ABC News anchor Dan Harris to keynote Alverno conference

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During Alverno College’s “Alverno Community Conference,” scheduled for Friday, Oct. 3, attendees will have an opportunity to hear directly from Dan Harris, an award-winning anchor for ABC News and a New York Times bestselling author.


Harris will keynote the conference, which as in past years will bring together the Alverno community to discuss research around a designated theme. This year’s conference will abide by the theme “A Matter of Mindfulness,” to be explored through 40 topics over the course of three concurrent sessions along with the keynote address.

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Harris’ book “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Rescued Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works – A True Story,” hit shelves in March. Drawing from his book, Harris will inform attendees about ways he has learned to make “the most of the here-and-now,” according to an announcement from Alverno College.

“The Alverno Community Conference intends to give participants opportunities to experience the vast array of practices associated with mindfulness,” said Amy Shapiro, professor of philosophy and a lead organizer of the conference. “Recent scientific research has shown that mindfulness practices have profound consequences for those who engage them – from better concentration to greater happiness to reducing stress and anxiety and increasing well-being to managing and reducing depression to even curing physical ailments associated with stress.”

Harris’ keynote address is being co-presented by the United Way of Greater Milwaukee.

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The community conference is open to the public and will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Alverno’s campus. Alverno is located at 3400 S. 43rd St. in Milwaukee.

“This conference is meant to be a contribution to our whole community in giving participants strategies for better living and, as a consequence, making our world a better place,” Shapiro said.

For more information or to register, click here.

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