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Announcing the Uncharted reading list and bookstore

by Kelly Chen
10.20.2014

40 speakers. Two days. One big party… But did we mention the books? At this year’s Uncharted Festival, attendees can also browse a popup bookstore by Bookish. The independent bookstore in Berkeley owned by Gina Davidson will offer a selection of books by Uncharted speakers, some of which will be signed. Erik Tarloff, the author of

Scholarships for Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas

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

See what 2013’s attendees had to say about Uncharted

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

Three San Francisco Bay Area food movements you haven’t heard of… yet

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

Lance Knobel: “This is a celebration for a real world center of ideas”

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

  • “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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