Sandy Stier and Kris Perry. Photo: William Newton
Sandy Stier and Kris Perry who will be at Uncharted 2014 on Oct. 24-25 in downtown Berkeley. Photo: William Newton

This year’s Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas 2014 is just six weeks away.

Happening in downtown Berkeley on Friday Oct. 24 and Saturday Oct. 25, the Bay Area’s only ideas festival promises to be one of the most memorable events of the fall. 

Buy your tickets now and take advantage of the special early bird rate!

Berkeleyside created and produces Uncharted, and we have been working furiously behind the scenes to make the festival an event you will love. We’ve signed some wonderful new speakers for you to meet, including:

  • Brian Christian, author of The Most Human Human
  • Steve Coll, Dean, Columbia Journalism School
  • Sandy Stier and Kris Perry, marriage equality pioneers
  • Dale Dougherty, Founder, Maker Media
  • Andrés Roemer, Consul General of Mexico, San Francisco

See the full speaker list

The festival includes plenty of opportunity to interact with the speakers — there are no “talk-to” lectures here; to roll your sleeves up and do some dangerous thinking of your own in the Uncharted Labs; to socialize over coffee and treats; and to party at the Uncharted cocktail bash, enjoying the best bay views from the University Club up at the top of the Cal Memorial Stadium; as well as much more. (Watch a 1-minute video to see what Uncharted is all about.)

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or hearing about volunteer opportunities, please email Greg Fuson at

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Uncharted Berkeley Ideas Festival: What’s it all about?
Announcing Uncharted 2014 (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

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...