18 October 2014


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50 Porters Walk,
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2014 AGENDA:

Check out the amazing line-up
of speakers and performers here




“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.”
Jermaine Campbell, wdc
“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!”
Ian Connerton, Boots Opticians
“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!”
Carole Zibi, LinkedIn


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The WIRED2014: Next Generation event was bigger and better than ever.

The third day of our WIRED2014 event was dedicated to inspiring young minds. On Saturday, October 18 welcomed people aged 12 to 18 years old at London’s Tobacco Dock for talks, hands-on workshops and Q&As. Speakers at the event included such A-list names as performance capture pioneer Andy Serkis, UK musicians Rizzle Kicks, and astronauts Tim Peake and Helen Sharman.

Also included in the ticket price was access to the WIRED Next Generation Workshops – hands-on sessions from exciting people in the WIRED network. Workshops included:

  • 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.

See all Workshops here.

WIRED2014: NEXT GENERATION Main Stage speakers

WIRED2014: Next Generation featured an 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. Speakers included:

  • Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis

Actor, director, performance capture pioneer, The Imaginarium Studios

The actor, director and WIRED cover star on the art of performance capture

  • Tim Peake

Tim Peake

Astronaut, European Space Agency

The British astronaut – who will launch in 2015 – on the challenges of going to space

  • Helen Sharman

Helen Sharman

First British Astronaut

The first Briton in space and the first woman to visit the Mir space station

  • Andrew Henderson

Andrew Henderson

World Freestyle Football Champion

Reigning F3 World Tour leader and the UK's freestyle champion for five years running

  • Fleur De Force

Fleur de Force

Fashion Blogger

One of the most successful beauty and fashion bloggers in the UK, with a million subscribers on YouTube

  • Mark Chapman

Mark Chapman

Chief engineer,
Bloodhound Project

Chief engineer on the British bid to travel at 1,000mph on land

  • Ze Frank

Ze Frank

Executive vice president of video, Buzzfeed

Joined BuzzFeed in September 2012 to focus on finding new formats in social video

  • Roma Agrawal

Roma Agrawal

Associate structural engineer, WSP

How engineering shapes the world, from a jelly baby bridge to The Shard

  • Alex Allmont

Alex Allmont

Programmer & artist

Hacking incredible contraptions from toy bricks (or anything else you have around)

  • Helen Arney

Helen Arney

Geek songstress

Musical comedian who conducts clinical trials on her songs

  • Jack-Cator

Jack Cator

Founder & CEO, HideMyAss!

How I built a global business from my parents's sofa at 15

  • Darcus Beese

Darcus Beese

President, Island Records

Darcus Beese entered the music industry as an intern at Island Records

  • Suli Breaks

Suli Breaks

Spoken word artist

Suli Breaks' YouTube channel has received over 10 million views

  • CyFi


Cofounder, r00tz kids at DEF CON

The 13-year-old teaching young people around the world how to love being whitehat hackers

  • Brooke Roberts

Brooke Roberts

Digital knitwear designer

A radiographer and fashion designer, Roberts explores how science and creativity helped turn a hobby into a business

  • Linda Liukas

Linda Liukas

Author, Hello Ruby

Linda Liukas is the author of Hello Ruby, a Kickstarter-funded coding book for kids

  • Beth Reekles

Beth Reekles

Author & physics student

How to self-publish your first bestseller

  • Yuri Suzuki

Yuri Suzuki

Designer and artist

Inventor / designer of sound art as you've never heard it

WIRED Next Generation Workshops

Included in the WIRED Next Generation ticket price was access to the event workshops – hands-on sessions from some of the most exciting people in the WIRED network.


How to…
Make a VR Headset

Altergaze Ltd.

Altergaze is a Kickstarter funded company that is working towards making Virtual Reality accessible for everyone. During this workshop Altergaze guided parrticipants through the process of 3D printing, assembling and calibrating an Altergaze smartphone-based Virtual Reality headset.


How to…
Redesign the body with biotechnology

Amy Congdon

Introducing the science of tissue engineering; from growing materials in the lab to 3D printing organs to order. Attendees designed and created their ideal ‘future skin’. They tested new ideas, and learnt how biotechnology has the potential to redesign the body in ways never previously imagined.


How to…
Make fruit and plants into musical instruments


Banana piano? Trumpeting tulips? Participants at this workshop discovered how everyday objects can be transformed into musical instruments with the help of a MaKey MaKey hackable invention kit.


How to…
Make your own wearable robot


Sewing circuits! Attendees were able to make their own wearable robots with light-up LED eyes – without touching a soldering iron. Instead they used a needle and conductive thread. With Codasign, the Hackey-based tech workshop team.


How to…
Make comics for the digital age


Electricomics explained the link between storytelling and software, taking participants from stapled pages to app design. Next Generation delegates made the comics own the screen – not just appear on them.


How to…
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 were guided through the the stages of designing, building and shipping a digital idea.


How to…
Build a pocket spacecraft


The spacecraft design workshop gave attendees the opportunity to work together to design and customise a real Thin-Film Spacecraft that were to be launched into space.


How to…
Make robots grow your food


To learn how robots can grow your food, participants learnt how to control a video-streaming robot over the web and how to build a water sensor, before engaging in a robotic water fight. One lucky participant got to keep a rover.


How to…
Make a viral YouTube video

YouTube Space London

This session covered how to produce video content on a shoestring budget, and still get the desired quality. After equipping attendees with these skills, YouTube Space London challenged them to create a video on YouTube, with a chance to win a prize!

How to…
Become a social entrepreneur


Attendees spoke to successful entrepreneurs who have decided to launch startups with a conscience, from providing the fashion industry with eco textiles to educating children and teenagers about sustainable farming with robots.


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