Clearview Reads welcomes William Kamkwamba author of The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind.
Innovation Fair: An interactive showcase of STEM technologies from local students, companies and organizations. Please contact email@example.com for more information. 5pm (Free)
Author talk: 6:45pm
Author book signing immediately after the talk.
William Kamkwamba is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and innovator. Among other distinctions, he is a TED Fellow, IDEO.org Global Fellow, and co-founder of Moving Windmills Project.
His amazing journey to achieve his dream of bringing electricity, light, and the promise of a better life to his family in Malawi is captured in the memoir The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope, co-authored with Bryan Mealer. Seemingly against all odds, William constructed a windmill from scraps to bring lighting to his family’s home.
Since that time, he has been involved in many projects, including malaria prevention and clean water systems. More recently, he began working with the non-profit WiderNet to mentor young people on building their own solutions.
Clearview Reads with William Kamkwamba is supported by the Kathy Murphy Speaker Series Fund at the Community Foundation serving Greeley and Weld County and the Clearview Library District.
This event is sponsored by Bank of Colorado and CPP Wind Engineering and Air Quality Consultants.