Speaker submissions are now open for Develop:Brighton 2019, with organisers Tandem Events issuing a call for a diverse range of speakers to submit proposals for the event taking place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole from Tuesday 9 to Thursday 11 July, 2019.
“Each year we strive to deliver a programme that is relevant to today’s game development community and offers valuable insights and practical advice for all attendees whatever the size of their studio or their area of interest,” said Andy Lane, managing director, Tandem Events. “As ever, our goal is to bring the industry together with a programme of talks covering a wide range of topics our delegates are passionate about.
“My advice for those thinking about submitting a session is to be clear on who your talk is aimed at and the take-away an attendee would get from listening to you. Good luck everyone!”
Applicants have until 13 February 2019 to submit proposals at: www.developconference.com/call-for-speakers, where you can also find more information about the session tracks, tips on what makes a good submission and ideas for talks.
Last year delegates were able to hear from more than 120 speakers across 107 sessions, including keynotes from Shuhei Yoshida, Jade Raymond and Chet Faliszek. Thanks to the expanded three-day format Develop:Brighton hosted more sessions than ever before at a single event.
Develop:Brighton 2019 will consist of eight tracks, including Design; Art; Audio; Business; Coding; Evolve and Indie. Discoverability, which is dedicated to helping developers get noticed their games noticed, also returns in 2019.
The 2018 conference and expo was attended by a record number of professionals from the video game community, with 2,369 attendees in total across the three days.
For the latest information and to find out when registration goes live visit: www.developconference.com.
About Develop:Brighton conference & expo
The Develop:Brighton conference is where the European developer community comes together to learn from each other and share experiences, be inspired by world renowned experts and gurus, get up-to-date with the latest development tools and techniques, make new contacts and catch up with old ones.
With a programme that is shaped by some of the industry's key figures, the conference touches all levels of the development community from the largest studios to the smallest indies; from development directors to programmers.
About The Develop:Star Awards
Taking place alongside the conference, the new Develop:Star Awards will recognise the very best of the game development community. The achievements of developers and success of great games and creativity will be celebrated across 15 categories, including one ultimate ‘Develop Star’. This award will honour an extraordinary game developer for outstanding achievement and contribution to the industry.
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