WIRED 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 so far confirmed include:

  • Roma Agrawal

Roma Agrawal

Associate structural engineer, WSP

Roma Agrawal spent six years working on The Shard skyscraper in London -- the tallest building is Europe.

  • Ionut Alexandru Budisteanu

Ionut Alexandru Budisteanu

University of Bucharest

Alexandru aims to use his knowledge to create software and devices to help people.

  • Alex Allmont

Alex Allmont

Programmer & artist

Alex Allmont splits his time between programming and experimenting with art.

  • 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, with his video I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate receiving 3.46 million views alone.

  • CyFi



r00tz kids at Def Con
r00tz is dedicated to teaching young people around the world how to love being whitehat hackers.

  • Ze Frank

Ze Frank

Executive vice president of video

Ze Frank joined BuzzFeed in September 2012 to focus on finding new formats in social video.

  • Fleur de Force

Fleur de Force

Fashion Blogger

Fleur De Force is one of the most successful beauty and fashion bloggers in the UK.

  • Dave Glass & Kill Cooper

Dave Glass & Kill Cooper

Hungry Castle

Based in Barcelona, Hungry Castle is a creative studio that specialises in creating public art and fashion.

  • Linda Liukas

Linda Liukas

Author, Hello Ruby

Linda Liukas is a programmer, storyteller and illustrator from Helsinki.

  • Tim Peake

Tim Peake

UK Space Agency

Tim Peake is a member of the European Space Agency’s Astronaut Corps, based in Cologne.

  • Beth Reekles

Beth Reekles

Author & physics student

Beth Reekles is an avid reader and writer. She self-published her first novel The Kissing Booth on Wattpad.com, which went on to be read 19 million times.

  • Patrick Stevenson-Keating

Patrick Stevenson-Keating

Programmer & artist

Studio PSK
Collaborative design studio Studio PSK creates works across multiple platforms, specialising in object driven speculative design – using design as a medium to ask questions, rather than provide answers.

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