Announcing: The Uncharted Ideas Festival 2014 program

The 2013 Uncharted party. This year the party is being held at the University Club on top of Cal Memorial Stadium. Photo: Pete Rosos
The 2013 Uncharted party. This year the party is being held at the University Club on top of Cal Memorial Stadium. Photo: Pete Rosos

Berkeleyside is excited to reveal the program for the second annual Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas. The festival takes place on Friday Oct. 24 and Saturday Oct. 25 at the Berkeley Rep and the Freight & Salvage in downtown Berkeley, with a cocktail party in the middle at the University Club on top of the Cal Memorial Stadium. You may already have heard about some of the incredible speakers festival-goers will get the chance to meet. Today we announce the full program and schedule. Tickets for the two days are available early-bird rate of $290 ($100 less than 2013 prices) until Oct. 6 at www.berkeleyideas.com. Full schedule and venue details, as well as speaker biographies, are also listed there.

FRIDAY OCT. 24           

Claude SteeleALL IN THE MIND: STEREOTYPES EXPOSED
Claude Steele in conversation with Lance Knobel

ROBOTICS IN THE CLOUD
Ken Goldberg in conversation with Quentin Hardy

Pop-up Performance

Sandy Stier and Kris Perry. Photo: William NewtonWEDDED BLISS: INSIDE THE CASE FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY
Kris Perry & Sandy Stier in conversation with Frances Dinkelspiel

THE MOST HUMAN HUMAN
Brian Christian in conversation with Quentin Hardy


Laura CarstensenWILL YOU STILL NEED ME, WILL YOU STILL FEED ME?
Laura Carstensen in conversation with Lance Knobel

UNCHARTED LAB I
Roll up your sleeves, dive in, think dangerously.

Randy SchekmanTO BOLDLY GO… THE NEW FRONTIERS OF MEDICINE
Randy Schekman in conversation with Lance Knobel

BEHIND THE KITCHEN DOOR: THE FIGHT FOR LIVING WAGES
Saru Jayaraman in conversation with Frances Dinkelspiel

IF YOU CAN MAKE IT HERE YOU CAN MAKE IT ANYWHERE
Dale Dougherty in conversation with Quentin Hardy

Deb-McKoyWHEN KIDS PLAN CITIES
Deb McKoy in conversation with Dan Schifrin

UNCHARTED LAB II
Another chance to get hands on, enjoy mind-expanding ideas.

Jeff-ChangTHE COLORIZATION OF AMERICA
Jeff Chang in conversation with Adam Mansbach

Pop-up Performance


Annalee-NewitzHERE COMES THE SUN: THE NEW ENERGY FUTURE
Nate Lewis in conversation with Annalee Newitz

A CRISPR WAY TO FIX GENES
Jennifer Doudna in conversation with Lance Knobel

Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 2.39.48 PMUNCHARTED PARTY
At the University Club at Cal Memorial Stadium

SATURDAY OCT. 25

John AdamsWHY MAKE MUSIC?
John Adams in conversation with Mathías Tarnopolsky

INSIDE THE ISLAMIC STATE
Steve Coll in conversation with Lance Knobel

Pop-up Performance

douglas gayetonTHE LEXICON OF SUSTAINABILITY
Douglas Gayeton and Laura Gayeton-Howard in conversation with Twilight Greenaway

CAN APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY BE INAPPROPRIATE?
Shashi Buluswar in conversation with Joshua Bloom

Kalimah PriforceTHE 2% PROBLEM: WHY ISN’T SILICON VALLEY DIVERSE?
Kalimah Priforce in conversation with Lance Knobel

UNCHARTED LAB III
Another opportunity to share your insights and get your hands dirty.


Kate LosseBEING OURSELVES IN A POST-SOCIAL WORLD
Scott Rosenberg in conversation with Kate Losse

FARMACOLOGY: HEALTH FROM THE GROUND UP
Daphne Miller in conversation with Frances Dinkelspiel

 COOKING WITH SOUL
Tanya Holland in conversation with Twilight Greenaway

IS DISRUPTION OVERRATED?
Dev Patnaik in conversation with Lance Knobel

Pop-up Performance

Mini GirgisCAN ART BRIDGE CULTURAL AND POLITICAL DIVIDES?
Mina Girgis in conversation with Dan Schifrin

WHAT MAKES A DANGEROUS IDEA?
Andres Roemer in conversation with Dan Schifrin

 MY 3-D FUTURE
Carl Bass in conversation with Quentin Hardy

Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas is produced by Berkeleyside, Berkeley’s independent local news site. For all information and to buy tickets, visit www.berkeleyideas.com