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 a minority 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!
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’ve set aside a room which people will be able to use for breastfeeding and where you’ll be able to ‘escape to’ with small children. There’s no formal childcare provision but as mentioned above, pre-school children are welcomed throughout the conference & expo.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 will be working closely with the advocacy group BAME in Games who are dedicated to improving ethnic diversity and encouraging minorities to work within the games and broader entertainment industry.
We will also be 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 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.
If you really want to have a good interface with the British game developer community then this is the place to come.
I really like Develop, I really like the intimacy of it and I love the location.. there’s a good diversity of talks going on so there hasn’t been a time when there’s nothing I want to see.
Develop always gets put in the diary. There are many reasons to be here, not just the talks, but the networking, people exchanging ideas about where the industry is right now and where it’s going to. It’s pretty essential to be here I think.
Ian Livingstone, CBE
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.
By coming to Develop what you get is the opportunity to network like you can’t in any other situation. Everyone knows everyone and it’s such a wonderful community feel.
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!
It’s fantastic to have such an event that provides this opportunity for all the game devs, indie devs and other organisations to get together to showcase what they do, meet and interact.
Building games is hard and it’s taxing physically, mentally and emotionally. So being around a community that understands that is great – there’s a comraderie here.
There’s really something for everyone at Develop and the experience of being around like-minded people is really useful.
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!