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.
The program is bursting with entertaining and thought-provoking conversations. Here’s just a taste:
- Vivek Wadhwa & Scott Rosenberg: Everything you know about entrepreneurship is wrong
- Kalimah Priforce‘s: Could an app have saved Trayvon Martin?
- Carl Bass & Lance Knobel: What’s next in digital fabrication
- Brad DeLong & Joshua Bloom: I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords
- Randall Grahm & Felix Salmon: Why wine matters
- Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton & Phil Bronstein: Are we born racist?
- Nina Simon & Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton: Bridging social groups
- Kate Kendell & Lance Knobel: The new frontier of civil rights
- Chrystia Freeland & Paul Pierson: The rise of the plutocracy
- Felix Salmon: Money can buy happiness
- Nicholas Dirks & Lance Knobel: So what are the humanities, chopped liver?
And, because we love surprises, we have just added Sean Gourley to the line-up. Gourley gave an amazing TED talk on the mathematics of war a few years ago, and he will join Uncharted on Saturday afternoon to talk about his latest work on war and insurgency.
Uncharted is delighted to be partnering with the following sponsors: Autodesk, Panoramic Interests, Mechanics Bank, DeYoe Wealth Management, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, GreenerPrinter, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley Startup Cluster, Downtown Berkeley Association, and KQED.
What should you do next?
Register to participate in Uncharted now.
One-day passes (which include the party at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive on Friday night) are available.
Use promo code BerkeleysideFriend when you register to get a discount.
Apply for a scholarship for free access. (Deadline is Monday Oct. 21.)
Look forward to seeing you there!