Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival

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by Kelly Chen
10.09.2014

On Friday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 25, the second edition of Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas will throw open its doors in downtown Berkeley. It’s going to be a an extraordinary two days of conversations on food, technology, arts, innovation, society, environment, politics, and much, much more. Berkeleyside is producing Uncharted and is committed to

by Kelly Chen
10.08.2014

The 2014 Uncharted Festival of Ideas is just 15 days away! To count things down, we’re sharing some testimonials from attendees from last year’s inaugural Festival. “Thank you so much for all your hard-work, preparations and for creating an intellectual forum for folks in the East Bay. No doubt like many professionals, I tend to

by Kelly Chen
10.07.2014

By now you’ve heard of Alice Waters, the Slow Food movement and Meatless Mondays. But even hardcore Bay Area foodies may not know about the following individuals who are about to radically change the way we think about and eat food. At this year’s Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, meet and hear from Saru Jayaraman, Douglas

by Kelly Chen
10.03.2014

“[Uncharted] is a way to cement and celebrate this incredible crucible of ideas on the edge, not just in science and technology, but social innovation, political thinking. This is a celebration for a real world center of ideas.” – Lance Knobel Watch Lance Knobel, the curator and founder of Uncharted, on KPIX’s Bay Sunday as

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
08.19.2014

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Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Tracey Taylor
07.15.2014

The initial Uncharted 2014 line-up is announced today and tickets are on sale. Attendees will  join conversations with such luminaries as Nobel laureate Randy Schekman, composer John Adams, food poverty campaigner Saru Jayaraman, aging expert Laura Carstensen, Go the Fuck to Sleep author Adam Mansbach, and marriage equality pioneers Kris Perry and Sandy Stier. See the

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.

by Tracey Taylor
10.23.2013

“Silicon Valley has made a name for itself as the birthplace of some pretty big ideas. But if Lance Knobel has his way, people will soon be thinking of Berkeley as a comparable hub of innovation — albeit, seeing as it’s Berkeley, a hub with an open-minded, free-thinking spirit all its own.” So goes the opening

by Tracey Taylor
10.22.2013

Uncharted the new SXSW of Berkeley? That’s what PandoDaily suggests in an article published on Oct. 21. Describing Uncharted as “the new tech anti-conference,” writer Carmel DeAmicis says Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, in the manner of the mega music and tech South By South West festival could start small and “eventually [become] a definitive place for exchanging ideas

  • “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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