Among the speakers confirmed for Uncharted are Elñora Tena Webb, Nicholas Dirks, Alice Dreger, Doug Solomon, Anna Lappé and Shannon Brownlee
Among the speakers confirmed for Uncharted are (clockwise from upper left) Elñora Tena Webb, Nicholas Dirks, Alice Dreger, Shannon Brownlee, Anna Lappé and Doug Solomon.

This year’s Uncharted Ideas Festival in Berkeley, Oct. 16-17, is gearing up to be the best yet. Newly confirmed speakers include UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, bestselling author Anna Lappé, also founder of the Small Planet Institute, Alex Kozinski, the most outspoken judge on the Federal bench, Ethan Nadelmann, the nation’s point man for drug policy reform efforts, and historian and sex researcher Alice Dreger.

And coming to the two-day festival — with its packed program of conversations, live-music performances, interactive workshops and opening night party — is more achievable than ever. The “2 for the price of 1” ticket offer which we launched a month ago has proved so popular we have decided to extend it until Sunday Sept. 20. This special offer means you can attend Uncharted with a friend for just $86 a day each (the regular ticket price is $345 for two days). Other Early-Bird tickets include single and one-day tickets.

Reserve your “2 for 1” tickets now — there’s a limited number of them!

Austin has SXSW. Aspen has its ideas festival. The Bay Area has Uncharted.

Hosted by Berkeleyside and in its third year, the two-day festival which takes place at the Berkeley Rep and the Freight & Salvage in downtown Berkeley’s thriving Arts District, embraces thrilling discussions, live music, popup performances, dozens of speakers, fun interactive labs, food and coffee and an elegant opening night party with cocktails, food, fine wine and craft beer.

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; Diablo Magazine and KQED.

Visit the Uncharted 2015 website for full information and to secure your tickets.

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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...