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:


  • 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