NexusEQ Conference to Show Value of Emotional Intelligence to Create Positive Change - Harvard Medical School Conference Center in June Over 80 experts from 12 countries to discuss latest research and case studies of emotional intelligence creating business value, improving health, and strengthening education

BOSTON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emotions fuel human's best behaviors – and our worst.  The difference?  A set of learnable skills to use emotions carefully, called "Emotional Intelligence."  In June, change makers from 12 countries will meet on the campus of Harvard University for a remarkable conference about using emotional intelligence to spark positive change.  It's the 7th NexusEQ Conference; "nexus" means intersection, and the program is about the intersection of science and practice – head, heart, and hands.



Conference participants are leaders, educators, consultants, coaches, and individuals who see that emotional intelligence is the "difference that makes the difference." The program features 80 experts including top neuroscientists and emotions researchers, business leaders, education advocates, and authors all sharing success stories of emotional intelligence creating positive change in many sectors, for example:


  • Shannon Brown, top HR leader of FedEx Express on creating a thriving leadership culture. 
  • Massimiliano Ghini, business professor at Alma Graduate School, the oldest university in the West, on using emotional intelligence to accelerate change. 
  • Wendy Wu, CEO of New Leaders China, on building sustainable success in rapidly developing economies.  
  • Plus cases from banks, manufacturing companies, hospitality, and Harvard Business School MBA students.


  • Dr. Claudio Lottenberg, President, Albert Einstein Hospital, Brazil, on building a thriving organization. 
  • Dr. Herbert Benson, Harvard Medical School, on transforming from stress to wellness. 
  • Dr. Sandeep Kelkar, a leading Indian pediatrician, on emotional intelligence as an "antidote" to common childhood problems.
  • Plus cases on educating nurses, training doctors, and increasing individual wellbeing.


  • Dr. Tony Wagner, Harvard Education, on educating innovators. 
  • Dr. Anabel Jensen, Chair of Education, Notre Dame de Namur, on educating change makers.
  • Marc Brackett, Director of the Center for Emotional Intelligence at Yale University, on increasing achievement with emotional intelligence. 
  • Plus cases on teacher education, parenting, higher education, and improving schools.

Why it Matters

Joshua Freedman, conference chair, says, "With over 80 presenters, this is the largest assembly of emotional intelligence cases and experts ever.  A glance at the incredible conference agenda shows that these simple, powerful skills are making a positive difference in every sector of society – everywhere."  Freedman says that the conference is part of a vision to bring the skills of emotional intelligence to one billion people worldwide.

There is now an extensive case for emotional intelligence, showing that these skills improve leadership, learning, and living.  The next step at this conference is to bring these skills into wider practice to spark positive change.

Location: Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School

Date: June 24-26, 2013 – plus pre- and post-conference sessions

For Information:

Contact: Jenny Wiley - Email | (831) 728-4850

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SOURCE Six Seconds


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