We’re nearing the end of another year, so it’s time to get those pitch muscles pumping and prepare for 2017!
The first themes for 2017 are:
January: Octodad – Parenting, childhood, family
February: Hot Date – Dating (STOP RIGHT THERE OKAY we’ve heard everything there is to hear about BioWare)
March: Resident Evil – Double crossing, backstabbing monstrosities
April: Audiosurf – Soundtracks, Music, the art of Listening
May: Watch Dogs– Animals (like DOGS please talk about dogs) in games
June: JBDay Celebrations – An all day topic free-for-all
How to Pitch:
To pitch your talk, send us a couple of sentences that give a sense of the topic you’ll be covering and the way you’ll be exploring it. We might ask you a few questions to really get a feel for the talk, so be prepared. Diversity is the name of the game at VideoBrains: please don’t be afraid to pitch from outside the games industry, or with no prior speaking experience. What we want to see is passionate people with great ideas, that explore play from new perspectives.
Email your pitches to Jake@VideoBrains.co.uk with “VideoBrains Pitch [Month]” as the topic.
We read every pitch we get, but we don’t have time to reply to all of them, sorry! If we think you’re a fit for that month we’ll reply to you as soon as we can with information on what happens next. If we like your pitch but don’t currently have space for it, we’ll tag it and keep it on hand – so you might hear from us in the future! If we don’t get back to you, please do keep pitching for future events. It’s not you, it’s us.
But will VideoBrains care about me?
Kitten gif says Yes. Although we’re a growing crowdfunded event and can’t (currently) pay speakers, we are happy to cover your travel costs within the UK. We also record and publish all of your talks online, ensuring you reach both our online and offline audiences. We run a zero tolerance safer space policy to keep our speakers and audience comfortable while attending our events, and are always available to help you with any of your concerns – either email us, tweet at us, or catch us in person at the events.
We look forward to hearing from you!