Opening General Session
Details for next year's program will be posted in mid-2014.
comes to red rubber balls, you’ve got the
classic Simon and Garfunkel song and then there’s Kevin Carroll, the dynamic
best-selling author, speaker, and agent for social change who took the stage
in Chicago on Monday, October 7 to share his unique philosophy and inspire more innovation and
creativity in water management.
founder of Kevin Carroll Katalyst/LLC and the author of three highly successful
books, including Rules of the Red Rubber Ball, What’s Your Red Rubber
Ball?!, and The Red Rubber Ball at Work, Carroll helps businesses,
organizations, and individuals—from CEOs and employees of Fortune 500 companies
to schoolchildren—to discover their red rubber ball or embrace their spirit of
play and creativity for personal and professional growth and success.
Specifically, Carroll applied his philosophy to WEF’s mission
and used an outside perspective and “best in class” examples to provide a unique set of tools, resources, and ideas that will help give WEF and its members a much needed “spark” to remain inspired, passionate, and intentional about the important work of the water sector.
The opening session also featured a special welcome from the Honorable Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois, remarks from 2012-2013 WEF President Cordell Samuels and recognition of the 2013 Stockholm Junior Water Prize.