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 to join us 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.

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What you can expect?

Check out the highlight video from WIRED Next Generation 2013

Want to see more?

For a taste of what’s to come you can find all the videos from the WIRED2014: Next Generation at


Topics for WIRED2014: Next Generation are yet to be announced. However, our inaugural event aimed to introduce curious young minds to just some of the trends that will impact their lives in the coming years.

Some sessions focused on creativity, others on personal belief, entrepreneurialism or how to discover what you want to do with your life. Next Generation speakers introduced new technologies, shared stories of how they became “internet famous”, and even took to the stage for musical performances – including Daria Musk and Eliza Doolittle.

Speakers at the previous event included:

  • Amy Mather, a 13-year-old Raspberry Pi hacker
  • Gav Strange, digital animator at Aardman Animations
  • Jamal Edwards, founder of SBTV and Youtube star
  • Claire Crowley, PhD researcher at University College London
  • Deb Roy, founder of Bluefin Labs and MIT Media Lab professor
  • Daniel Cowan, founder of WobbleWorks, the company behind 3Doodler

Who Attends?

WIRED2014: Next Generation welcomes anyone between 12 and 18 years of age. The aim of the event is to inspire these people, introduce them to the WIRED world and show them that they have the power to change the world.

It’s an exciting, fast-paced day that any young person — from budding scientists to hopeful media moguls — can attend and take something away from.

Get involved

For sponsorship enquiries, please contact Claire Dobson on 0207 152 3124 or email

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