Convince your boss
Because we’re determined that Uncharted be accessible to a wide range of people, the cost is probably much less than your usual industry events (it’s not an industry event!). So it’s a great opportunity for you and your colleagues to try something entirely new.
Here’s a sample email you could send your boss to convince them:
Hi [insert boss’s name],
Have you heard about Berkeleyside’s Uncharted Festival of Ideas? It’s an annual celebration of thinking on the edge in many domains beyond technology. It takes place in Berkeley, October 5-6, 2018.
Uncharted has been around for five years and what I learn there can help our entire company find new ways of thinking about key global and societal issues.
As an Uncharted attendee, I’ll be able to:
- Hear conversations with leading thinkers drawn from the many domains where there’s a great Bay Area tradition of innovation.
- Come together with others to build connections and initiatives.
- Get out of our too-common tunnel vision for a day or two.
It costs at most $290 for two days (and there are discounted tickets available). You can see more about it on Berkeleyside’s Uncharted Ideas website: berkeleyideas.com
Think it over and let me know if we can discuss this at our next 1:1 meeting.