Opening General Session Sets the Stage With Innovation and Transformation Keynote Address

July 21, 2012

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Jim Carroll will deliver the keynote speech at WEFTEC® 2012. Photo courtesy of R. Kelly Clipperton.

Jim Carroll will deliver the keynote speech at WEFTEC® 2012. Photo courtesy of R. Kelly Clipperton.

Jim Carroll, recognized as an authority on global trends and innovations and business transformations, will deliver the keynote speech at the WEFTEC® 2012 Opening General Session. The author, columnist, media commentator, and consultant will discuss innovation and transformation strategy.

The Opening General Session, scheduled for Oct. 1, kicks off the 85th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) technical exhibition and conference, which will be held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, Sept. 29–Oct. 3.

This year’s theme focuses on WEF’s new strategic direction, announced earlier this year. Carroll’s presentation, titled “A New Direction,” is expected to frame this theme and to provide tools and tips on how to achieve success through significant, transformative change.

“We live and work in a period of unprecedented change,” Carroll said. “Intelligent infrastructure concepts continue to emerge from the hypothetical to the real, while new design methodologies and concepts challenge water professionals to keep ahead of these fast-paced developments. I’ll cover the key trends that will provide challenge in the future and outline how to turn them into opportunity.”

The Opening General Session also will feature remarks from WEF Executive Director Jeff Eger and 2011–2012 WEF President Matt Bond, as well as recognition of the 2012 Stockholm Junior Water Prize winners.

“This is a very exciting time for the water profession and specifically for the Water Environment Federation as we continue on this new path to drive innovation in water, enrich the expertise of the water sector, and increase awareness of the value of water,” Eger said.

Jennifer Fulcher, WEF Highlights

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