Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival

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by Tracey Taylor
01.20.2016

The first five episodes of the Uncharted:Berkeley podcast series is now available. The podcasts allow you to hear the fascinating conversations that took place at the Uncharted Berkeley Festival of Ideas in October 2015. More episodes will be released soon. Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss any of them. The Uncharted:Berkeley podcasts are supported by North Berkeley Investment Partners: Subscribe to the

by Michael Levitin
10.13.2015

By Michael Levitin, Occupy, Oct. 13, 2015 BERKELEY, Calif. – The city that birthed the Free Speech Movement and was the staging ground for America’s cultural revolution of the 1960s is now building on that past with a festival to reinvigorate the spirit of active political and intellectual debate. “Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas” runs

by Dan Pine
10.08.2015

By Dan Pine / J-Weekly / Oct. 8, 2015 Eric Kaplan isn’t sure what he’ll say when he makes an appearance next week at “Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas.” Since he’s earning a doctorate in philosophy at U.C. Berkeley, and his talk is titled “Is Metaphysics a Laughing Matter?” Kaplan can certainly weigh in.

by Emily Watson
09.30.2015

By Emily Watson / SF Weekly / Sept. 30, 2015 For Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, co-founder Tracey Taylor, the two-day event is a little like a chemistry experiment — bringing together lots of different people and ideas and seeing how they all react together. Here in the Bay Area, people are always chatting about

Shannon Brownlee
by Karina Ioffee
09.30.2015

By Karina Ioffee Bay Area News Group / Published 9.23.15 BERKELEY — Since the days of the Roman forum, humans have come together to discuss their society’s most pressing issues. Today, this communal experience has been replaced by more one-on-one time with computer screens and smartphones, as we tap, scroll and type our way toward

by Tracey Taylor
09.29.2015

Are you a currently enrolled student who would you like to spend a day or two in the company of some of the world’s edgiest and most provocative thinkers, all of whom are coming together in the heart of Berkeley in October? Apply for a special $50/day ticket to Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, the

by Tracey Taylor
09.24.2015

Sept. 24, 2015: The line-up of speakers and performers for the 2015 Uncharted Festival of Ideas is almost complete. Here are just a few of those who have recently confirmed: Meklit Hadero The Ethio-American singer-songwriter co-founded The Nile Project, and her music bridges the frontiers between language, tribes and disciplines. Anna Lappé, co-founder with her

by Tracey Taylor
09.01.2015

Aug. 20, 2015 The list of speakers and performers for the upcoming Uncharted Berkeley Festival of Ideas on Oct. 16-17 continues to grow. (A limited number of “2 for the price of 1″ tickets are still available through Sep. 20.) Berkeleyside is thrilled to announce our latest additions to the festival line-up: Timothy Caulfield, author of “Is Gwyneth

by Tracey Taylor
08.31.2015

Berkeley, CA, August 6, 2015 — Austin has SXSW. Aspen has its Ideas Festival. The Bay Area has Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, an interactive, eye-opening two days of discussion, debate, workshops, and good food, beer and wine — Oct. 16 and Oct. 17, 9am-5pm, in downtown Berkeley’s historic Arts District. Chris Anderson, Brad

by Tracey Taylor
12.04.2014

Kalimah Priforce has been a favorite speaker at Uncharted in both 2013 and 2014, not least because he can’t sit down for long, or tolerate pessimists! This original short produced by MSNBC on a hackathon for young coders in New Orleans is more than inspiring:

  • “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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