Grab your diary and pencil it in - the 2009 Develop Conference and Expo will take place from July 14th to 16th in Brighton.
Back for its fourth year, the event will once again bring together the cream of the international development community for three days of learning, inspiration, networking and fun. In addition to all of the talks, panels and roundtables you'd expect, next year's event will place increased emphasis on the first day's themed proceedings.
"The Develop Conference in Brighton is firmly established as the leading UK game developers conference," said Andy Lane, director of conference organiser Tandem Events. "It brings together every branch of the development community who come to learn as well as network, and our high quality conference programme is one of the things that sets Develop apart.
"For 2009 we're adding a new dimension to the event by focusing the first day on the latest innovations that are taking place in social, casual, handheld and online - the next frontier - of game development. Once again, the main programme will include more big name speakers from around the world - the Develop Conference has a global reach - attracting speakers from America, Europe and Asia as well as the very best home grown talent," he said.
"And on top of all the brainy stuff, there are the networking opportunities, parties, drinks and awards and, dare I say it, the chance to have a bit of fun by the sea in sunny Brighton."
Keep your eyes peeled on the official Develop Conference website for more information.