Develop:Brighton is all about bringing the development community together to share ideas and learn from each other. So if you have an idea for a conference session, we'd like to invite you to submit your proposed talk below.
Please follow our guidelines and complete the submission form no later than 13 February 2019.
Do keep the following in mind when you submit your talk:
Based on feedback from our delegates, here are the hot topics they'd like to hear talks on and some suggested session ideas:
Discoverability & Customer Acquisition
Running a Successful Business
Games as a Service
Diversity & inclusion
Evolving Technology & Business
Developing for VR/AR/XR
Your submission must fit into one of these:
ART – to inspire artists and creatives across the whole spectrum of game development
AUDIO – for anyone involved in sound or music and games
BUSINESS – tackles the commercial issues and opportunities of game development including production and funding
CODING – a focus on the technical side of game development aimed at programmers of all levels
DESIGN – aimed at anyone interested in game design issues or case studies
DISCOVERABILITY - find out how to attract and retain a paying audience for your game
EVOLVE – game development for new platforms, new markets and new technologies
INDIE - tackles the challenges and opportunities facing independent developers
INDIE BOOTCAMP - covers the basics for start-ups, anyone interested in setting up a studio or those looking for a career in games
All submissions need to be in a single speaker presentation format, not panel:
Duration: 45 mins
Talks should be issue-based, provide concrete examples or case studies and may contain both practical and theoretical information. There's normally only one speaker, but we do sometimes accept more than one if that works better for the session. Please include time for for Q & A within your time slot.
Please note: We don't usually accept proposals for panel sessions, however if you are interested in doing a panel instead of a talk please email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org rather than completing the Speaker Submissions Form.
Our delegates are particularly interested in:
Here are a few things to think about before you submit your talk:
The speaker submission form will ask for the following:
1. Contact Information and Bio
Please provide full contact details plus a biography.
2. Title of your proposed talk
This needs to stand-alone as well as with the session description, so keep it concise and relevant so delegates can easily understand what this session is about. Having said that - we need to fit your title onto a timetable, adverts etc so please don't be too wordy! Clear and concise are the key words here.
You need to decide in which area of expertise your session sits best - select one of the seven tracks listed – art, audio, business, coding, design, evolve and indie.
4. Session Description
This description will be used on the website and in promotional materials so delegates can determine whether or not they should attend this session. It's really important that it is clearly written and that delegates can understand why this session will be interesting and exactly what they will get out of it. Please use third person and present tense.
5. Session summary
Please summarise your talk in 140 characters - this is a mini version of your description, for use in social media and other promotion.
6. Session Takeaway
Exactly what will delegates learn in your session - please list as separate bullet points, 6 max.
7. Audience Level
Is your session aimed at all experience levels so no specific experience needed, intermediate or advanced?
8. Intended Audience
Exactly who would benefit from attending this session - you can use job titles or specialist areas of responsibility or roles. Is there any prerequisite knowledge needed for understanding the content of this session?
9. Previous Speaking Engagements
Please tell us where else you have spoken - conference name, title of session and if possible a link to footage of you speaking.
Please note: if your talk is accepted then we will use the information given in your form to promote it, so please only submit information you are happy for us to use.
Q. What is the submission deadline?
The Develop:Brighton Call for Speakers deadline is 13 February 2019.
Q. What makes a good submission?
Q. What is considered a sponsored session?
The Develop Conference does not accept sales related submissions. If your talk is an advertisement for a new product, technology or service your company is offering, please do not apply. For sponsored session opportunities please contact Andy Lane: email@example.com
Q. What do I need to provide in my submission?
The Submission Form will ask for the following information:
1. Contact Information and Bio
2. Title of your proposed presentation
4. Presentation Format
5. Session Summary
6. Audience Level
7. Intended Audience
8. Session Take Away
9. Previous Speaking Engagements
Q. What are the benefits of speaking?
The benefits of being a speaker include:
Q. When will I be notified of the status of my submission?
You will receive an automated email response once your submission is received. We will then let you now whether your submission has been successful by early to mid April. If you do not hear from us or have any questions, please contact Susan Marshall
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