if you have any allergies or other requirements (e.g. kosher), just let us know.

The sponsor hall is the perfect place to network with your peers, but we also offer 'speaker office hours' - an opportunity for you to connect with our guest speakers after their talks. There will also be a designated quiet space for working or wind down from the busyness of the main event.

With an all-access pass you can attend a workshop led by one of our engineering leaders. LeadingEng is our co-located event for senior engineering leaders - with a manager of managers premier pass you will be able to attend both LeadDev and LeadingEng. Past conferences have included meetups, games lounge, coffee bar, massage lounge and much more courtesy of our sponsors.


Convince your manager

Want to attend our conference but not sure how to bring up the subject with your manager? Take a look at our sample email we have developed for you to use to help you explain the value of attending LeadDev New York and how you'll benefit from the insights shared!

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