We want to hear from you!
Talk submissions for Play by Play 2019 are now open from now until 25th February, 2019!

Wellington’s favourite pink game development conference is back, here to bring you another year of artisanal, eclectic and bespoke content. But hey, we need some wonderful humans to share their novel content – so send us your talks below.

We’re a unique conference that prides ourselves on talking about untrodden territory, esoteric niche knowledge, and having fun while doing so.

First-time speakers are encouraged – students, hobbyists and professionals alike. You more than likely have something amazing to share with Play by Play attendees! If you’re a veteran speaker, this is the perfect opportunity to share that weird, off-the-cuff concept you’ve been mulling over.

Past talks have included: a megagames talk which incorporated a game played by the entire attending conference audience; a keynote about diversity in games opened with a sung parody to Lorde’s Royals; an illustrated journey through game font do’s & don’ts, and more! Don’t be afraid to pitch something weird, wild or wonderful.

Some relevant info for you

  • This year’s theme is “The Power of Many” and reflects our strength in community, diversity and the impact our craft can make when we work together.
  • The conference will take place from the 26th to 27th April, 2019. That’s right, we will be extending the conference to two days this year! This means that we have space for more talks but also later start-times and earlier end-times for each day, making this the chillest Play by Play yet.
  • Accepted speakers receive a free pass to Play by Play’s ticketed events, including the conference and awards night.
  • In line with our core values, we highly encourage diversity and speaking applications from those with unique and/or underrepresented perspectives.

Submit your talk for Play by Play 2019!

Applications to speak at Play by Play 2019 are now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted! We’ll be in touch.