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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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
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 an excellent way of catching up with people – there’s a really nice community feel here.
Mike Bithell Games
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 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
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