Epic Games has recently announced they will be having a one-day virtual developers conference focused on the Unreal Engine and the many different applications it can be brought to bear upon. Unreal Fest Online 2020 will be broken down into short 50 minute presentations covering five different general categories: Architecture, Automotive Design, Games, Film & TV, and Cross-Industry. At the end of each presentation, a live Q&A session will wrap things up.
While there are five different tracks, attendees are not exclusively restricted to any one track and will be able to mix and match between sessions according to their own individual requirements. Despite being oriented as a professional conference, the only real requirement is for attendees to sign up. There is no cost to attend.
As the event notice on the Unreal Engine page indicates:
Creators across all industries are invited to come together to hear about the latest Unreal Engine developments (including more on what’s coming in UE5), learn new techniques and skills, and watch inspirational speakers from companies like Audi, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Rocksteady Studios, and Zero Density reveal how they use Unreal Engine in their projects.
Whether you’re a game developer, architect, engineer, designer, artist, producer, or cinematographer, if you create with Unreal Engine or are thinking about getting started, Unreal Fest Online is for you.
People who are interested in signing up for the event can click on this link. There is nothing to indicate that the presentations will be available through streaming sites such as YouTube or Twitch, but it’s entirely possible the content will make its way over to such sites later on as part of Epic’s “Unreal Academy” video tutorials. The only thing which would be missing once they are brought over would be the “live” element of the Q&A sessions.
If you’re an Unreal Engine enthusiast, or if you’re just curious to see how far a game engine can be stretched, this is likely one event worth signing up for.