Speaker Submissions Now Open

11 January 2023

Submission deadline Friday 24 February

Tandem Events has announced that speaker submissions for Develop:Brighton 2023 are now open until Friday 24 February.

Taking place from Tuesday 11 July to Thursday 13 July, Develop:Brighton features high quality sessions with practical take-aways and vocational content so delegates can skill-up and make even better games.

Prospective speakers can find information on how to submit HERE

“As well as recruiting speakers directly, we’re also looking for more game developers skilled across a multitude of disciplines, and from all backgrounds and studio sizes to submit their ideas for talks. The conference has always covered a wide variety of subjects and that will be the case once again in 2023,” says Andy Lane, Managing Director, Tandem Events.

“Last July we welcomed around 3500 developers - a record number – and we’re very excited to be bringing together the game-making community once again for a week of creative inspiration, learning and numerous networking events in the Brighton sunshine this summer,” Lane continued.

The Call for Speakers page of the Develop:Brighton website also includes valuable resources for potential speakers, including:

  • Help with planning your submission and preparing your talk
  • Mentoring for first time and less experienced speakers
  • Advisory Board members available for peer reviews of your session
  • Speaker portal with guidance and tutorials to help when putting together a talk, plus links to examples of good talks

Speaking of her experience at Develop:Brighton 2022, keynote speaker Dana Nightingale said: “This was a very animated and enthusiastic audience which gave me a lot of confidence and it keeps your energy going through the whole thing.”

Industry legend and Develop regular Brenda Romero of Romero Games meanwhile, said: “Sharing information with a whole room full of developers – that’s unbelievably valuable, it’s just such a generous thing. I think it’s great that we have a conference that brings this calibre of talks and this calibre of developers.”

Back for its 18th year, Develop:Brighton will be taking place at the newly-renovated Hilton Brighton Metropole.

Presentations will offer practical advice and insight across eight conference tracks: Keynotes, Design, Coding, Art, Mobile, Business, Discoverability, Audio. Plus, there’s the free Indie BootCamp which covers the basics for start-ups and additional free Roundtables.

Networking opportunities will also continue to be a big part of Develop:Brighton this year, from the formal meetings tool [email protected] to Tuesday’s informal Icebreaker and the many afterhours social events, including the Develop:Star Awards, which this year will take place on the evening of Wednesday 12 July.

For the latest on speaker announcements, the Develop:Star Awards, and everything Develop:Brighton visit: www.developconference.com and follow @DevelopConf on Twitter.

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About Develop:Brighton conference & expo

Develop:Brighton brings together the entire UK game dev industry to learn from each other, share ideas and experiences, network, and do business in a friendly and inclusive environment. The event also offers high quality conference sessions - from the industries brightest minds and talents - with practical takeaways that allow delegates to ‘skill-up’ and be inspired to make better games.

With a programme shaped to reflect attendees’ feedback and hot topics for game makers in 2023 (including AI generated content, discoverability & player acquisition, monetisation and narrative design) the Expo brings together some of the most innovative companies from every sector of games development. Guests can also keep up-to date with the latest dev tools/tech and get hands on with all the games on display.

Develop:Brighton offers three days of insight, inspiration, networking and fun on England’s south coast.

About The Develop:Star Awards

Taking place alongside the conference, the Develop:Star Awards recognise the very best of the game development community. The achievements of developers and success of great games and creativity will be celebrated across 20 categories, including one ultimate ‘Develop Star’ honouring an extraordinary game developer or studio for outstanding achievements and contributions to the industry.

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LinkedIn: Develop:Brighton

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