We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or religion.
Please see our code of conduct which outlines our expectations for attendee behaviour as well as the consequences for unacceptable behaviour.
We are keen to find new, diverse voices to join our speaker line-up and we’d like to encourage anyone from an under-represented community working in game development to submit a proposal for a talk. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never spoken before, we can provide support and an experienced mentor to help you prepare your presentation and guide you through the process. All you need is a good idea!
Speaker submissions will open in January 2023. If you have any questions about speaking, do get in touch with our content director Susan Marshall : [email protected]
We understand that not everyone can afford a full price conference pass, so we offer the following:
- Free Expo Pass which includes entry to the Indie Bootcamp sessions on Weds and Thurs, plus the Roundtable discussion groups across all 3 days.
- Micro Indie Pass for start-ups or development studios with 4 or less employees – starting at just £100 if you book early before the Super Early Bird deadline.
- Student Pass for anyone on a games course looking to get into the industry – also starting at £100 for the Super Early Bird Rate.
We understand that being a game maker and a parent are not mutually exclusive, so we want to make sure that Develop:Brighton is accessible to parents. Babies and children under school age (4 or below) are welcome to accompany their parents to the event.
We also offer a free creche for conference delegates run by Nipperbout for 2 - 10 year olds across the 3 days.
Develop:Brighton is a business-to-business event and is not generally open to anyone under 18. If you wish to contact the Organisers regarding this, please email [email protected]
When registering for a Conference or Expo Only Pass you will have the opportunity to select your preferred pronouns, which will appear on your badge should you choose.
The Develop:Brighton conference programme will be live streamed and accessible via our Digital Pass, so if you are unable to attend in person or feel uncomfortable attending then you won’t miss out on any of the talks.
We are working closely with the advocacy group BAME in Games who are dedicated to improving ethnic diversity and encouraging under-represented groupd to work within the games and broader entertainment industry.
We are working with POC in Play, an independent organisation creating a range of initiatives and programme of events designed to increase the visibility and representation of People of Colour in the video games industry.
We are also working closely with Women in Games who's mission it is to build a fair, equal and safe environment empowering girls and women in the global gaming ecosystem.
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Develop:Brighton is especially unique - it’s by the seaside and there’s a lovely relaxed tone that goes with that.The talks are cool, the networking is cool and having the opportunity to catch up with people – that’s always the excitement for me!
A lot of the opportunities that come from being here are speaking to other developers who are doing exactly the same thing as you. And there are some good parties – it’s very much a pleasurable work experience!
There’s really something for everyone at Develop and the experience of being around like-minded people is really useful.
I’ve been to every single Develop in the last 12 years. One thing you get here is networking - you will meet the most amazing individuals in the video games industry.
Develop is important – the networking is very important. And go to talks they’re inspiring and get your creative juices flowing, they can make you think and you’ll learn how other people do things.
I’ve felt a big passion here at Develop!
There really is a huge mix of people at Develop - loads of peers that you can learn from and the perfect blend of every element of game development as well.
Develop is a very important place – it’s one of the few developer focussed conferences we have in Europe and that makes it very valuable.
Develop is a really great way to network, it’s also great for going to talks and finding that little tip that you didn’t know before and thinking – oh I’ll bring that back to the team!
People should come to Develop because it’s where the UK games industry meets.
There are many ways you can be part of Develop:Brighton - including taking a booth in the Expo or choosing one of the many sponsorship opporunities during the event or at the Star Awards.Contact us now!