In our Unite Now blog post a few weeks ago, we announced that Unity would not be hosting a physical event this year. Instead, Unite 2020 will be completely digital. Since that post, we’ve received a lot of questions, so we wanted to take a moment to bring everyone up to speed on the details we know today.
Unite 2020 will be a digital-only event (in late September/early October).
We are working through various creative solutions to deliver the content our Unity community loves, like speaker sessions and hands-on learning. We’ll also maintain some of the key ingredients of in-person Unite events, including our Expert Bar, “meet the devs,” and networking, and new experiences will be added. In true Unity fashion, we will collaborate with our partners and the community to help deliver this content.
Unity will sponsor non-Unity events, but will not physically participate in any of them for the remainder of the year.
Unity will still sponsor industry events in 2020 and support sponsorships with digital content and experiences, including our Unite Now platform.
We will consider executing in-person Unity events when these are deemed safe and appropriate.
This includes things like Developer Days, sales hospitality meetings, VIP dinners, and thought-leadership events. We will continue to add smaller virtual events to meet these needs until we get back to our normal state of event programming.
We know there is no perfect replacement for in-person meetings, events or experiences. We believe that by focusing on digital direct channels and engagement, we’ll be able to continue supporting communities and building rapport with industry events and organizations, our customers, and the community.
Check back often for updates. We look forward to staying connected with all of you.