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 14 to Thursday 16 July 2020
Monday 13 July
Collect your pass from Registration: 15.00 - 18.00
Tuesday 14 July
Registration: 8.30 - 18.00
Conference: 9.45 - 18.30
Wednesday 15 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 16 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 sut 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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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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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 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 absolutely love coming to Develop, it’s a brilliant, brilliant conference – you just know you’re guaranteed to meet everyone.
Jo Twist, OBE
I’ve felt a big passion here at Develop!
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 are many ways you can be part of Develop:Brighton 2020 - including speaking in the conference, taking a booth in the Expo or becoming a sponsor.Find out more