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Wallace J. Nichols '89 to Address Virtual Conference on Emotional Intelligence  

Wallace J. Nichols '89 to Address Virtual Conference on Emotional Intelligence  

February 8, 2015

Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will be among the keynote speakers at Vitality, the 4th annual virtual emotional intelligence conference featuring leaders in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, business, and education.  Presented by Six Seconds, the online event will take place March 16-20.

"Vitality features keynote conversations with thought leaders, sharing real-world examples of using emotional intelligence to improve outcomes in the classroom or the boardroom," notes an announcement. 

"In a world of increasing stress and strife, this global dialogue is of utmost importance," says Joshua Freedman, CEO of Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network.  "Imagine thousands of people focused on caring, listening, and sharing the tools for a more vital world.  It's time."

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J. Nichols (as he is known) is the author of the best-selling book, Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do. He has authored and co-authored more than 50 scientific papers and reports and his work has been featured in National Geographic, Scientific American, Outside, TIME and Newsweek, and he was seen in Leonardo DiCaprio's documentary, The 11th Hour. Nichols was recently featured on CBS This Morning.

A biology major as an undergraduate, Dr. Nichols delivered the principal address to the University's Class of 2010, "You Are Lovers and Fighters." Video of the speech is embedded below.