Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas is coming to downtown Berkeley on Oct. 24-25.

You may have heard about Uncharted, either recently, or last year, when the inaugural festival was held to much acclaim.

But what is an ideas festival? What happens there? Why should you come? Check out the snappy video above which was created to answer those questions, and more.

Source: Tanya Holland
Tanya Holland: one of the many fascinating people on the program at Uncharted 2014. See the full speaker list. Photo: Tanya Holland

Uncharted, which takes place on Friday Oct. 24 and Saturday Oct. 25, aims to bring participants together with some of the world’s great thinkers for two thrilling days of discussion, debate, and workshops designed to engage and inspire. Much more than a series of lectures, Uncharted is a festival of ideas.

Participants will meet fascinating big thinkers, including Nobel prizewinner Randy Schekman, Pulitzer and Grammy Award-winning composer John Adams, acclaimed chef Tanya Holland, and marriage equality pioneers Kris Perry and Sandy Stier.  

Held at the Berkeley Rep and the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, with a Friday night party at the beautiful University Club, perched atop of Cal’s Memorial Stadium, Uncharted promises to be one of the most exciting events in the Bay Area this year.

Uncharted is offered at a fraction of the cost of other “ideas festivals.” Right now, those who register to attend can save $100 over 2013 prices.

See the speaker list at Uncharted 2014.
Get your tickets (at our 
special early bird rate!) 

Announcing Uncharted 2014: 2 days with the great thinkers of today to find out what’s coming tomorrow (07.15.14)
A glimpse of two days at the Uncharted festival (10.29.13)
Highlights and insights from the inaugural Uncharted (10.28.13)

Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas is created and produced by Berkeleyside. For all information about the festival, including the program, speaker line-up, and to register, visit BerkeleyIdeas.com. And keep updated on Uncharted 2014 via Facebook.

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