Unveiled: Full program for Uncharted Ideas Festival

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Appearing at Uncharted Festival on Oct. 16-17 in Berkeley (clockwise, from top left): Jamelle Bouie, Masha Gessen, W. Kamau Bell, Tiffany Shlain, Nicholas Dirks and Meklit Hadero

The full program for the third annual Uncharted Ideas Festival was unveiled today, and is published below. The festival takes place at the Berkeley Rep, the Freight & Salvage, and on the UC Berkeley campus in downtown Berkeley on Friday Oct. 16 and Saturday Oct. 17.

Full details of speakers and performers at BerkeleyIdeas.com
Register for a one- or two-day ticket now.

Day 1 — Friday, October 16

8:00-9:00  Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse lobby
Registration
Coffee, Berkeley Rep courtyard
Music by the Michael LaMacchia Trio

9-11:00  Roda Theatre, Berkeley Rep
Opening session
Welcome
Lance Knobel, Curator, Uncharted


The adaptable mind
Tiffany Shlain in conversation with Peter Leyden

Criminal justice 2.0
Alex Kozinski in conversation with William Turner

Pop-up performance: Meklit Hadero

Liberty and drugs
Ethan Nadelmann in conversation with Frances Dinkelspiel

11:00-11:30 Berkeley Rep courtyard
Coffee break


11:30-1:00 Roda Theatre, Berkeley Rep
Morning session

What next for #BlackLivesMatter?
Pastor Michael McBride in conversation with Joshua Johnson

How I learned to stop worrying and love drones
Chris Anderson in conversation with Peter Leyden

Superpowers, cyborgs, taxes, fanatics and reincarnation                                                               
Vivienne Ming in conversation with Quentin Hardy

11:30-1:00 Roda Theatre, upstairs lobby
Uncharted Lab: The rent is too damn high
Spiraling housing prices throughout the Bay Area are changing the culture and identity of neighborhoods and cities. Are there policies or approaches that can change the current dynamic? In a 90-minute hands-on workshop, IDEO Fellow Doug Solomon together with planning expert Malo André Hutson will introduce the principles of design thinking and facilitate participants’ own efforts to understand the problem and devise potential solutions.


1:00-2:00 Lunch
Enjoy lunch in downtown Berkeley. Ask an Uncharted volunteer if you need recommendations.

2:00-4:30 Freight & Salvage
Afternoon session

The secret of water
Wallace J. Nichols in conversation with Lance Knobel

The hidden injuries of sex
Sandra Gilbert in conversation with Ruth Rosen

Pop-up performance: Elaine Miller Bond

Overtreated: Getting to grips with our healthcare system
Shannon Brownlee in conversation with Lisa Aliferis

Are our economic problems new (robots) or old (forgetting Keynes)?
Brad DeLong in conversation with Peter Leyden

Is Gwyneth Paltrow wrong about everything?
Timothy Caulfield in conversation with Lance Knobel

2:00-3:00 Roda Theatre, upstairs lobby
Uncharted Lab: Better iPhoneography
We’re taking more photographs than ever before, aided by the powerful camera most of us carry all the time – our smartphone. How can you take better photos with your iPhone or Android? What will it take to get you more likes on Instagram? In a fun, hands-on workshop led by experts from Autodesk, you’ll learn some of the secrets of better smartphone photography. Participants should download the free app Pixlr before the workshop.

4:30 Meet in front of the Freight & Salvage for the Berkeley Path Wanderers-led walk to the Uncharted Party

5:00-8:00 Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Uncharted Opening Night Party
Partygoers will have the chance to cheer the festival’s speakers in the flesh and partake of local food provided by Whole Foods Market. The spread will be complemented with wines by premier Oakland importer APS Wine & Spirits, chilled beer from the East Bay’s Drake’s Brewing Company, cocktails by Tigerlily bar; and wine sodas from Vignette.

Music by Les Gwans Jupons.

You can walk or cycle to the party, take a guided walk with Berkeley Path Wanderers through the UC Berkeley campus to reach Alumni House, or drive your car and park nearby.

Day 2
Saturday October 17

8:00-9:00 Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse lobby
Registration for Saturday-only participants
Coffee, Berkeley Rep courtyard
Music by the Michael LaMacchia Trio

9:00-11:00 Roda Theatre, Berkeley Rep
Morning session 1

Vladimir Putin explained
Masha Gessen in conversation with Lance Knobel

Is metaphysics a laughing matter?
Eric Kaplan in conversation with Quentin Hardy

Popup performance: Regina Evans

Science and free speech
Alice Dreger in conversation with Lance Knobel

11:00-11:30  Berkeley Rep courtyard
Coffee break

11:30-1:00  Freight & Salvage
Morning session II

Confronting gentrification
Malo André Hutson in conversation with Lance Knobel

The end of high culture?
Scott Timberg in conversation with Patrick Dooley

Creating a different kind of education
Adora Svitak in conversation with Lance Knobel

11:15-12:00  Last Call Bar, Berkeley Rep
Uncharted Lab: Flour Power with Alice Medrich
Bestselling cookbook author Alice Medrich will open our eyes to a new world of flours — breaking tradition with classic baking and contemporary gluten-free baking as we know it. Put your tastebuds to the test with cakes made with different flours.

1:00-2:00  Lunch
Enjoy lunch in downtown Berkeley. Ask an Uncharted volunteer if you need recommendations.

2:00-4:30  Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

Closing session

Making culture for the internets
Robin Sloan in conversation with Peter Leyden

Pop-up performance: Frances Dinkelspiel

The globalization of education
Nicholas Dirks in conversation with Quentin Hardy

Climbing the learning ladder
Elñora Tena Webb in conversation with Lance Knobel

Pop-up performance: W. Kamau Bell

The future of food
Anna Lappé in conversation with Tracey Taylor

What to make of the 2016 election
Jamelle Bouie in conversation with Lance Knobel

Closing

No more waiting! Secure your “2 for 1” ticket now.

Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas is proud to be supported by the following partners: Autodesk; Cloudera; Wareham Development; DeYoe Wealth Management; Jetton Construction; North Berkeley Investment Partners; The Grubb Company; Panoramic Interests; TMG Partners; 2000 Center Street LLC; Downtown Berkeley Association; UC Berkeley; WeWork; APS Wines; Drake’s Brewing Company; Vignette Wine Country Soda; Tigerlily; Whole Foods; Diablo Magazine and KQED.

Visit the Uncharted 2015 website for full details and to secure your one- or two-day tickets. (Apply for special discounted student tickets here.)

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