Journey over 11,000 miles--and climb 13,000 feet--to see how a remarkable alliance of high school students, a world-traveling entrepreneur and Connecticut businesses brought electricity to a school high in the mountains of Nepal.

The remarkable story will be part of a special informational program during CBIA’s 198th Annual Meeting & Reception on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Hartford Marriott Downtown Hotel.

Telling the story will be Peter J. Werth III, Werth Family Foundation; Michael Maziarz, Principal, Academy of Engineering and Green Technology, and Akeem Brown, senior at the Academy. They were all instrumental to the project and will discuss how the amazing endeavor used experienced-based learning to create incredibly positive outcomes.

Also during the program will be a panel discussion with Commissioner Dan Esty of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, addressing regulatory reform and Lean practices, together with Don Droppo Jr., President and CEO of Curtis Packaging; Beth Barton, Partner, Day Pitney LLP; and John Rathgeber, President & CEO, CBIA. 

The Annual Meeting & Reception will start with a business meeting at 4:30 pm, followed by the special informational program at 5, and a reception from 6-7:30 pm.

Tickets to the event are $95 per person and may be reserved here.