Berkeley, CA, August 2015 — Austin has SXSW. Aspen has its Ideas Festival.
The Bay Area has Uncharted:The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, an interactive, eye-opening two days of discussion, debate, workshops, and good food, beer and wine — Oct. 16 and Oct. 17, 9am-5pm, in downtown Berkeley’s historic Arts District.
Chris Anderson, Kamau Bell, Laura Tyson, Brad DeLong, and Masha Gessen are among the 2015 festival headliners. With two months to go, Uncharted is still busy solidifying an exhilarating line-up. For updates on participants, bookmark the Uncharted 2015 website.
Registration for Uncharted:The Berkeley Festival of Ideas 2015 is open, see here.
The speaker line-up is incredibly diverse, featuring some of the world's most exciting innovators and pioneers in the fields of environment, food, science and technology, social policy, activism, politics and the arts. We'll be adding more speakers throughout August and September. Sessions are one-on-one conversations with ample opportunity for audience Q & A.
Wallace J. Nichols: Dives into the neuroscience of our relationship to water
Nichols is a scientist, wild water advocate, movement-maker, New York Times best selling author and dad who works to inspire a deeper connection with nature.
He is a research associate at California Academy of Sciences and co-founder of Ocean Revolution, an international network of young ocean advocates; SEEtheWILD, a conservation travel network; Grupo Tortuguero, an international sea turtle conservation network; and #LiVBLUE!, a global campaign to reconnect people to our water planet, among other international organizations and initiatives. He’s the author or co-author of more than 50 scientific papers, reports and books, including Blue Mind, and his work has been featured widely in print and various broadcast media.
Nichols has degrees in biology and Spanish, a master’s in environmental economics, and a doctorate in wildlife ecology. He is a recipient of both a Marshall Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship and in 2014 received The University of Arizona’s Global Achievement Award.