We're really looking forward to seeing you in Brighton - here's all the info you need to join us!
As a city, Brighton has a creative & vibrant atmosphere, which perfectly reflects the feel of the event, and with its bars, restaurants & clubs, the opportunities for networking or socialising outside conference hours are endless. For more information on Brighton and what's happening: visitbrighton.com
Develop:Brighton runs for 3 days from Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 July 2021
Monday 12 July
Collect your pass from Registration: 15.00 - 18.00
Tuesday 13 July
Registration: 8.30 - 18.00
Conference: 9.45 - 18.30
Wednesday 14 July
Registration: 8.30 - 18.00
Awards Wristband collection: 8.30 - 20.00
Conference: 9.45 - 17.45
Expo: 9.00 - 18.00
Develop:Star Awards: from 19.00
Thursday 15 July
Registration: 9.00 - 17.00
Conference: 10.00 - 18.00
Expo: 9.30 - 16.30
Hilton Brighton Metropole
If you'd like the convenience of staying at the conference venue, we have reserved a number of rooms at the Hilton Brighton Metropole at special discounted rates for our attendees.
More info coming soon.
If you don't mind a short walk from where you're staying to the conference, then there are many other options nearby to suit every budget - from hostels and B&B's to snazzy boutique hotels.
Brighton is only 50 minutes from London Victoria. Brighton railway station is just 5 minutes by taxi from the hotel. Trains leave from London every 30 minutes.
From London and the North take the M25. At junction 7 of the M25 turn onto the M23 (later becomes A23). From A23 join the A27 heading towards Worthing and take the exit sign posted Hove. At the top of the slip road take the 2nd left off the roundabout and proceed down Dyke Road. The Droveway is approximately 1.2 miles down this road, from here turn left onto Shirley Drive and head towards the seafront. Turn left and the hotel is in front.
Anyone staying at the Metropole hotel can benefit from the 200-space car park (it is chargeable and subject to availability).
London Gatwick International Airport is located only 30 minutes by road or rail from central Brighton. The airport enjoys direct connections to over 150 international destinations: delegates can fly in from all major European airports and from a wide range of US gateways.
London Heathrow, the world's best-connected international airport is approximately 90 minutes away by road via the M25 and M23 motorways.
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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.
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!
Develop is an excellent way of catching up with people – there’s a really nice community feel here.
Mike Bithell Games
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 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.
Develop:Brighton’s a great conference. It’s got a spread of people from all parts of the games industry talking about such a wide range of topics.
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
We are so lucky to have Develop here in the UK. It’s a unique event where you can come and discover new things with people who care passionately about video games. It’s a sea full of new ideas.
If you really want to have a good interface with the British game developer community then this is the place to come.
One of the things I like about Develop is it brings people together from across Europe and the whole world. There is a very high level of professionals here, so you have company leaders having drinks with juniors from their community.
Dr Mata Haggis-Burridge
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!