Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival

Archives: Speakers

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
09.26.2016

Ruimin Qiao is a postdoctoral researcher in Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. She is an expert in soft x-ray spectroscopy…Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
09.26.2016

Nipun Mehta is the founder of ServiceSpace, an incubator of projects that works at the intersection of volunteerism, technology and gift-economy…Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
09.22.2016

D.B. Walker is a San Francisco Bay Area native songwriter and fixture on the local club scene. …Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
09.22.2016

Steve Meckfessel’s music is “his own blend of urban folk with bits of blues and jazz.” …Read More

by Aaron Joseph
09.22.2016

Jessie Bridges is an indie/folk singer-songwriter living in Oakland, California. …Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
09.22.2016

Steven M. Bumgardner is a natural history filmmaker whose work focuses on the national parks of the west.…Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
09.22.2016

Brad Kintzer is the Chief Chocolate Maker at international, award-winning TCHO Chocolate, based in Berkeley, California. Prior to joining TCHO, Brad was chocolate maker and product developer at U.S. bean-to-bar chocolate pioneer, Scharffen Berger …Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
09.16.2016

Corey Fields’ main interests are race, identity, and culture. Within those areas, his research is driven by an interest in the role of identity – at both the individual and collective level – in structuring social life across a range of contexts…Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
09.15.2016

One of America’s best-known and most widely respected food writers, former New York Times columnist Mark Bittman is the author of more than a dozen cookbooks.…Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
09.08.2016

Daniel Newman is the Co-Founder and President of MapLight, an organization whose groundbreaking database connects data on campaign contributions, politicians, legislative votes, industries, companies, and more to show patterns of influence never before possible to see…Read More

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