Develop:Brighton 2019 Conference Schedule Released

It’s now getting into the season of big events with the Game Developers Conference (GDC) out the way, F8 2019 concluding yesterday, Google I/O next week and the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) next month to name a few. There are also plenty of smaller, more focused events dotted around the calendar, one of which is the annual Develop:Brighton conference in the UK which has just published its full schedule.

The annual three-day conference and expo is set to feature more than 100 speakers who will be hosting talks, Q&As and roundtable discussions. Speakers will be covering a wide range of topics focused on eight tracks – Art, Design, Indie, Audio, Evolve, Business, Discoverability and Coding.

The speaker line-up includes the following talks:

  • Keynote: Rebellion – The Path to Independence
    • Chris Kingsley and Jason Kingsley – Rebellion
  • Body Positivity in Character Design
    • Loukia Kyriakidou – Freelance Artist
    • A First Look: The Xbox Accessibility Guidelines
      • Brannon Zahand – Microsoft
      • Fun, Safety, Profit: Year 1 of a Successful Indie Studio
        • Lottie Bevan – Weather Factory
        • Show Them the Money: An Agent & Developers Q&A
          • Derek Douglas, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) & AJ Grand-Strutton – Dlala
          • Elegance vs Intricacy – When Your Design Is Too Good to Have Depth
            • Tim Fletcher – Jagex
            • Pushing the Boundaries for PlayStation VR: Sony London Studio’s Journey to Blood & Truth
              • Stuart Whyte – Sony London Studio
              • Code Ahoy – Finding Hidden Treasure In Creating Your Own Audio Systems
                • Jon Vincent, Jamie Hughes, Katie Tarrant & Guillaume Muller – Rare
                • Next Gen VR – What Developers Need to Know
                  • Andrew Ayre Alvaro Barúa – ZeroLight 
                  • Accessibility and the Importance of Including the Disabled in the Development Process
                    • Felicia Prehn – Nopia Oy
                    • Alongside all the talks, Develop:Brighton 2019 will also include the Indie Showcase Competition where budding studios have the opportunity to show off their videogames not published by a third party, with the deadline being 20th May. And then there is the new Develop: Star Awards, celebrating the best videogames and talent from the last 12 months.

                      Registrations are now live with interested visitors able to save 20% on a conference pass with the Early Bird rate if bought on or before Wednesday, 5th June. Develop:Brighton runs from Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th July 2019 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole. For further updates, keep reading VRFocus.

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