New speakers confirmed for Uncharted Ideas Festival

Six recently confirmed speakers for the Uncharted Ideas Festival on Oct. 16-17 in downtown Berkeley: (l to r) W. Kamau Bell, Masha Gessen, Eric Kaplan, Regina Evans, Wallace J. Nichols and Tiffany Schlain. Photos courtesy of speakers

The list of speakers and performers for the upcoming Uncharted Berkeley Festival of Ideas on Oct. 16-17 continues to grow. (A limited number of “2 for the price of 1” tickets are still available through Aug. 30.)

Berkeleyside is thrilled to announce our latest additions to the festival line-up:

Timothy Caulfield, author of “Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong about Everything?”

Socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell

Laura Tyson, economics adviser to presidents Clinton and Obama

Alex Kozinski, most outspoken judge on the federal bench

Shannon Brownlee, expert on healthcare overtreatment

Drones and robotics maven Chris Anderson

Modern day abolitionist Regina Evans

Leading expert on Putin’s Russia Masha Gessen

Eric Kaplan, co-executive producer of TV show “The Big Bang Theory”

Teenager who teaches teachers how to change education Adora Svitak

Michael McBride Black Lives Matter leader

Filmmaker who changes minds Tiffany Shlain

Gentrification thinker Malo André Hutson

Wallace J. Nichols wild water advocate, movement maker

With just under two months to go before the festival we’re continuing to build an exhilarating line-up of speakers and performers. Check the current speaker list.

There are just two weeks left for “2 for the price of 1” tickets! Berkeleyside Members get additional 10% discount by using the code MEMBER.

Uncharted is the Bay Area’s only ideas festival. Hosted by Berkeleyside and in its third year, the two-day festival embraces thrilling discussions, live music, popup performances, 40 speakers, fun interactive labs, food and coffee and an elegant opening night party

Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas is proud to be supported by the following partners: 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; Whole Foods; and KQED.

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