Tandem Events has announced that speaker submissions for Develop:Brighton 2022 are now open until 25 February. Taking place from Tuesday 12 July to Thursday 14 July, Develop:Brighton features high quality insight sessions with practical vocational content so delegates can be creatively inspired and “skill-up” to make even better games.
“We’re looking for speakers from all corners of the industry - who represent the diversity of background and experience within it, to share valuable learnings and discuss the most important topics at this year’s conference. From hard core development issues to monetisation, game engine tips to the Metaverse, we want to hear from you,” says Andy Lane, managing director, Tandem Events.
“2022 is already shaping up to be a stellar year within the games industry so we’re excited to welcome everyone back to Brighton this summer in July amidst all of the developments and launches taking place this year,” Lane continued.
Returning to the Hilton Brighton Metropole for its 17th year, Develop:Brighton conference and expo is the only event in the UK that brings the entire game-making community together for creative inspiration, knowledge-share presentations and numerous networking events.
Prospective speakers can find inspiration and information on how to submit via the Develop:Brighton website including:
Keynotes, roundtables and presentations will offer practical advice and insight across eight conference tracks: Design, Coding, Art, Mobile, Business, Discoverability, Audio and Roundtables. Plus, there’s the free Indie BootCamp which covers the basics for start-ups.
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 Drinks, to the many afterhours social events, including the Develop:Star Awards, which will take place on the evening of Wednesday 13 July.
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 2022 (monetisation, the Metaverse, ethical working practices, environment and sustainability, etc.) 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 inspiration, fulfilment, and fun by England’s south coast.
About The Develop:Star Awards
Taking place alongside the conference, the new 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 18 categories, including one ultimate ‘Develop Star’ honouring an extraordinary game developer for outstanding achievement and contribution to the industry.
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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.
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.
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 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: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!
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.
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
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!