One of Europe’s most popular developer conferences, Develop:Brighton, will be returning in July, set to attract scores of videogame professionals from around the world. For the conference’s 12th year organiser Tandem Events has now open submissions for speakers whilst streamlining the number of tracks and added new elements to the submissions process.
Speakers interested in attending are invited to submit sessions for the following six tracks – Art; Audio; Business; Coding; Design and Indie – which take place across 12 – 13 July, or Evolve, a one day track focused on the future of games development running on Tuesday 11 July.
Anyone interested in submitting a session will now need to provide two new pieces of material on top of the previous submissions process. Firstly, prospective speakers must provide a two-minute video of themselves talking about their proposed session, why people should attend and what they’ll get out of it. Secondly, all submissions must include a 140-character mini description that would grab the attention of attendees on the conference’s website or Twitter.
“Develop:Brighton 2016 was hugely popular and successful but we want to make 2017 even better,” commented Andy Lane, managing director, Tandem Events. “We’re constantly striving to make sure that the whole experience improves each year for all attendees and speakers. This year we’re concentrating the number of tracks down to just six, so it’s easier for developers to focus on the topics that really matter to them. By doing it this way, it’ll be clearer for delegates to discover the content that’s most relevant to them.
“There’s such a wealth of talent & creativity out there that if you’ve got a topic that you want to share with your fellow developers, we’d love to hear from you. So, if you’re willing to offer inspiration, share best practice or offer practical guidance, please get in touch. And by distilling the talks down to those all-important 140 characters and 2-minute clip, we’ll be able to give our attendees a really clear insight into what each talk is all about.”
Develop:Brighton 2016 featured plenty of virtual reality (VR) with the likes of HTC, Oculus and Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) all hosting demos. VR talks were held by some of the biggest names in the industry including: Unity, Fierce Kaiju, Force Field VR, Google, Coatsink, Hammerhead VR, Valve, nDreams, Bossa Studios and many more.
As the event draws closer and speakers are revealed VRFocus will bring you the latest updates.