18 October 2014
50 Porters Walk,
London E1W 2SF
Check out the amazing line-up
of speakers and performers here
2013 HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO
“I wanted to say thank you for a well organised opportunity to meet with so many professionals in the creative industry. We have networked with some interesting people and could end up sponsoring a few companies as a direct consequence of the event.”
“Yet again, the WIRED event blew me away – not only some awe-inspiring speakers but where else would I get the chance to exchange ideas from innovators from so many different industries. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Roll on WIRED 2014!”
“Thank you for these incredibly inspiring two days. I do attend quite a few conferences and I must say the Wired event undoubtedly topped every single one of them in 2013. Congrats for assembling such a line up of amazing speakers. Looking forward to next year!”
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AN EVENT FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
In 2014 WIRED Next Generation returns bigger and better.
Now in its second year, WIRED Next Generation – the third day of our 2014 event – is dedicated to inspiring young minds. On Saturday, October 18 we will welcome people aged 12 to 18 years old at London’s Tobacco Dock for talks, hands-on workshops and Q&As. Speakers at the inaugural event included Nick d’Aloisio, Jamal Edwards and representatives from the BBC and Aardman.
Also included in the ticket price is access to the WIRED Next Generation Workshops – hands-on sessions from exciting people in the WIRED network. Workshops announced so far include:
- How to: Make your own wearable
Get hands on with Arduino chips, conductive threads, LEDs and more to make your own wearable.
- How to: Make a digital comic
Comic-book writer Leah Moore will help you plan and design an online comic – and share it with the world.
- How to: Make a virtual-reality headset
Using 3D-printed parts, smartphones, lenses and mechanics, build your own VR headset.
WIRED2014: NEXT GENERATION Main Stage speakers
WIRED2014: Next Generation will feature a incredible range of inspiring speakers. From artists and musicians merging creativity and technology, to coders and designers finding new areas of exploration, you’re unlikely to find such a diverse line-up anywhere else. WIRED2014: Next Generation is an event designed to inspire young minds. Speakers include:
Astronaut, European Space Agency
The British astronaut – who will launch in 2015 – on the challenges of going to space
First British Astronaut
The first Briton in space and the first woman to visit the Mir space station
Signed to Island Records after making hit hip hop videos on YouTube
World Freestyle Football Champion
Reigning F3 World Tour leader and the UK's freestyle champion for five years running
One of the most successful beauty and fashion bloggers in the UK, with a million subscribers on YouTube
Chief engineer on the British bid to travel at 1,000mph on land
Executive vice president of video, Buzzfeed
Joined BuzzFeed in September 2012 to focus on finding new formats in social video
Associate structural engineer, WSP
How engineering shapes the world, from a jelly baby bridge to The Shard
Programmer & artist
Hacking incredible contraptions from toy bricks (or anything else you have around)
Musical comedian who conducts clinical trials on her songs
President, Island Records
Darcus Beese entered the music industry as an intern at Island Records
Spoken word artist
Suli Breaks' YouTube channel has received over 10 million views
Cofounder, r00tz kids at DEF CON
The 13-year-old teaching young people around the world how to love being whitehat hackers
London-based connected clothing, worn by Katy Perry and shown at London Fashion Week
Author, Hello Ruby
Linda Liukas is the author of Hello Ruby, a Kickstarter-funded coding book for kids
Author & physics student
How to self-publish your first bestseller
Programmer & artist, Studio PSK
Exploring the world through design
Designer and artist
Inventor / designer of sound art as you've never heard it
Computer scientist, Romania
Building a self-driving car at the age of 19
WIRED Next Generation Workshops
Included in the WIRED Next Generation ticket price is access to the event workshops – hands-on sessions from some of the most exciting people in the WIRED network.
Workshops announced so far include…
Make a VR Headset
Altergaze is a Kickstarter funded company that is working towards making Virtual Reality accessible for everyone. During this workshop Altergaze will guide you through the process of 3D printing, assembling and calibrating an Altergaze smartphone-based Virtual Reality headset.
Redesign the body with biotechnology
Introducing the science of tissue engineering; from growing materials in the lab to 3D printing organs to order. Participants will design and make their ideal ‘future skin’. Try and test new ideas, and learn how biotechnology has the potential to redesign the body in ways never previously imagined.
Make fruit and plants into musical instruments
Banana piano? Trumpeting tulips? Explore how everyday objects can be transformed into musical instruments with the help of a MaKey MaKey hackable invention kit.
Make your own wearable robot
Come sew a circuit! Make your own wearable robot with light-up LED eyes without touching a soldering iron, but instead using a needle and conductive thread. With Codasign, the Hackey-based tech workshop team.
Make comics for the digital age
Electricomics will explain the link between storytelling and software, taking you from stapled pages to app design. You’ll not just move comics to the screen, you’ll make the comics own the screen.
Make A Profitable App
Facebook and Parse have built a whole range of such technologies, that help people take creative ideas – from games to shopping apps – and make them easier, cheaper and faster to build. With the help of Parse Partnerships Manager Ali Parr, attendees will be guided through the the stages of designing, building and shipping a digital idea.
Build a pocket spacecraft
Introducing the science of tissue engineering; from growing materials in the lab to 3D printing organs to order. Participants will design and make their ideal ‘future skin’. Try and test new ideas, and learn how biotech has the potential to redesign the body in ways never imagined.
Make robots grow your food
To learn how robots can grow your food, you’ll first learn how to control a video-streaming robot over the web and build a water sensor, before engaging in a robotic water fight. One lucky participant of the winning team’s choosing will get to keep a rover.
Make a viral YouTube video
YouTube Space London
This session covers how to produce video content on a shoestring budget, and still get the desired quality. After equipping you with these skills, YouTube Space London will challenge you to create a video on YouTube, with a chance to win a prize!
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