UC Berkeley’s global poverty expert Ananya Roy, civil rights leader Kate Kendell, creativity guru Dev Patnaik, and futurist Annalee Newitz are all among the newly confirmed speakers for the inaugural Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, October 25-26 in downtown Berkeley.

Uncharted, organized by Berkeleyside, will be two days of dangerous ideas, thought-provoking discussions, real interactions with great thinkers, as well as a fantastic party with fellow festival-goers at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive.

Ananya Roy: regularly named one of the popular teachers at Cal, will be at Uncharted on Oct. 25-26

Uncharted aims to bolster’s Berkeley’s identity as a place where boundary-stretching, innovative ideas happen.

Ananya Roy is regularly named one of the popular teachers at UC Berkeley. Her commitment and passion about helping people understand the reality of poverty and her vision of ways to better the lives of the world’s poorest people is palpable whenever she speaks.

Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, had a delicious moment of YouTube fame after the Supreme Court struck down Prop 8 and has a two-decade record as a civil rights advocate. At Uncharted, Kendell will be talking about the new frontier of civil rights.

Patnaik and his consultancy, Jump Associates, will be leading the interactive workshops at Uncharted. The workshops will both stretch the minds of Uncharted participants, and develop their idea-generating capacity.

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Kate Kendell: watch a delicious YouTube moment of hers, come meet her at Uncharted

Annallee Newitz’s recent book, Scatter, Adapt and Remember, received five stars in a recent Berkeleyside review. It addresses a fundamental question: can humans can survive mass extinction?

AutodeskUC BerkeleyPanoramic Interests, DeYoe Wealth Management and Greenerprinter are sponsors of Uncharted.

Tickets to Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival on Oct. 25-26 are on sale at a special earlybird rate. Numbers are limited.

Visit the Uncharted website for more information and to buy your ticket.

Announcing: Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas (07.25.13)

Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...