develop cropA call for speaker submissions is now open for Develop:Brighton 2016 and prospective speakers have until 21 March 2016 to submit proposals at developconference.com 

Speakers are invited to submit sessions in line with Develop: Brighton’s ten tracks including two brand new tracks for 2016. The first, focused on funding, will take place on Tuesday 12 July, alongside the forward thinking Evolve track, and will include a funding workshop for startups.

The second new track, running as part of the main conference on Wednesday 13 July and Thursday 14 of Develop:Brighton, will be dedicated to Virtual Reality and will complement a new VR Gallery in the expo area where VR platforms and games will be showcased for visitors to experience.

The invitation to speak is open to all developers who have an idea for a talks. Topics up for discussion include:

*Developing for VR
* Funding
* Discoverability
* Marketing and PR
* Games as a Service
* Self-publishing
* Customer Acquisition
* Running a Successful Business
* Monetisation/Getting Games to Pay

Develop:Brighton (UK) brings together games developers to share experiences, information and ideas. It takes place from 12-14th July 2016 in the Hilton Brighton.

Day 1: Tuesday 12 July 9:30 – 18:00:

*Evolve conference

*Games Funding Forum

*Games Funding Workshop

Wednesday 13 July 9:00 – 18:00:

*Main Develop:Brighton conference

Thursday 14 July 9:30 – 18:00:

*Main Develop:Brighton conference continues

*Indie Dev Day

*Indie Dev Showcase – The IndieDev: Day returns for the fifth year aimed specifically at independent developers with sessions, the chance to mix with other indies and a showcase featuring some of the best new indie projects currently in development.

*Audio Track sessions

Running alongside the Develop:Brighton Conference on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 July is the Develop Expo. It’s free for all visitors to attend; has some of Europe’s most innovative games development companies; features the Indie Showcase which showcases indies, I’m guessing; an area dedicated to AR and VR; and most importantly: a bar.

Prices vary greatly depending on what part of the event access is required to.

More info: http://www.developconference.com/