Wired Next Generation agenda revealed (Wired UK)


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Chemist and astronaut Helen Sharman, sound
artist Yuri Suzuki and self-described geek
songstress Helen Arney are joining the line-up for
our one-day event, Wired
Next Generation
.

Held on 18 October, just after our flagship 2014 conference,
the event will set out to raise awareness of the need for stronger
science, technology, engineering, arts and maths education in
Britain today, and highlight issues that will affect our world in
the years to come.

To help do this, Wired has curated a range of speakers
to talk about their experiences in becoming the best in their
field. New speakers to join the roster include British chemist and
astronaut Helen Sharman OBE, who became the first
Briton in space and the first to visit the Mir space station; sound
artist and designer Yuri Suzuki, the mind
behind London’s Sound
Taxi
; comedian and science presenter Helen
Arney
and Andrew Henderson, reigning
World Freestyle Football Champion.

Session themes will include Hacking a better world — with a
talk from CyFi, a 13-year-old hacker who
discovered iPhone and Android security flaws at the age of ten; How
to find your audience — with input from Buzzfeed’s executive VP of
video content, Ze Frank and Rizzle
Kicks
; Don’t just have an idea, build it — featuring
talks from the makers of the Twitter
Dress
Ryan Genz and Francesca
Rosella,
on fashion and wearable technology; and The new
pioneers, where we will hear from Tim Peake, an
astronaut preparing for a long-duration mission aboard the
International Space Station.

There will also be practical workshops teaching, among other
things, how to build a pocket spacecraft and how to turn fruit and
vegetables into musical instruments.

For a full listing of the speakers, including a running order of
the day’s talks and workshops, visit
the Wired Next Generation website
. Ticket prices vary for
children and adults, and there is a 25 percent discount for school groups.

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11 September 2014 | 4:48 pm – Source: wired.co.uk

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