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Unite 2023: How to participate and what to expect

July 25, 2023 in News | 5 min. read
Unite 2023 logo over multicolored background
Unite 2023 logo over multicolored background
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For the first time in four years, our popular Unite conference is back, live and in person. Whether you’re new to Unity, a seasoned pro, or just curious about our real-time 3D technology, Unite 2023 will celebrate the vibrant Unity community in all its glory.

We have an exciting agenda planned that covers everything games, including our renowned Keynote – full of inspiring content, crowd-pleasing announcements, and walk-ons from people behind some of your favorite games. During the day, there’ll be 30+ deep-dive technical sessions organized into four tracks – Ecosystem, AI, Multiplayer, and Growth. Our team will be spotlighting the latest Unity tools and features, demonstrating timesaving workflows, sharing proven strategies for ensuring game success, and giving you a sneak peek of what’s coming soon. Members of the Unity community, including developers from top studios, will be highlighting how they use Unity to achieve amazing games and experiences and run them on multiple platforms. 

And before, during, and after these sessions, there’ll be parties and plenty of great opportunities to get with your peers and connect with like-minded devs.

Here are just some of the tantalizing details about what you can expect at Unite 2023.

Where and when is Unite taking place this year?

Unite 2023 will take place in Amsterdam on November 15–16 at two main venues:

  • Welcome Party: November 15, 7:00–10:00 pm: To kick off Unite 2023, we’re all going to the world-famous Heineken Experience. Join us at this historic brewery on November 15 for tasty beverages and bites, multiple DJs, and good times meeting your friends and making new ones.
  • Full Conference: November 16, 8:00 am–11:00 pm: Join us at Taets Art and Event Park located just on the outskirts of Amsterdam – a creative hub stretched over three historic buildings along the waterfront.

When is the Keynote?

The Unite 2023 Keynote will be on November 16 at the Taets Art and Event Park at 10:00 am local time, with Unity CEO John Riccitiello expected to start the address plus many Unity experts and top studios taking the stage.

How can I participate?

Register to attend in person and see the Keynote live. For those not able to join us in person, the Keynote will be available on our YouTube and Twitch channels. Stay tuned for more information closer to the event.

What social events are planned?

As well as our Welcome Party at Heineken Experience on November 15, there’s a Happy Hour and an After-Party at the end of the conference. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to network with your peers.

What else can I expect?

Now for the juicy stuff, let’s get into some of the biggest topics you will hear about during Unite 2023.

Example of the graphics potential with PS VR2’s 4K resolution

New technologies for games: AI, XR, and spatial computing

As with every year, the newest innovations are top of mind for game developers everywhere. When it comes to AI, discover how Unity Sentis and Unity Muse are helping devs push the limits of creativity and build previously unimaginable experiences. Next, hear more about how we worked closely with Apple to provide a deep integration of visionOS with Unity PolySpatial, enabling creators to bring beloved games and apps to a whole new audience and ecosystem, or create something entirely new. Then, in the XR space, find out how Unity is helping developers create and bring their games to platforms like PSVR2 and Meta Quest 3.

Success stories

How do you actually make a living from games or build a successful project? At Unite, get actionable insights to help you apply business-school principles and turn a good game into a great business. Then hear studio success stories about how solutions like Wētā Tools, SyncSketch, Parsec, and Unity Gaming Services helped bring characters and entire games to life.

View of ECS for Unity in-Editor showing streamlined workflows, demonstrating a familiar authoring experience in the Unity Editor that is compatible with GameObject ecosystems.

What’s next for Unity

With roadmap deep dives, you will learn the latest ways you can build a better game with Unity. This means announcements about what’s next in graphics technology, Data-Oriented Technology Stack (DOTS), ambitious multiplayer solutions, improved iteration and collaboration tools, and the best options for mobile monetization – all with an added sneak peek at what’s ahead.

The fun, however, will have to wait for November. Not to worry, though, because you can catch up with last year’s Unite via our YouTube playlist and watch the most popular sessions (press play below to check one out right now).

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Register to join us in Amsterdam for Unite 2023 and stay tuned for the full session lineup – coming in September. To keep up with all Unity news, sign up to receive blog posts straight to your inbox.

Editor's note: This blog was last updated in August 2023.

July 25, 2023 in News | 5 min. read
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