• “The genius of Uncharted might be a Nobel laureate, a chef, an author or a scientist — or it might be you. That's because Uncharted is unscripted and spontaneous.”
    Bay Area News Group
  • “Uncharted: where enlightened speakers and prominent thinkers spark conversations that ride unexpected moments of brilliance.” Festival-goer
  • “On full display at Uncharted was this incredible ethos of innovation, curiosity and abhorrence for the status quo.”
    UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks
  • “There's an excitement to seeing great thinkers consider questions they haven't heard before, working out their ideas in real time.” Lance Knobel, Uncharted Curator
  • “A delectable spread of ideas on the edge, tapped from the fertile environment of Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area.” UrbDeZine
    • Uncharted 2015 : The Berkeley Festival of Ideas complete program now released


      Helena Brantley, Red Pencil Publicity + Marketing

      Tel 510.350.7822 – HelenaBrantley@RedPencilPublicity.com

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      Uncharted 2015 : The Berkeley Festival of Ideas Complete Program Now Released

      Shannon Brownlee, Jamelle Bouie, Nicholas Dirks, Patrick Dooley, Eric Kaplan, Alice Dreger, Chris Anderson, Anna Lappé, W. Kamau Bell, Masha Gessen, Alice Medrich, Malo André Huston, among the 40 confirmed participants.

      Berkeley, CA—October 1, 2015— The complete program and schedule for UNCHARTED 2015: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, October 16 and 17 10am-5pm in Berkeley’s historic arts district has been unveiled.

      For the complete program, see here.

      Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas was founded in 2013 as the Bay Area’s first ideas festival. This two-day festival features exhilarating conversations with some of the world’s edgiest thinkers, interactive labs and pop-up performances. On stage and mingling with festivalgoers at breaks and at the Uncharted Party are around 40 writers, innovators and pioneers from across disciplines — experts exploring the key topics of our time.

      In year three, the festival sessions run the gamut from technology, science, culture, politics and education, through food, public policy, business, economics, the environment, activism, and the arts.

      Session highlights include: How gentrification impacts social justice; Russia: what’s next? The future of Black Lives Matter; Celebrity health fads; An exploration of the neuroscience behind our relationship with water; Writing in the digital era and more.


      Tickets are required to attend UNCHARTED 2015: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas.

      One- and two-day tickets are available, and both include an invitation to the Opening Night Party, which will be held at Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus. The party features live music, fresh food prepared on giant grills on a leafy outdoor patio, signature cocktails, fine wine and beer.

      The festival is easily accessible by public transit, as both venues are steps from Downtown Berkeley BART and many AC Transit routes.

      To register online visit BerkeleyIdeas.com. Buy-one-get-one-free tickets are $345 for two inclusive two-day passes; $230 for an early-bird two-day pass; $145 for an early-bird one-day pass. Student passes are available.

      Uncharted is a production of Berkeleyside, Berkeley’s award-winning independent news website. The idea for Uncharted evolved from the Berkeleyside founders’ belief that the most intriguing ideas and solutions to today’s biggest challenges emerge from the collision of different visions, thinking, and perspectives. Within the festival’s full program, time is allotted for attendees to mingle with speakers and with each other.

      Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas is proud to be supported by the following partners: Autodesk; Cloudera; Wareham Development;; DeYoe Wealth Management; Jetton Construction; North Berkeley Investment Partners; The Grubb Company; Panoramic Interests; TMG Partners; 2000 Center Street LLC; Downtown Berkeley Association; UC Berkeley; WeWork, Whole Foods; APS Wine & Spirits; Drake’s Brewing Company; Vignette Wine Country Soda; Tigerlily Bar; Diablo Magazine and KQED


      About Berkeleyside, organizers of Uncharted:

      Berkeleyside is Berkeley, California’s independently owned local news site. Launched in 2009, Berkeleyside was founded by three veteran journalists: Lance Knobel, Tracey Taylor and Frances Dinkelspiel. Berkeleyside is a local newspaper without the paper. A pioneer in the field of online local journalism, Berkeleyside was the winner of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California Excellence in Journalism Award for Community Journalism in both 2013 and 2014.

      More at www.berkeleyside.com.

      Media with current press credentials may request a press pass by emailing or phoning Helena Brantley by October 15 on HelenaBrantley@RedPencilPublicity.com or 510.350.7822.


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