Over 20 talks selected from hundreds of proposals
We carefully select the best talks by reviewing hundreds of proposals without knowing who the speakers are. This means we choose the best talks from a diverse group of people, rather than just selecting well-known speakers.
This year we have looked for talks that can help you support your organization's mission and goals. We'll cover topics that span big-picture thinking to influencing at scale, project execution and crunchy tech talks - you'll leave inspired with fresh ideas.
Single track format
With such a high quality line-up you won't want to miss a thing: just relax and soak up the ideas in the comfortable Barbican theatre.
The track is engaging and dynamic, with a variety of talk lengths, mix of topics, and breaks to keep you focused and energised throughout the day.
Connect with the community
Express your preference for meeting people (or not) with our traffic light badge system.
The networking mixer at the end of Day 1 and London meet-up on the night before the event are perfect places to grow your network.
Chat with our speakers during office hours
Every speaker is available after their talk for "office hours" - a chance for you to connect and find out more.
Discover the latest tools and tech in our sponsor hall
With over 25 friendly sponsors at the event, there's plenty of opportunity to continue your learning outside of the theatre... or just grab the free swag!
Extend your LeadDev experience
Running on June 29, the workshop covers leading without authority as a Staff+ engineer led by Pat Kua. You can attend by purchasing a Workshop Pass or as an add-on to your StaffPlus conference ticket.
An inclusive conference for everyone
Creating an inclusive environment has been a priority for LeadDev since our first event in 2015. Here's some of what's available to make it an event that everyone can enjoy:
- Live captioning of all talks
- Prayer room
- Nursing room
- Quiet spaces
- Pronoun badge stickers
- Lanyards for those not wishing to be photographed
- Gender neutral and accessible bathrooms
- A code of conduct that we take seriously
Please talk to us about your specific needs and we'll make sure they're met.
We run a free meet-up in London on the night before StaffPlus where you can meet fellow attendees and start your StaffPlus experience with a few short inspiring talks.
Live stream and on-demand videos
Every ticket includes a digital pass with access to the live stream, in case you can't stay for the whole event - plus exclusive access to the on-demand recordings of all the talks for 6 months before they're made public.
As well as plenty of swag at the sponsor stands, you can enter competitions to win prizes from most of our sponsors in our digital swag bag. Keep an eye on your emails once you've registered.
Past conferences have included meetups, a games lounge, coffee bar, waffle station, massage lounge, a mochi and taiyaki station and much more courtesy of our sponsors.
Lunch & refreshments
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.