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. See confirmed speakers here.

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.

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What you can expect?

Check out the highlight video from WIRED Next Generation 2013, also at Tobacco Dock, the venue of this year’s event.

Want to see more?

For a taste of what’s to come you can find all the videos from WIRED2013: 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 future.

Some sessions focused on creativity, others on personal belief, entrepreneurialism or how to discover what 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.

With the likes of Ze Frank of Buzzfeed; Suli Breaks, a London spoken word artist; Rizzle Kicks; and Roma Agrawal, the architect behind The Shard, WIRED2014: Next Generation is set to be another incredible day.

The hugely varied speaker line-up for WIRED2014: Next Generation includes:

        • Fleur de Force, fashion and beauty Youtuber with millions of views
        • Rizzle Kicks, Musicians Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule
        • Tim Peake, member of the European Space Agency’s Astronaut Corps
        • Ze Frank, executive vice president of video at Buzzfeed
        • Roma Agrawal, architect who worked on The Shard skyscraper
        • Darcus Beese, president of the record company Island Records
        • Beth Reekles, young author of The Kissing Booth

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. Adults are welcome only with an accompanying teenager.

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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