Series

  • Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas

    Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas 2015 brought together 40 writers, innovators and pioneers from across disciplines to discuss big ideas in new ways. The festival took place on October 16 and 17 and featured a series of one-on-one onstage conversations that pushed the boundaries of how we conceptualize the major challenges of our time.

  • Reinvent Nuclear Security

    How can 21st-century innovation greatly accelerate progress toward the eventual eradication of nuclear weapons while significantly reducing nuclear risk today? Almost 70 years after Hiroshima, the world has managed to avoid nuclear war, but we are far from being out of danger of a nuclear explosion. Since the global community has not yet found a way to eliminate these weapons, for the foreseeable future we’re left managing both the path to disarmament and the safeguarding of existing arsenals and fissile materials.

  • Reinvent the University for the Whole Person

    We believe that universities should think critically about how to harness new technology to better develop their students not just as future workers, but as future citizens, problem–solvers, and leaders. The roundtables in this series tackled questions at the heart of the evolution of higher education.

  • Reinvent Hollywood

    In the past, audiences were expected to like whatever was delivered to them and weren’t given a say in what kind of content they wanted to see. Today, there are fewer barriers to entry for filmmakers. Though finding an audience remains as big of a challenge as ever, audiences are beginning to get more involved in the creative process. Hollywood is long overdue for fundamental change. If we could redesign the film industry into the best possible system for the artists, the audience and the business, what would it look like?

  • Reinvent America: Our Technology Foundation

    How can technology best contribute to a thriving 21st century society that works for all? Reinvent partnered with T4A.org to virtually convene innovators and experts from across the country to come up with new solutions to some of America’s most pressing challenges. We discussed how we can develop the right technological foundation in this digital age to meet those challenges and enable our entire society to thrive.

  • Reinvent America: Inaugural Series

    American politics is paralyzed and polarized, and many Americans worry that we aren’t moving quickly enough to rise to the many challenges of the 21st-century. This inaugural season of Reinvent America series spanned the gamut of fields that were ripe for reinvention and pulled together can-do innovators who worked in virtual roundtables on next generation ideas about how to solve our most pressing problems.