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WXG 7 – Technology for Good Conference

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The Electric Theatre

Onslow Street

Guildford

GU1 4SZ

United Kingdom

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Technology can be clever. It can be cool. It can be creative.

But to truly make a difference, we must use technology for good. Now in its seventh year, 2019’s WXG will explore smart cities, sustainability, accessibility, AI in healthcare, technology in sport, and much more.

Brought to you by Kyan and Wirehive, WXG brings together inspirational speakers from the creative, digital and technical industries for a one-day schedule of talks, breakouts and fireside chats. With new technologies, products and services raising fundamental questions about how we live, work and communicate, our speakers will focus on what the future holds for their area of digital expertise.


Speakers announced so far

Alice More O'Ferrall
Global Digital Engagement Manager, WWF

As Global Digital Manager for WWF International, Alice is responsible for ensuring that WWF supporters share, love and engage with digital comms to inspire them to take real world action for our planet. Working on all things digital including social, chat bots, strategic digital partnerships, UX and more, Alice also speaks at conferences on how WWF approaches social and digital engagement.

Chris Todhunter
Founder & Technical Director, Studio Republic

Chris is founder and technical director of Studio Republic and has worked in web development for longer than he cares to admit. His baby, Studio Republic, is well into its teens now. Like most teenagers, Studio Republic has been exploring its identity and where it fits in the world. The Studio has become focused on sustainability and social justice: making great work for the good people of the world.

Rebecca Hopkins
CEO, Sports Technology Awards

Rebecca is CEO of The Sports Technology Awards Group, who recognise the vital role that technology plays in sport. The awards remain unique globally, representing an international mark of excellence both for consumers and commerce. Rebecca is a regular TV pundit about sports business, co-founder of Women's Sports Week and serves on the Advisory Board of Loughborough University’s Business School.

Steven “Woody” Woodgate
Microsoft Storyteller/UK Accessibility ERG Comms Lead

Steven is a creative, curious and collaborative marketer and accessibility advocate leading the charge on creating an inclusive culture. He believes technology elevates and enhances education, employment and creativity for billions around the world, especially the 1 billion people with disabilities.

Tamer Shahin
Founder and CEO, Mimitec

Tamer is the CEO of Mimitec – a UK digital mental health company that has recently received Innovate UK government funding for innovation. He's been independently named as one of the top 18 global influencers shaping digital health and has appeared on many media platforms including Forbes and Sky News.

Kirsty Kelley
Cross-Sector Collaboration Specialist

Kirsty is a senior strategist, practitioner and collaboration specialist. With over 19 years experience working with Guide Dogs for the Blind, smart cities and IBM, she is passionate about creating relationships between organisations that deliver social impact. Her work has been shortlisted twice for Institute for Collaborative Working innovation awards.

Chris Dowling
Senior Front-End Engineer, Unmade

Unmade is a global fashion software company. They enable fashion brands to become more sustainable by only making what is actually sold, resulting in minimal waste. Chris is a Senior Front-end Engineer who has been working on Unmade's customisation tools for three years.


Seb Lee-Delisle
Digital Artists, Creative Coder and Speaker

Seb is a digital artist who specialises in mesmerising large-scale interactive light installations. His work is a celebration of technology and draws on his previous experience as a game programmer.


Daniel Harvey
Head of Product Design & Brand, The Dots Global

Daniel designs products that solve problems for people, creates opportunities for brands, and drives results for businesses. He’s won 100+ awards including Cannes Lions and the BIMA 100. Previous to The Dots, Daniel has worked for Zone, SapientNitro, and, across the pond in New York, R/GA.


Ann Longley
Digital Director, The Prince’s Trust

Ann is a digital leader working across international sectors. She helps organisations modernise and grow by leveraging digital content, channels and technology. She has co-designed new products, services, customer experiences and award-winning campaigns for start-ups, big brands, government departments and non-profits.



The Electric Theatre operated as an electricity works tasked with powering the local town of Guildford between 1913 and 1968. In its latter years, the works struggled to cater for the growing demand in electricity, and a bigger station was built. The Works sadly lay dormant for thirty-one years, during which time it was used to house theatre stages and sets until Guildford Borough Council injected a new lease of life into the venue in 1997 when it became the now iconic, Electric Theatre. As of 2017, the Theatre is financed and managed as a not-for-profit venture by world leaders in music industry education, the Academy of Contemporary Music.


Our sponsors

We are proud to be sponsored by Oracle, Agencynomics, Guildford Borough Council and Noah.


Agenda

09:00 – Registration & Refreshments

09:30 – Conference Begins

11:10 – Break

11:30 – Second Session

12:50 – Lunch

14:00 – Third Session

15:30 – Break

16:00 – Final Session

17:30 – After Party

If you'd like to register for updates you can either request to be added to the mailing list at info@wxg.co.uk or follow our Twitter stream.


FAQs

What's included in my tickets?

Every ticket includes full access to the conference including 9 key note speakers, a fireside chat and panel discussion; tea, coffee and a treat on arrival and during each break; two-course hot buffet lunch; after party drinks and a conference goody bag.


Are there any discounts for buying mulitple tickets?

We're offering 3-4-2 on all of the ticket types, these must be bought together in groups of three, full details are available on the tickets page.


How do I get there?

By Car

The A3 provides the main route into Guildford (junction 10 of the M25). To get to the Theatre, follow signs for Guildford Town Centre from the A3, A25, A281, A322, A323, A31 or A3100. We are located in the middle of the town centre one way system, in between the Friary Shopping Centre and the River Wey, and next to The Rodboro Buildings which house Wetherspoons Free House and the Academy of Contemporary Music.

Parking

The nearest car parks to the Electric Theatre are the Bedford Road and Farnham Road car parks. Please click here for information about parking charges and availability.

By Train

Guildford mainline Station is well served with train services from London (35 minutes from Waterloo station) and the surroundings areas. The theatre is just a few minutes’ walk from the station, or alternatively there is a taxi rank just outside the station.

By Bus

An extensive local bus service is available to and from the Friary Bus Station, again a few minutes from the theatre. Guildford also has a comprehensive Park and Ride system which may help with your visit. All Park and Ride buses (which are now electric!) will bring you to the Friary Bus Station.

On Foot

From the town centre, there is an underpass between New Look and TK Maxx in Friary Street. Alternatively, if you are coming from the Friary Shopping Centre, Bus Station or Train Station, there are pedestrian crossings.

By Bicycle

Bike racks are located alongside the Theatre, just by the main entrance.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We'll be operating a guest list on the day so no need to bring a printed copy of the ticket with you, if someone is attending in your place please let us know so we can update the list.


My plans have changed and I can no-longer attend, can I get a refund?

Tickets are refundable 30 days before the event starts.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us at info@wxg.co.uk with any questions about the conference

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Onslow Street

Guildford

GU1 4SZ

United Kingdom

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