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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. (more…)
When Berkeleyside unveils the detailed program of Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas 2014 next week, we know people will look for the names they recognize. Here’s a pro tip: the best speakers, the ones likely to knock you out, are almost invariably the ones you didn’t know.
One of the thrills about putting together Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas 2014 is that our speakers keep doing extraordinary things. It’s hard to keep up. We have Nobelists, Pulitzer winners, and Grammy recipients. And more and more is happening in the run-up to Uncharted on Oct. 24-25!
When the Napa earthquake struck on Aug. 24, Joshua Bloom had a 5-second warning.
This year’s Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas 2014 is just six weeks away.
Today, Berkeleyside announced the initial speaker line-up for Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas 2014. Among those headlining the festival are Nobel prizewinner Randy Schekman, Pulitzer Prize composer John Adams, marriage equality pioneers Kris Perry and Sandy Stier,
social psychologist Claude Steele, author Adam Mansbach — as well as dozens of other “dangerous thinkers.”
Over two days, participants at Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas heard from three dozen speakers in 25 different conversations, took part in four Uncharted Lab workshops, enjoyed a jazz trio and a theremin during coffee breaks, and danced (well, some of them) to Cuban salsa at the party.
Friday morning, Uncharted, Berkeley’s first ideas festival brought hundreds of attendees into downtown Berkeley to delve into a wide range of topics, from technology and politics to modern-day feminism and the psychology of the rich.
After many months of planning, it’s finally here: The inaugural Uncharted: Berkeley Festival of Ideas kicked off Friday morning and will continue in full force through Saturday night. The packed program of expert speakers, hands-on workshops and provocative thinkers includes discussions on robots, race, plutocracy and food justice — and that’s just a sampling. And there’s still time to register: Single-day and weekend passes are available in the lobby of the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison St., throughout the event.
The finishing touches are being applied to the program, the speakers, all world experts in their fields, are tweeting about their imminent appearance on stage in Berkeley, and the final decisions on wine pairings, music sets and lighting for the sure-to-be celebratory party at the art museum have been made. This time next week the inaugural Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas will be in full flow.
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