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: 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 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 - Meet@Develop or in the Expo and at the many after hours social events including the Develop:Star Awards on the Wednesday evening.
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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Develop is an excellent way of catching up with people – there’s a really nice community feel here.
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One of the things I like about Develop is it brings people together from across Europe and the whole world. There is a very high level of professionals here, so you have company leaders having drinks with juniors from their community.
Dr Mata Haggis-Burridge
I’ve been to every single Develop in the last 12 years. One thing you get here is networking - you will meet the most amazing individuals in the video games industry.
A lot of the opportunities that come from being here are speaking to other developers who are doing exactly the same thing as you. And there are some good parties – it’s very much a pleasurable work experience!
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.
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.
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.
If you really want to have a good interface with the British game developer community then this is the place to come.
There’s something creative about Brighton, so it’s the perfect place to have the conference.
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.
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