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Uncharted, an ideas festival in Berkeley, is like the best dinner party ever

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

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Berkeley: Annual Festival of Ideas seeks to inspire, engage

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 Today, this communal experience has been replaced by more one-on-one time with computer screens and smartphones, as we tap, scroll and type our way toward

Student tickets now available for Uncharted Festival 2015

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

Jamelle Bouie, Anna Lappé, Meklit, Patrick Dooley sign up for Uncharted Ideas Festival in Berkeley

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

Six reasons why you’ll have a great time at Uncharted

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

  • “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.”

    Festivalgoer

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

    Festivalgoer

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

    Festivalgoer

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

    Festivalgoer

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

    Festivalgoer

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

    Festivalgoer

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

    Festivalgoer

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

    Festivalgoer

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

    Festivalgoer

  • “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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