Posted: 2nd February 2021
Tandem Events has taken the decision to postpone Develop:Brighton 2021 from July until October due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Develop:Brighton will now take place 26 - 28 October with the Develop:Star Awards taking place on 27 October. Both events will take place at the Brighton Hilton Metropole as usual.

The conference and awards will follow the existing format - there will be a call for papers for all prospective speakers announced soon and entry submissions for the Develop:Star Awards will open in the Spring. 

“We’re obviously disappointed to be making this decision but it wasn’t a difficult one given the continued uncertainty we’re all facing due to the pandemic. The health and wellbeing of everyone attending is paramount and by moving the event to October, it gives as many people as possible the chance to be vaccinated and will make the event a safer place for us all.” said Tandem Events managing director Andy Lane.

For more information and the latest updates about Develop:Brighton and the Develop:Star Awards, visit developconference.com and follow @DevelopConf on Twitter.

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Develop:Brighton 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 micro indies.

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 18 categories and one ultimate ‘Develop Star’. 

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