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WXG 7 – Technology for Good

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The Electric Theatre

Onslow Street

Guildford

GU1 4SZ

United Kingdom

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WXG 7 – 2019

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.

This year we are focusing on 'Technoogy for Good', which will turn the focus on ourselves – are we building a better world with technology? The topics you can expect to see at WXG 7 are:

  • Smart cities

  • Sustainability

  • Technology in healthcare

  • Developing for good

  • Accessibility

  • Environment

  • Technology in sport

  • Education

  • Social media



Speakers (announced so far)

Alice More O'Ferrall
Global Digital Engagement Manager, WWF

As Global Digital Engagement 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 from social to chat bots, external partnerships, UX and more, Alice often speaks at conferences on how WWF approaches social and digital engagement. With their UK office just down the road in Woking, the WWF is a global organisation working in more than 100 countries and will turn 60 in 2021.

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. A reluctant public speaker, Chris is occasionally farmed out by the Studio to give industry talks on first steps to sustainability. His raw honesty and candid approach to failure help to make sustainability a possibility.

Miranda McCarthy
Founder, Wavelength VR

Wavelength VR founder Miranda McCarthy has been a lifelong patient. Suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis, she has undergone multiple joint replacement surgeries and lived with chronic pain her entire life. At the age of ten, Miranda developed her own technique for distracting her brain from pain using visualisation and a simple breathing exercise. 30 years later she’s finally able to transfer this knowledge by merging it with technology. Miranda now has the opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading authorities in VR to create BEYOND, a VR experience for pain management aimed at children suffering from chronic pain.

Steve Haake
Sports Engineer, Sheffield Hallam University

Steve Haake established sports engineering as a worldwide discipline and went on to lead the largest academic research centre of its kind in the world. Steve worked with UK Sport from 2000 and led a team as a UK Sport Innovation Partner between 2008 and 2012, helping create performance-improving technologies for Olympic teams. He presented two Canadian documentaries that looked at the effect of technology on sport and has appeared on BBC, Channel 4, and radio programmes across the world as well as writing for New Scientist, Times Higher Education and Physics World. He is author of Advantage Play: Technologies that changed Sporting History.


Sponsors (announced so far)

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


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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The Electric Theatre

Onslow Street

Guildford

GU1 4SZ

United Kingdom

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