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Within our programme of events, Wired Sussex members will have the opportunity to come along to networking events, practical workshops, inspirational speakers events and more.

For more information about Wired Sussex events, please contact events@wiredsussex.com via email or on 01273692888.

Not a member? Find out more about Wired Sussex Membership here.

Date Event Location
Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Immersive Show & Tell

Our Immersive Show and Tells offer you the chance to get hands-on and try a number of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality experiences being produced in the local area, as well as meet and network with their creators and other immersive innovators.
The Immersive Show and Tells are designed to be a chance for the community to showcase what they are working on and encourage valuable conversations between creatives. If you are looking to understand what the local community is producing, this is the event for you.

**If you or your company are interested in demonstrating your work to the community, this event provides a fantastic opportunity for valuable user testing and feedback. Please send an email to immersivelab@wiredsussex.com to register your interest**

Event Running Order:
6:00pm - Event Starts
6:20pm - Open mic to introduce demos
6:30pm - Demos begin
7:30pm - Casual networking
8:30pm - Close

Time: 18:00-21:00
The Fusebox, Level 4 North
New England House, New England Street
Wednesday, 09 October 2019

Breakfast Session: How to Manage the Feast and Famine of Freelancing

Wired Sussex Breakfast Session: How to Manage the Feast and Famine of Freelancing

The Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions share best practice on subjects ranging from marketing and branding to intellectual property and investment opportunities. And there’s coffee and croissants too. What’s not to like?

Are you a freelancer with questions on how you can best utilise your time during quieter periods? Have you struggled when all of your clients are relying on you to deliver work at the same time? Wondering how to handle your finances throughout the year without a steady paycheck?

At this Breakfast Session, we'll look at how you can best manage your time and workload when certain months of the year inevitably get quieter, and busier. From budgeting advice so you can always pay your bills, to how you can use quieter periods to work on your personal brand and marketing (and how to keep this going when you’re busy), and discussing the importance of building a close support network who you can rely on.

Helping to lead the session will be experienced freelance peers within the community, including:

Paul Silver - Paul is a highly experienced freelance web developer, having worked in building websites since 1996. He’s also the organiser of Brighton Farm, a weekly meetup group for digital freelancers in the local area.

Hayley Maisey - Hayley has over 10 years’ experience creating and implementing effective marketing and communication strategies and campaigns for organisations across educational, private and charitable sectors. Since 2017, she’s been working as a freelance marketing consultant specialising in the learning technologies sector.

Luke Thomas - Luke is the Business Services Director at chartered accountancy firm Plus Accounting. Here he specialises in providing advice and planning for a comprehensive range of accounting & tax services specifically for the digital sector.

The session will then be followed by an informal discussion where you can discuss any freelance related questions you may have, and a chance for networking.

So, whether you’re new to freelancing or are more experienced and looking for some fresh ideas, this event will be a great opportunity to connect with other freelancers in the Wired Sussex community and provide you with some inspiration on how to manage your business.

** Please Note **

The Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions are a benefit of membership and therefore exclusive to Wired Sussex Members. You can check if you are or if your company is a member on our directory. Not a member? Find out about the advantages of joining Wired Sussex on our website.

A huge thank you to Plus Accounting Chartered Accountants for sponsoring this Breakfast Session!

Plus Accounting is a firm of chartered accountants, registered auditors & business advisers in Brighton. Whether you're a new start-up, an established business or looking to grow, they will take an active approach in developing a strong understanding of you and your business.

Time: 09:00-11:00
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Wednesday, 16 October 2019

GROW19: Make Marketing Magical

What's happening?

The teams at Social Brighton and Content Club have curated an AMAZING day of marketing talks to help you storm ahead of the crowd with your content, social and digital marketing.

As well as a line-up of amazing speakers, a panel of local business with great marketing stories and experiences, great beer and tasty food, we're also running 5 workshops in the afternoon if you want to get practical! GROW is a new event-led brand that promotes responsible digital marketing.

We are leading a positive change in marketing practices by bringing people together around inspiring ideas and actionable learning.Through GROW events we hope to spark the conversations that need to happen to make us all better marketers. 

What's in for you? 
Gain vital marketing skills 
Meet likeminded people  
Develop new ideas for marketing your business 
Get inspired to Make Good Things Happen
Cost:  30
Time: 16:00-20:00
Hove Town Hall
Wednesday, 23 October 2019

"I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords" with Andy Budd.

Wired Sussex Members' Event: "I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords" with Andy Budd.

This talk takes you through 2,000 years of robot evolution, from the mechanical statue of Cleopatra in Alexandria, to the latest lab experiments.

During this journey, we'll touch on issues of technology, morality and the socio-economic effects of a world dominated by robots.

As a UX design and service designer, Andy looks at how robots will be increasingly used to deliver service experiences, and what designers need to do in order to create the perfect human-robot interaction.

More about Andy:

Andy was one of the first pioneers of web standards and his blog and best-selling book, CSS Mastery: Web Standards Solutions, helped set the tone for progressive web-design in the UK. As well as being one of the founders of UX agency, Clearleft, he organises UX London each year, and founded Leading Design in 2016.

** Please Note **

Our meetups are a benefit of Wired Sussex membership and therefore exclusive to Wired Sussex members, including all employees of member companies.

If you're not a member but would like to come along to this event, membership is just £49 + VAT for the year. Find out more about all the benefits of membership here.

Not sure if your company is a member already? Just search our online directory or get in touch.

Time: 18:00-20:00
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Monday, 04 November 2019

Rethinking Digital Innovation Strategies: Learning from the Grassroots

It’s clear that society needs better ways of solving its problems - it needs innovation. But the dominant innovation models, popularised in Silicon Valley and beloved of policy elites, have often resulted in the increased concentration of power and resources and in community alienation.

This ESRC Social Science Week event discusses alternative approaches to innovation, looking at what we can learn from grassroots innovation activity in India, South America and Europe and, closer to home, from Nesta’s Share Lab programme.

The event is chaired by the FuseBox innovation hub founder Phil Jones and includes Adrian Smith, co-author of Grassroots Innovation Movements, and Nesta’s Jenni Lloyd. Hear how their research and experiences have led them to challenge innovation orthodoxies and join in the discussion about what it means for the digital sector’s ideas of platform and civic innovation, the sharing economy, and new definitions of value.

Time: 18:00-20:30
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
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