|By PR Newswire||
|February 4, 2014 08:35 AM EST||
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 3rd Annual Virtual Festival of Emotional Intelligence is set to begin Monday, March 10. Live, interactive webinars will feature a host of thought leaders within the EQ (emotional intelligence) community. The agenda is online at www.6seconds.org/e/. Participants from around the world will have the opportunity to ask and answer questions and take part in exercises designed to hone emotional intelligence. The event is sponsored by Six Seconds (www.6seconds.org), an organization devoted to positive change in all facets of daily life.
The Virtual Festival of Emotional Intelligence, also known as EQ Week, differs from a typical conference in several ways. Rather than renting out a convention space and asking attendees and presenters to fly in from hundreds or thousands of miles away, the festival takes place entirely in the virtual world during the week of March 10–14. The festival is also less academic in tone, as the topics of discussion cover everything from adapting EQ to business to improving parenting skills.
The list of notable speakers includes luminaries such as Richard Boyatzis, Mary Helen Immordino Yang and Dan Siegel. However, instead of the traditional format in which speakers deliver their message to a rapt but silent audience, the Festival of Emotional Intelligence emphasizes interaction and conversation. Presenters will have complete freedom to arrange sessions however they choose.
"The Virtual Festival of Emotional Intelligence is the largest event of its kind," explained Six Seconds CEO Joshua Freedman. "There are no registration fees or eligibility requirements; it's free and available to anyone with an Internet connection anywhere in the world. In previous festivals, the diversity of the registrants was one of the most fascinating aspects of the event. That diversity allows for a provocative and meaningful dialogue for everyone, as various cultural insights come together through the medium of technology."
Each day, festival webinar sessions will touch upon nearly every domain of modern life, including business, government, education, parenting, life skills and so on. At 00 hours, an email goes out to all subscribers with the day's agenda and other pertinent material. All sessions are recorded and will be available for a month following EQ Week to accommodate those with busy schedules.
The great irony of the age of social networking is that people are, in many ways, becoming less social. Instead of creating genuine connections, people create finely edited versions of themselves. As life becomes more complex and true relationships diminish, the eventual symptoms are no surprise: stress and loneliness are on the rise, as is escapism. Six Seconds' mission is to bring society closer to a more natural balance between technology and human connection. Telecommunications and social networking are here to stay, but the potential exists to give a higher purpose to these technological tools; EQ Week is an example of using the power of the Internet in a novel, meaningful way.
Six Seconds will release a report during EQ Week unveiling some intriguing new findings on emotional intelligence. The report is based on the results of survey that queried more than 70,000 individuals throughout six regions of the world.
As a center for practical research and teaching, the nonprofit Six Seconds has steadily built a global presence since its founding in 1997. With representatives in 25 countries, the organization is helping to disseminate the concept of emotional intelligence. The EQ movement can trace its origins the research of Drs. John Mayer and Peter Salovey, though it was the publication of Daniel Goleman's "Emotional Intelligence — Why It Can Matter More Than IQ" in 1995 that catapulted emotional intelligence into the mainstream.
To sign up for the EQ Week daily emails, as well as webinars, podcasts, videos and ebooks, fill out the form on the following page: http://www.6seconds.org/e/.
About Six Seconds
Six Seconds is a global network supporting people to create positive change — everywhere, all the time. We teach the skills of emotional intelligence to fill the "missing link" needed for people to become more aware, intentional, and purposeful so individuals, teams, organizations, families, schools and communities flourish.
+1 (831) 763-1800
Read more news from Six Seconds.
SOURCE Six Seconds
Puppet Labs is pleased to share the findings from our 2015 State of DevOps Survey. We have deepened our understanding of how DevOps enables IT performance and organizational performance, based on responses from more than 20,000 technical professionals we’ve surveyed over the past four years. The 2015 State of DevOps Report reveals high-performing IT organizations deploy 30x more frequently with 200x shorter lead times. They have 60x fewer failures and recover 168x faster
Sep. 3, 2015 06:15 PM EDT
To support developers and operations professionals in their push to implement DevOps principles for their infrastructure environments, ProfitBricks, a provider of cloud infrastructure, is adding support for DevOps tools Ansible and Chef. Ansible is a platform for configuring and managing data center infrastructure that combines multi-node software deployment, ad hoc task execution, and configuration management, and is used by DevOps professionals as they use its playbooks functionality to autom...
Sep. 3, 2015 06:15 PM EDT
Containers are not new, but renewed commitments to performance, flexibility, and agility have propelled them to the top of the agenda today. By working without the need for virtualization and its overhead, containers are seen as the perfect way to deploy apps and services across multiple clouds. Containers can handle anything from file types to operating systems and services, including microservices. What are microservices? Unlike what the name implies, microservices are not necessarily small,...
Sep. 3, 2015 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 143
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo, November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and e...
Sep. 3, 2015 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 105
This Enterprise Strategy Group lab validation report of the NEC Express5800/R320 server with Intel® Xeon® processor presents the benefits of 99.999% uptime NEC fault-tolerant servers that lower overall virtualized server total cost of ownership. This report also includes survey data on the significant costs associated with system outages impacting enterprise and web applications. Click Here to Download Report Now!
Sep. 3, 2015 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 356
ElasticBox, the agile application delivery manager, announced freely available public boxes for the DevOps community. ElasticBox works with enterprises to help them deploy any application to any cloud. Public boxes are curated reference boxes that represent some of the most popular applications and tools for orchestrating deployments at scale. Boxes are an adaptive way to represent reusable infrastructure as components of code. Boxes contain scripts, variables, and metadata to automate proces...
Sep. 3, 2015 05:30 PM EDT
It’s been proven time and time again that in tech, diversity drives greater innovation, better team productivity and greater profits and market share. So what can we do in our DevOps teams to embrace diversity and help transform the culture of development and operations into a true “DevOps” team? In her session at DevOps Summit, Stefana Muller, Director, Product Management – Continuous Delivery at CA Technologies, answered that question citing examples, showing how to create opportunities for ...
Sep. 3, 2015 05:15 PM EDT Reads: 531
SYS-CON Events announced today that G2G3 will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Based on a collective appreciation for user experience, design, and technology, G2G3 is uniquely qualified and motivated to redefine how organizations and people engage in an increasingly digital world.
Sep. 3, 2015 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 542
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome,” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
Sep. 3, 2015 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 428
Whether you like it or not, DevOps is on track for a remarkable alliance with security. The SEC didn’t approve the merger. And your boss hasn’t heard anything about it. Yet, this unruly triumvirate will soon dominate and deliver DevSecOps faster, cheaper, better, and on an unprecedented scale. In his session at DevOps Summit, Frank Bunger, VP of Customer Success at ScriptRock, will discuss how this cathartic moment will propel the DevOps movement from such stuff as dreams are made on to a prac...
Sep. 3, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 258
The 3rd International WebRTC Summit, to be held Nov. 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 15th International Cloud Expo, 6th International Big Data Expo, 3rd International DevOps Summit and 2nd Internet of @ThingsExpo. WebRTC (Web-based Real-Time Com...
Sep. 3, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,604
As more and more data is generated from a variety of connected devices, the need to get insights from this data and predict future behavior and trends is increasingly essential for businesses. Real-time stream processing is needed in a variety of different industries such as Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Automobile, Finance, Online Retail, Smart Grids, and Healthcare. Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed distributed stream computation service that provides low latency, scalable processing of ...
Sep. 3, 2015 02:45 PM EDT Reads: 386
SYS-CON Events announced today that DataClear Inc. will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The DataClear ‘BlackBox’ is the only solution that moves your PC, browsing and data out of the United States and away from prying (and spying) eyes. Its solution automatically builds you a clean, on-demand, virus free, new virtual cloud based PC outside of the United States, and wipes it clean...
Sep. 3, 2015 02:45 PM EDT Reads: 478
In 2014, the market witnessed a massive migration to the cloud as enterprises finally overcame their fears of the cloud’s viability, security, etc. Over the past 18 months, AWS, Google and Microsoft have waged an ongoing battle through a wave of price cuts and new features. For IT executives, sorting through all the noise to make the best cloud investment decisions has become daunting. Enterprises can and are moving away from a "one size fits all" cloud approach. The new competitive field has ...
Sep. 3, 2015 02:45 PM EDT Reads: 173
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sep. 3, 2015 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 962