Uncharted Festival of Ideas is back in Berkeley, Oct. 14-15

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Some of the speakers who will be at Uncharted Festival 2016 (clockwise from top left): Aminatou Sow, Aaron James, Zahra Noorbakhsh, Scott Budnick, Sujatha Baliga, and Robert Wachter

The Uncharted Berkeley Festival of Ideas returns to Berkeley on Oct. 14-15 for its fourth year.

Produced by Berkeleyside, the festival is two days of conversations and performances, hands-on workshops, food and drink, as well as a convivial party on the beautiful UC Berkeley campus. Writing about the festival, UrbDeZine described it as: “A delectable spread of ideas on the edge, tapped from the fertile environment of Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area.”

Early Bird tickets now available.

As in previous years, 2016 speakers come from a wealth of locations and fields of expertise — from Aminatou Sow, founder of Tech LadyMafia; through Aaron James, Professor of Philosophy, UC Irvine, and the author of the book, Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump; Iranian-American comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh, and Scott Budnick, Founder of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, as well as the producer of The Hangover movies. See more speakers at BerkeleyIdeas.com.


The festival prides itself on bringing together creative minds and cutting-edge thinkers, some of whom are rising stars in their fields, and others who have reached a pinnacle. “The genius of Uncharted might be a Nobel laureate, a chef, an author or a scientist — or it might be you. That’s because Uncharted is unscripted and spontaneous,” reported the Bay Area News Group about the festival in 2014.

Tickets can be bought for one or two days, and all ticket holders go the Uncharted party on Friday Oct. 14. Early-bird rates — $80 for a day or $140 for two days — end on Aug. 25.

Visit BerkeleyIdeas.com for details and to get tickets.

Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas is supported by Autodesk; Cloudera; Wareham Development; DeYoe Wealth Management; Jetton Construction; North Berkeley Investment Partners; Panoramic Interests; 2000 Center Street LLC; Downtown Berkeley Association; Hotel Shattuck Plaza; College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley; BART; Andronico’s Community Markets; APS Wines; Drake’s Brewing Company; and KALW.

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