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  DEVELOP IN BRIGHTON 2013: CALL FOR SPEAKERS
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02/05/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Tuesday 5 th February, 2013: Tandem Events announced today that speaker submissions have opened for this year’s Develop in Brighton Conference , which will take place from 9 -11 July 2013.

Attendance at the Develop In Brighton Conference has increased each year since its inception in 2006 and it is now Europe’s leading event for the games development community. Last July saw a rise of 22% in the number of indie developer attendees, a strong sign of the conference’s ability to reflect the fast-changing business models in the games development market.

Innovation and change will kick off the conference again this year, with the popular Evolve sessions on Tuesday 9 July.  Evolve focuses on emerging platforms, new business models and innovation in games technologies and is an ideal opener for the business to follow over the next two days. Develop is a vibrant conference with a diverse programme encompassing business, coding, game design, art and audio among its tracks. Held on the seafront in Brighton, it has also become justly renowned for its networking opportunities.

 “Game developers are passionate about what they do and we want to hear from anyone who feels they can contribute, whether by helping to raise awareness of issues, presenting technological advances, or discussing areas of importance in games development today and beyond,” says Tandem Events’ managing director Andy Lane.

“This is a time of real change in the industry and anyone who has a stake in that should be interested in involving their fellow developers. Crowdfunding, new console platforms, connected TV, for example, are all issues that directly affect us and will be among burning issues for the year ahead.”

Previous Develop speakers have found the experience both informative and enlightening.

Keynote speaker Eugene Evans, VP, Studio GM, Bioware Mythic, who made his Develop Conference debut last July, says: “It was a pleasure to deliver the keynote for the Develop Conference. It clearly represents an amazing opportunity for both new and experienced developers to network and learn about the latest thinking in gaming. The collective knowledge of speakers at a smaller less formal event can’t be surpassed.”

Of his participation last year, David Solari, Chief Marketing Officer, Jagex Games Studios, says: “The Develop conference remains the ‘go to’ event for the UK industry. The conference offers so much regardless of your background, perfectly mixing excellent speakers and unbeatable networking opportunities.”

To submit your proposal for a speaker session, visit www.developconference.com and fill out the submission form before the deadline of 15 March 2013.

Notes to editors:

About the Develop Conference:

The eighth Develop Conference will take place at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton, UK, from 9-11 July 2013. It attracts over 1,600 game developers from over 20 different territories and has become firmly established as the leading conference in Europe for games developers. Tracks include: Art, Audio, Business, Coding, Design, Evolve and Production.

Developers can submit session proposals and find out more at www.developconference.com.

Evolve focuses on how to develop games for new and emerging platforms, new technologies and new markets like social and casual gaming. It opens on Tuesday 9 July.

About Tandem Events:

Tandem Events has over 30 years of experience in organising market-leading exhibitions, conferences and events across a number of industry sectors, including Develop and Evolve in Brighton, Evolve in London, Develop in Liverpool, GamesDevMasterClasses, Games:EDU, Games Marketing Forum and Games Grads. More details at www.tandemevents.co.uk.