11 - 13 July 2017

Develop Brighton


Speaker Submissions Open for Develop:Brighton 2017

Tuesday 14 February

Call for speaker submissions is now open for Develop:Brighton 2017 and prospective speakers have until 20 March 2017 to submit proposals 

After a highly successful 2016 conference, in which the event saw record visitor attendance, organiser Tandem Events has streamlined the number of tracks for the conference’s 12th year and has added new elements to the submissions process.

Potential speakers are invited to submit sessions for the six tracks – Art; Audio; Business; Coding; Design and Indie – which take place across 12 - 13 July, or Evolve, a one day track focused on the future of games development running on Tuesday 11 July.

Those planning to submit a session must provide two new pieces of material on top of the previous submissions process. Firstly, prospective speakers must provide a two-minute video of themselves talking about their proposed session, why people should attend and what they’ll get out of it. Secondly, all submissions must include a 140-character mini description that would grab the attention of attendees on the conference’s website or Twitter.

“Develop:Brighton 2016 was hugely popular and successful but we want to make 2017 even better,” commented Andy Lane, managing director, Tandem Events. “We’re constantly striving to make sure that the whole experience improves each year for all attendees and speakers. This year we’re concentrating the number of tracks down to just six, so it’s easier for developers to focus on the topics that really matter to them. By doing it this way, it’ll be clearer for delegates to discover the content that’s most relevant to them.” 

“There’s such a wealth of talent & creativity out there that if you’ve got a topic that you want to share with your fellow developers, we’d love to hear from you. So, if you’re willing to offer inspiration, share best practice or offer practical guidance, please get in touch. And by distilling the talks down to those all-important 140 characters and 2-minute clip, we’ll be able to give our attendees a really clear insight into what each talk is all about. Good luck everyone.”

Develop:Brighton, Europe’s leading conference for the European game development community, is a three day conference, expo and networking event taking place from Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 July 2017 at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton.

For the latest information and to find out when registration goes live visit www.developconference.com


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About Develop:Brighton conference:

The Develop:Brighton conference is where the European developer community comes together to learn from each other and share experiences, be inspired by world renowned experts and gurus, get up-to-date with the latest development tools and techniques, make new contacts and catch up with old ones. 

With a programme that is shaped by some of the industry's key figures, the conference touches all levels of the development community from the largest studios to the smallest indies; from development directors to programmers. 

The three-day event is organised into specific areas of interest:

  • Tuesday 11 July is focused on one track: Evolve
  • Wednesday 12 July is the opening day of the main Develop: Brighton conference tackling the issues, tools, tricks and techniques of game development and offering practical advice and solutions to take back to the studio. 
  • Thursday 13 July the Develop: Brighton conference continues, with the addition of the Audio Track a day of sessions dedicated to game audio and music and Indie Boot Camp.

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  • Being here gives me a lot of energy - and I’m sure a lot of other people too, to keep going. And I hope I can be here again in maybe 10, 20, 30 years!
    Hideo Kojima
    Kojima Productions
  • I love coming to Develop:Brighton – it’s a great chance to network, tell people what you’re up to, have meetings, do business deals.. also finding some great talks and great information from some of the best speakers around. It’s a regular thing I come to every year and I can’t imagine not coming.
    Patrick O’Luanaigh
    CEO, nDreams
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    Aj Grand-Scrutton
    Co-founder, Dlala Studios
  • The quality of the attendees is very high – lots of interesting folks asking some great questions and there are some sweet names who are presenting.
    Luke Krane
    Head of Games, Kickstarter
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    Operations Lead, Make Real
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    Co-founder, Funomena
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    Journalist, Reporter and Writer
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Suggestions Box

We'd love to hear any suggestions you have for this year's Develop:Brighton - who you'd like to hear talk, ideas for sessions, anything at all you'd like to tell us that will make the event better for you!