Posted: 14th January 2020

Speaker submissions are now open for Develop:Brighton 2020, with organisers Tandem Events inviting game developers to submit their proposals by Wednesday February 19.  

Develop:Brighton 2020 will take place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 July, 2020.

“Every year we strive to deliver a diverse programme of sessions and roundtables covering interesting and insightful topics important to the video game industry,” said Tandem Events managing director Andy Lane.

“This year will be no different, and as ever we’ll be looking to host unique and thought-provoking talks presented by developers from small indies to AAA studios. My advice to anyone thinking of submitting would be to make it clear who your target audience is and what they’ll get out of your talk. Good luck!”

Proposals can be submitted at:, where you can also find more information about the session tracks, tips on what makes a good submission and potential ideas for talks.

Last year’s conference welcomed a record 2,871 developers and hosted 129 speakers and more than 100 sessions across ten tracks, including keynotes from Hello Games’ Sean Murray, Media Molecule’s founders and Frontier Developments CEO David Braben.

Now in its 14th year, Develop:Brighton promises another busy, inspiring and fun-filled three days for the game dev community including insightful keynotes given by the best in the business, more roundtables due to popular demand and a three-day conference covering topics such as next gen development, discoverability, funding and developing for streaming and subscription services such as Apple Arcade.

There are also the usual opportunities for networking either formally via the meeting planner - [email protected] or in the Expo and at the many after hours social events including the Develop:Star Awards on the Wednesday evening.

For the latest on tickets, speaker announcements and The Develop:Star Awards 2020, visit: and follow @DevelopConf on Twitter.

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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 18 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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