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"Be Curious, Not Judgmental." - Walt Whitman (and Ted Lasso) An audience-centric approach to water communication and engagement.

By Rogue Water Lab

When and where

Date and time

June 28 · 4pm - June 30 · 12pm CDT


To be announced

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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

"More Heart Than Talent - How Curiosity Can Change Everything"

Cedric James

Lets explore the concept of having more heart than talent and how it can be a key factor in achieving great things in life. The importance of curiosity will be emphasized and how it can lead to trans...

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


About this event

  • 1 day 20 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

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What to Expect

Building trust with your community is all about relationships. How is your relationship with your community? Not sure how to find out?

Do you know where to begin?

This year Catalyst is focused on building the skills for the whole journey. Attendees will learn how to plan and facilitate a community listening session, synthesize the input into a communication plan/strategy/campaign, build a plan, and pitch the plan to internal stakeholders and gatekeepers.

See the agenda for details.

Early Bird: $150 (Ends on May 15)

Full Registration: $200

Hotel: Wyndham Garden: $169-189 (+tax/parking) Booking link here.

Hotel Block closes on May 28, so please book your rooms as soon as possible.

If you want to book rooms outside of the block dates, please call the front desk at 210.515.4555

At a Glance


Opening Session & Networking Event: 5pm - 8pm


Workshop 1: 8am - 12pm

Keynote: 2pm - 3pm

Workshop 2: 3pm - 6pm

Networking Event: 6pm - 9pm


Workshop 3: 8am - 11am

Closing Keynote: 11am - 12pm

We're building a movement, one workshop at a time!

Workshop 1: Social Listening Meets Campaign Development

Make the most out of community “listening sessions” using crossover innovation concepts from the world of hackathons, sprints, and crowdsourcing campaigns. Understand your audience, create a great campaign challenges, collect ideas, minimize bias, move forward with recommended actions, and keep everyone engaged in the process!

Workshop 2: Make, Test, Learn: The Power of Prototyping

This workshops builds on the first and will teach attendees how to prototype and test the ideas from Workshop 1 using design thinking principles. This session will allow participants to realize their ideas, create ways to test them and get useful feedback in order to make ideas stronger and more impactful. Expect a completely hands on, team-based experience.

Workshop 3: Make Your Pitch

You've come up with that Big Idea that could really improve your department or organization in Workshop 1 & 2--now how do you get the green light to set it in motion? You do what they do in Hollywood: you make a great pitch! This session will give participants the tools to craft their own pitches for an actual idea of their own choosing. Participants will learn how to build their own pitch through a series of active exercises, then will practice that pitch in front of an audience and receive feedback. Big Ideas told short and sweet, engaging and inspiring!

About the organizer

Organized by
Rogue Water Lab

We are a nonprofit dedicated to culivating the next generation of innovators in communication and education in the water sector.