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!
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 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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People should come to Develop because it’s where the UK games industry meets.
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 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.
There’s something creative about Brighton, so it’s the perfect place to have the conference.
Develop is the must-attend event for the games industry in the UK. It’s where we all come together and learn from each other. It’s the best way into the industry and it’s the best place to learn from your colleagues.
It’s really nice to see some of the younger people in our studio come to Develop, interact with other people in the dev community and make new contacts. I think it’s really important to learn from other people.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!