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Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival

A quick glimpse at Uncharted 2014

by Lance Knobel
08.19.2014

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Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival

Uncharted 2014 announced: Tickets now on sale!

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

Uncharted 2013 in 62 seconds

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.

Highlights of Uncharted: Berkeley Festival of Ideas 2013

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.

What’s the big idea? This new festival, that’s what

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

  • “Go on an intellectual adventure through the medium of conversation, brilliantly realized.”

    Festivalgoer

  • “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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