Friday, October 14

8:00-4:00pm

Registration

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

9:00 am

Welcome

Lance Knobel

The synthetic genome and other explorations on the frontiers of life sciences

Andrew HesselQuentin Hardy
Andrew Hessel in conversation with Quentin Hardy

Spurring social innovation


Sujatha Baliga in conversation with Nipun Mehta

Total eclipse!


Alex Filippenko in conversation with Lance Knobel

11 a.m. Coffee break

11:30 a.m. Powered by the College of Natural Resources

Spotlight: The Acoustic Guitar Project: Steve Meckfessel

Original songs, written and recorded live in one week. Meckfessel’s music is “his own blend of urban folk with bits of blues and jazz.”

Resilience measured: The key to a sustainable future


John Battles in conversation with Lance Knobel

Spotlight: Steve Bumgardner

Known as Yosemite Steve, Bumgardner, a natural history filmmaker whose work focuses on the national parks of the west, will give an illustrated talk.

The water-food-people nexus

Quentin Hardy
Dennis Baldocchi in conversation with Quentin Hardy

1.00 p.m. Lunch break

2 p.m.

Spotlight: The Acoustic Guitar Project: Jessie Bridges

Original songs, written and recorded live in one week. Bridges is an indie/folk singer-songwriter living in Oakland.

Black elephants in the room


Corey Fields in conversation with Peter Leyden

Questioning protocol: Navigating our healthcare system


Randi Oster in conversation with Lisa Aliferis

2 p.m. (in parallel)

Uncharted Lab I: Inside chocolate [SOLD OUT]

TCHO’s Chief Chocolate Maker Brad Kintzer hosts a special chocolate lab. Kintzer, who studied botany and worked on cacao plantations throughout Latin America, will provide an insider’s perspective on how cocoa is sourced and offer enlightening chocolate tastings.

3:15 p.m.

Myth-busting: A no-bullshit perspective on our food system and baking

Mark Bittman
Mark Bittman in conversation with Jill Bakehorn

Spotlight: The Acoustic Guitar Project: D. B. Walker

Original songs, written and recorded live in one week. Walker is a San Francisco native songwriter and fixture on the local club scene.

On behalf of all Muslims


Zahra Noorbakhsh in conversation with Lance Knobel

4:45 p.m. Guided walk to Uncharted Party

Meet in front of the Freight & Salvage for the Berkeley Path Wanderers-led walk to the Uncharted Party

5:30 p.m.

Uncharted Party

partyAlumni House, UC Berkeley
Fresh-cooked paellas by Venga Paella, Wines by premier Oakland importer APS Wines & Spirit. Strawberry and lime margaritas from Tres Agaves. Chilled beer from Drake’s Brewing Company. Sodas by Vignette Wine Country Sodas. Dessert from Kara’s Cupcakes. Live music by The Cuband.

Saturday, October 15

8:00-2:00pm

Registration

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

9:00 am

Frying the circuits: Political journalism in the age of Trump


Jay Rosen in conversation with Kathy Kiely

The digital doctor


Robert Wachter in conversation with Peter Leyden

The pursuit of happiness


Ruth Whippman in conversation with Lauren Schiller

11 a.m. Coffee break

11:30 a.m.

Science Slam: Shining a light on batteries

The most brilliant post-doctoral researchers at Berkeley Lab recently competed in a Science Slam. Think poetry slam contest, but with a science spin: three minutes to wow people with something on the frontiers of today’s research. First up: Ruimin Qiao.

Stopping the flow: Reforming criminal justice


Scott Budnick in conversation with Lance Knobel

Spotlight: Observing the city

Janet Delaney has been photographing San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood since the 1970s. By presenting her latest work, Janet will shine a light on the dramatic evolution of a city in rapid transition.

What can we do about Citizens United?


Daniel Newman in conversation with Kathy Kiely

Science Slam: Size doesn’t matter

The most brilliant post-doctoral researchers at Berkeley Lab recently competed in a Science Slam. Think poetry slam contest, but with a science spin: three minutes to wow people with something on the frontiers of today’s research. Number two: Sinead Griffin.

11:30 a.m. (in parallel)

Uncharted Lab II: The Steak Myth [SOLD OUT]

James Beard Award-winning author of The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science Kenji López-Alt hosts a hands-on workshop on steak.

1 p.m. Lunch break

2 p.m.

Violence or love? Rape culture, race, and building social movements


Eve Ensler in conversation with Kevin Powell

Spotlight: Mix’d Ingrdnts Dance Company

All-female, multi-genre, multi-ethnic dance company from Oakland.

3:15 p.m.

Assholes: A theory of Donald Trump


Aaron James in conversation with Dan Schifrin

Let there be laughter


Michael Krasny in conversation with Frances Dinkelspiel

Closing

Lance Knobel

Uncharted Unplugged

five-final-160Uncharted Happy Hour at the bar of the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, around the corner from the Berkeley Rep and the Freight & Salvage on Allston Way. Unwind and share your experiences about two days of Uncharted. Officially runs until 5:30. Unofficially?