First four events announced for The Connecticut Mirror Tour

 

 

The first four events are set for The Connecticut Mirror’s 2013-2014 Tour, a 10-stop journey across the state. Each stop will explore the issues that are framing public discussion, including education, jobs, the environment and the state budget.  The first four stops will take place in 2013 with the remaining in 2014. These are public events sponsored by supporters of the Connecticut Mirror.

We hope to see you there.

For more information, please contact CT Mirror CEO/Publisher Brett Orzechowski at borzechowski@ctmirror.org or call 860-218-6380.

FIRST STOP

Thursday, October 10, The Westport Library, 7 p.m.

WHERE DOES CONNECTICUT FIT IN THE CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY?

Over the last decade, more businesses have taken notice of environmentally friendly options, but can this be a growth sector for Fairfield County and Connecticut? Please join the Connecticut Mirror, the state’s award-winning public policy news organization, and its partners — the Tremaine Foundation and the Fairfield County Community Foundation —  in this lively discussion with lawmakers, environmentalists, engineers and business leaders on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at The Westport Library.

* – This event is part of the Fairfield County Community Foundation competitive grant challenge.

PANELISTS:

  • Connecticut State Rep. Jonathan Steinberg (D- Westport)
  • Jennifer O’Donnell, Principal Engineer/Environmental Data Analyst, Coastal Ocean Analytics, LLC
  • Bryan Garcia, President and CEO, Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) 
  • Alex Kragie, Deputy Chief of Staff, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

SECOND STOP

Monday, October 21, Wilde Auditorium, University of Hartford, 6:30 p.m.

GENERATION FOR HIRE

Connecticut produces thousands of college graduates every year, but does the emerging economic order require the skills they actually possess?  What are Connecticut’s employers, educators, and economic development leaders doing to retain a generation of students who entered college at the beginning of the recession — and where will these young adults be in five years? Please join the Connecticut Mirror, the state’s award-winning  public policy news organization, and its partner, the Wyomissing Foundation, in this lively discussion with economists, entrepreneurs and experts on Monday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Wilde Auditorium at the University of Hartford.

THIRD STOP

Thursday, November 7, Quick Center, Fairfield University, 7 p.m.

MEASURING GOOD TEACHING

The state’s new teacher evaluation system has proponents and skeptics alike, but do core relationships still exist to create the most effective learning environment? Join lawmakers, administrators, teachers and policy analysts to discuss the view from the front of the classroom in Connecticut. Please join the Connecticut Mirror, the state’s award-winning public policy news organization, and its partner, the Wyomissing Foundation and the Fairfield County Community Foundation, in this lively discussion with lawmakers, teachers and experts on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at The Quick Center on the campus of Fairfield University.

* – This event is also part of the Fairfield County Community Foundation competitive grant challenge.

FOURTH STOP

Monday, November 18, University of New Haven, Noon

WHERE DOES CONNECTICUT FIT IN THE CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY?

Over the last decade, more businesses have taken notice of environmentally friendly options, but can this be a growth sector for southern Connecticut and the rest of the state?  Please join the Connecticut Mirror, the state’s award-winning public policy news organization, and its partner, the Tremaine Foundation, in this lively discussion with lawmakers, environmentalists, engineers and business leaders on Monday, Nov. 18, at noon on the campus of the University of New Haven.

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