Know Thyself 2017 Devepoping Emotional Intelligence

About Know Thyself 2017

Know Thyself is devoted to developing emotional intelligence. We address such issues as: how to find meaning in your work, how to have healthier relationships, how to understand your own feelings, how to reach peace of mind, and much more.

Know Thyself is a conference where we invite attendees to step back, focus, learn, and think intelligently about central emotional concerns. We feature a variety of speakers from the humanities - from philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts – speakers that will exercise, and expand your mind. You will meet other curious, sociable and open-minded people in an atmosphere of exploration and enjoyment.

know thyself 2017 will be held at the university of south dakota - vermillion, sd may 13-14, 2017 - 0900

Featured Speaker: Alain de Button

Alain de Botton is an author and television presenter. His books and television programs discuss various contemporary subjects and themes, emphasizing philosophy's relevance to everyday life. At 23, he published Essays in Love (1993), which went on to sell two million copies. Other bestsellers include How Proust Can Change Your Life (1997), Status Anxiety (2004) and The Architecture of Happiness (2006).

USD Student Speaker: Prosper Zongo

Prosper Zongo is a graduate student at The University of South Dakota studying political science. He will be talking about his story and why he fights for a better tomorrow.

Schedule of Events

  • Opening Meet and Greet: 0900 - Bldg. 9 (B3)
  • 1. Ian Davies - “Love and Self Love”: 1200 - Bldg. 22 (D8)
  • 2. Anna Black - “Why You Shouldn’t Trust Your Feelings”: 1300 - Bldg. 22
  • 3. Grace Hunter - “The Perfection Trap”: 1400 - Bldg. 22
  • 4. Jim Mathews - "Mindfulness Meditation": 1500 - Bldg. 9
  • 5. Tim Hudson - “Why Bother With Marriage”: 1600 - Bldg. 22
  • 6. Una Hemmings - “Being A Good Listener”: 1700 - Bldg. 22
  • Dinner Discussion: 1800 -Bldg. 9
  • 7. Sam Crapper - “Why Nice People Are Scary”: 1900 - Bldg. 22
  • 8. Lucas Nicholson - “How To Find Meaningful Work”: 2000 - Bldg. 22
  • 9. Alain de Button - “Status Anxiety” & Closing remarks: 2100 Bldg. 22

Events will repeat on the 14th


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