Reawakening the spirit of creative confidence in people is important to Kevin Carroll, the closing keynote speaker on Monday, July 28, at VenueConnect 2014.
In an inspiring and often funny presentation, Carroll told attendees his life story and how he discovered that learning and playing are important, especially in relation to innovation.
“Play is serious business,” Carroll said. “I often like to quote Albert Einstein, who said, ‘Play is the highest form of research.'”
Carroll explained the concept of the red rubber ball he carries with him and how it opens up lines of communication.
“We all speak ball,” he said. “It’s an instant connection.”
He asked attendees to reflect on what they’re chasing in their lives, what their rubber balls are, and to always be present and curious.
“There are two great days in a person’s life,” he said, before receiving a standing ovation. “The day you’re born, and the day you discover why.”
(Image: Orange Photography)