Frequently Asked Questions - and answers to everything and anything regarding the conference
Q: How do I submit a speech, I don’t see speech submissions being open?
A: Reboot Develop Blue conference is widely (in)famous for being curated, invitation-only (where invites are sent roughly a year in advance) when it comes to building its high-end speaker list. This is how our board manages to keep the focus on both very specific topics as well as inviting the best of the best industry creators and leaders to speak at the conference. If you feel that you would fit the lineup perfectly, do not hesitate to drop us a line and show your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org because we do make few exceptions every year.
Q: Is there a meeting application, I can’t find it anywhere! How do I meet people?
A: This another strong signature of Reboot Develop Blue. We have become known for a super relaxed way of doing organic business and meetings at our event and our attendees’ value that approach immensely. As the whole conference is taking place inside of the same conference resort, where all of the attendees are staying and spending all of their time, you will be able to meet face to face all of them, sit with them for a meeting in of the beautiful resort lounges overlooking Adriatic sea or just set up a lunch or a dinner at one of the great restaurants around.
Q: Are there some specific networking events I should be aware of?
A: Yes, more than a few, and we reveal them as soon as they are confirmed, expect the return of all the major ones that Reboot Develop is well known for. There will be also more than a few dozen invite-only parties and side events happening during Reboot Develop and hosted by various attending companies and associations all around Dubrovnik area. Among them is also a selection of very special high-end experiences that are exclusively part of a very limited VIP package (that is near to being sold out, while others are being organized by various attending companies and associations themselves.,
Q: Where should I stay, what are suggested accommodation options? What if all booking sites end up telling me that the usual accommodation options within the resort are sold out?
A: Conference is taking place at Sheraton resort in a lagoon short ride away from the historical city center of Dubrovnik, hence all of the suggested accommodation options are within the same lagoon/resort area. All of the accommodation options at wide resort areas are pre-reserved by us and provided at a significant discount exclusively through custom booking links at www.rebootdevelopblue.com/accommodation While some of them do get sold out fast, there will be a variety of excellent other options available including private villas, apartments etc.
Q: What is the best way to travel to Dubrovnik and Reboot Develop Blue conference?
A: From April the newly built and expanded Dubrovnik airport already has a sizeable selection of daily direct flights to most of the major European airport hubs which are within 1-2 hours of flight away, so it is pretty convenient. If you are flying in from the USA, Asia or Africa unless there is a direct flight available we suggest connecting in one of those major airport hubs within Europe (London, Munich, Frankfurt, Paris, Rome, Istanbul, Stockholm, Dublin, Madrid, etc.). Beachside conference venue itself is just 15 minutes car ride away from Dubrovnik airport. Besides flying directly to Dubrovnik there are other options as well. Other choices would include flying to major airport of Split further north from Dubrovnik (approx 2-hour drive away) or Podgorica or Tivat airports in Montenegro (approx 2-hour drive away) and driving or grabbing a cab ride from there. For those up for a road trip, Croatia has an excellent newly built network of speedy highways and it is possible to drive efficiently from anywhere within Europe.
Indie Award & Indie Expo FAQ
Q: What does the expo/exhibition area look like?
A: It is best to look at the photo above. Entire expo will take place in the Sheraton Hotel foyer in just in front of the reception desk and it will extend in “Y” shaped formation with expo slots on both sides of.Dimension of the expo slot are just enough to place two machines. You’ll have two available chairs. Check the Rules and Regulations for Indie Expo.
Q: What should I bring with me to the Expo?
A: European Power Adapter Plug is a must. Extension cords with multiple outlets are provided onsite, bring extra just in case. Standard marketing stuff such as fliers, stickers, etc. are of course more than welcome. Table cloths will also be provided onsite(most likely in black color), however if you wish to match the table with the Goes-without-saying – computer / mobile machines and/or any peripheral which is leveraged to play your masterpiece.
Q: Will there be electricity provided?
Q: Will there be internet provided?
Q: Is it possible to rent gear such as monitors/TVs etc.?
A: It is possible to rent a monitor but in supremely limited supply. This strictly depends on how much spare gear our technicians have available. We could, however, put you in contact with a local tech retailer, so you could make an arrangement yourself.
Q: If I purchased an Indie Package, do I have to participate in Indie Expo or Indie Award contest?
A: Participation at Indie Awards or Indie Expo is optional.
Q: If I purchase a standard All Access pass, can I participate at Indie Expo or Indie Award contest?
A: Essentially the answer is yes, however, we need to place priority on indie package holders that have this option by default, which means those who purchase regular tickets could apply for the Indie Expo but will have opportunity to exhibit only if we don’t run out of space/expo slots. Keep in mind, also, that Indie Package is two-ticket arrangement which means, preferably, that two individuals from one studio should apply for the Indie Expo (as one individual should always occupy the expo slot at all times), which results in purchasing two regular tickets.
Q: What is not allowed to bring to the expo?
A: Everything is allowed to bring, but not everything is allowed to use. It is forbidden to use exhibition full-size rollups or anything similar taller in nature that would block path or make expo slot near/opposite you hidden from sight, as we are extremely limited with expo space within hotel area.
Q: If I want to go listen to a talk, could I leave the expo slot unattended?
A: You should always have expo slot occupied with at least one person. Precaution of course, but also it would be smart to have a person at the expo slot when interested publisher and/or investor comes to tryout your game. This especially matters if you applied for the Indie Awards.
Q: Is there a deadline for Indie Award, Indie Expo or Pitching Session application?
A: Yes! The deadline is 1st of March – 11:59PM CEST time (GTM+2). Any application submitted after this period will be voided with no exception. You can check the submissions here.
Q: Who are the judges for the Indie Awards?
A: To avoid any issues regarding the judging process, all designated Indie Award judges are anonymous.
Q: Do we need to exhibit the game at the expo if we applied for Indie Awards?
A: It is not strictly necessary, however, it would greatly go to your favor to be present when the anonymous judge arrive to tryout your game, as you would be able to present the key features of the game face-to-face.
Q: Do we need to be present at the conference during the Indie Award Ceremony?
A: Again, not strictly necessary, but we would assume that you would wish to collect the award plaque on the stage during the announcement of the Indie Award winners.