Valve has outlined a number of presentations that will taking place at their upcoming developer conference event, the inaugural Steam Dev Days, hosted in Seattle early next year. A session schedule includes presentations involving reps of AMD, Intel, Nvidia, Unity and Oculus, and of course a whole bunch hosted by the Valve Software team.
Topics of the presentations listed are all centered around ventures and concepts that Valve has recently been promoting or expressing interest in. Linux game development is well represented, as Valve presumably looks to encourage as many developers as possible to get on board its upcoming Linux-based Steam OS, and both Valve's Mike Abrash, and Oculus VR's Palmer Luckey will be proselytizing on the future of virtual reality applications.
Steam Dev Days is pitched as a press-free event for developers, so it's unsure how much the non-attending general public will be able to gleam from the conference, but the initial announcement did mention that the talks will be recorded, so hopefully those videos will be made available to us in some form.
Steam Dev Days will be held in Seattle on Jan 15th and 16th, 2014. Game developers wishing to register for the event at US$95 per head, can still do so at steamdevdays.com