Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival

Author: Lance Knobel

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2017 Uncharted Speakers and Performers
by Berkeleyside
09.01.2017

BERKELEY — Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas returns to Berkeley for its fifth year, Oct. 27-28. Festival events will take place at the Berkeley Repertory Theater and at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in downtown Berkeley, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. both days. The Bay Area’s first ideas festival presents leading thinkers who

by Lance Knobel
09.14.2015

You’ll have a great time at Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas in downtown Berkeley on Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17. Here are six reasons why: 1. You’ll have a good laugh: With Tim Caulfield skewering health fads and celebrity misinformation, Kamau Bell in a standup interlude, and Big Bang Theory executive producer and

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
08.19.2014

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Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
05.15.2014

We’ve condensed the two days of the inaugural Uncharted to little more than a minute. We hope it gives you a small flavor of the event.

by Lance Knobel
11.25.2013

Over two days, participants at Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas heard from three dozen speakers in 25 different conversations, took part in four Uncharted Lab workshops, enjoyed a jazz trio and a theremin during coffee breaks, and danced (well, some of them) to Cuban salsa at the party.

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
08.22.2013

We’re looking for a savvy marketing/social media intern to help us spread the word about Uncharted, The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, which takes place on Oct. 25-26. This is a paid internship position, based in downtown Berkeley, to start immediately and run through Oct. 27. Work involves: Writing about the event across a variety of

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
07.29.2013

A number of people have written to us to ask: why aren’t there people of color and more women among the Uncharted speakers? Our response: judge us on the speaker lineup in October, not on the early list of speakers. We’re completely committed to a diverse set of speakers for Uncharted: diverse in race, gender

by Lance Knobel
02.19.2013

We’ll be providing regular updates here on how Uncharted is developing. New speakers and new topics are emerging regularly. You can visit this site to find out the latest, or you can subscribe to our newsletter to ensure that any news of the festival comes directly into your inbox. Photo: Daniel Parks

  • “Go on an intellectual adventure through the medium of conversation, brilliantly realized.”

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  • “Fabulous.”

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  • “The Berkeley version of TED talks.”

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  • “Thoughtful and thought-provoking, Uncharted is a well-designed and fulfilling event which proves that time flies when you’re having fun!”

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  • “A wonderful occasion to breathe, learn about a diverse group of ideas and what interesting people are doing and thinking about.”

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  • “A community event of interesting conversations with thought leaders on topics that provoke deeper understanding and connection.”

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  • “A perfect way to take a vacation from daily life, expanding my mind and piquing my curiosity without leaving home.”

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  • “Uncharted shows Berkeleyside’s ability to raise their vital hyperlocal journalism to far-reaching (inter)national heights.”

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  • “Progressives can be apocalyptic too! 🙂 Uncharted connects me to smart people and ideas. I love it!”

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  • “Wonderful view of the world through many contrasting eyes and minds.”

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  • “Uncharted: where enlightened speakers and prominent thinkers spark conversations that ride unexpected moments of brilliance.”

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  • “A delectable spread of ideas on the edge, tapped from the fertile environment of Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area.” 

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