Tandem Events, organisers of Develop:Brighton, today announced an expanded three-day format for 2018’s Develop:Brighton.
After a successful 2017 conference and expo, which saw a record number of visitors, organisers Tandem Events has increased the number of tracks and sessions on offer to delegates for the 2018 event taking place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole from Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 July.
Evolve, the one-day track curtain raiser to the conference, will now feature across the full three days of Develop:Brighton. Add to this a brand new Discoverability track, dedicated to helping developers get noticed, Develop:Brighton 2018 will consist of eight tracks: Design; Art; Audio; Business; Coding; Evolve; Indie and Discoverability across all three days.
“By incorporating Evolve into the main conference, this allows us to offer more content and choice across all three days, so it is easier for all those in the development community to focus on the topics that really matter to them,” commented Andy Lane, managing director, Tandem Events.
“Each year, we always strive to deliver a programme that is relevant and insightful to today’s development community. With more developers self-publishing, discoverability is an issue many come across. Our new Discoverability track is aimed at helping those who have great ideas get noticed and nurture their community. For those thinking about submitting a session, be clear on who your talk is aimed at and outline the take-away an attendee would get from listening to you. Good luck!”
Call for speaker submissions is now open for Develop:Brighton 2018 and applicants have until 14 March to submit proposals at www.developconference.com.
Those planning to submit a session should visit the Develop:Brighton website (www.developconference.com) where you can find more information about the session tracks, what makes a good submissions and ideas for talks.
Develop:Brighton, Europe’s leading conference for the game development community, is a three day conference, expo and networking event taking place from Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 July 2018 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole.
For the latest information and to find out when registration goes live visit www.developconference.com.
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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.
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