Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival

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Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
09.05.2017

Enjoy lunch with fellow festivalgoers either by having a locally sourced boxed lunch from Town Kitchen or going out.

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
09.05.2017

A Living Room Conversation on the themes raised by Mychal Denzel Smith in the morning block of conversations at Uncharted. Living Room Conversations are designed to assist in reweaving the fabric of our democracy, one conversation at a time. At Uncharted, the Living Room Conversations will give festivalgoers a chance to dig more deeply into

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
09.05.2017

What’s the script for black manhood? Mychal Denzel Smith unapologetically upends reigning assumptions about black masculinity, rewriting the script for black manhood so that depression and anxiety aren’t considered taboo, and feminism and LGBTQ rights become part of the fight. In conversation with Helena Brantley, Smith will explore black manhood today and the heightened awareness of

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
09.05.2017

In the great tradition of architecture as polemic, Ronald Rael has undertaken a re-examination of what the physical barrier that divides the US and Mexico is and could be. His work is both a protest against the wall and a projection about its future.

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
09.05.2017

Why are women still such rarities in Hollywood’s writers’ rooms? In production leadership roles? Screenwriter Gina Welch (Feud, Ray Donovan) discusses with the San Francisco Chronicle’s David Weigand both the history of sexism in Hollywood and the shifting landscape for women in the TV and film business today.

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
09.05.2017

A chance to catch up with speakers and fellow festivalgoers. Music from the LaMacchia Trio.

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
09.05.2017

The “accidental evangelist” Jessica Zitter is determined to change how our culture – and particularly medical culture – views the end of life. Our impulse to ignore death fuels, in her view, a tremendous amount of suffering. How can we change that culture? What is the right way to understand death?

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
09.05.2017

Bandak Lul was born in South Sudan but grew up in a refugee camp. His family secured refugee status and immigrated to the United States. Bandak now has BA and MA degrees from Arizona State University and works in the university’s Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research. He is also an activist on refugee assistance

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
09.05.2017

Joan Williams’ recent book, White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America, grapples with the feelings of disenfranchisement and distrust that powered Trump’s election. How can we overcome the prevalent “class cluelessness”?

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
08.11.2017

Enjoy lunch with fellow festivalgoers either by having a locally sourced boxed lunch from Town Kitchen or going out.

  • “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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