switch~ Speakers Announced!

Submissions are in, votes have been tallied and WOW, what a show this switch~ is going to be! We were so floored by the outstanding caliber of this year’s submissions, we couldn’t resist adding two more speakers for a final count of twelve awesome energy and sustainability presentations.

Get your tickets now for this can’t miss, sure to sell out event featuring Soviet hummers, ocean forests, 111d, lots of solar, the future of transportation and the electric utility and much more!

switch~ Speaker Selections

How is a Coal Plant Like a Soviet Hummer? Zane Selvans
Clean Energy Action
Making Friends With 111d Neil Kolwey
Ocean Forests: Global Ocean Restorative Development Don Piper
Ocean Foresters
Empowering Citizens on Energy and Sustainability:

From Alphabet Soup to a Feast for Change
Andrea Gelfuso Goetz
The Power of Story & Sustainability James Scott Brew
Power to the People: Zero Net Energy Occupancy Cullen Choi
Brendle Group
From Here to There: The Next Step in Transportation Claire Henly
Rocky Mountain Institute
The Electric Utility of the Future:

A Radical Enviro Defense of the CO Status Quo

Eric Blank
Community Energy Solar
The Evolution of Solar Finance Peter Swank
Solar Powered Electric Cars Finally Affordable! Adam Stenftenagel
Snugg Home
Charting the Future of Capitalism Kim Coupounas
B Lab
Power to the People with Solar-Electric Water Heaters Larry Bingham
Bingham Energy LLC

Tickets on sale now!

Tickets are now on sale for switch~ at The Alliance Center. They are sure to sell out so get them now!

switch~ at The Alliance Center Call for Speakers!




Call for Speakers

People With Big Ideas on Sustainable Energy

Get ready, switch~ is coming to Denver! The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado is hosting the next switch~ on July 31, 2014. Ten speakers. Five minutes. Twenty slides, auto-advanced every fifteen seconds. That’s switch~. Based on the same rapid-fire format that helped make TedX and Ignite Boulder popular, switch~ is a chance for people with great ideas about energy and sustainability to share their thoughts.

switch~ at The Alliance Center is seeking speakers who have:

  • An interesting idea about energy and sustainability,
  • The flexibility to work within the 5-minute, 20-slide format, and
  • The ability to have fun with it!

No professional speaking experience is necessary. No honorarium will be paid; this is an all-volunteer event.

Topic submittal will be open through July 11. 


The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Association for Energy Services Professionals (RM-AESP) has hosted three switch~ events since 2012 and each one has sold out!

Watch a YouTube excerpt from switch~.

Tickets for switch~ at The Alliance Center will be available July 1, stay tuned for more information!

Presented in partnership with RM-AESP, switch~ is an all-volunteer event organization that operates under a 501(c)3, spreading ground-breaking thought on sustainable energy.

DOORS 6:00pm

JUNE 28 – JULY 11

switch~ at The Alliance Center

switch~ is back and rolling into Denver this summer! Join us at The Alliance Center, on July 31st for a fun, fast-paced evening of sharing sustainable energy ideas. The concept is similar to TEDx and Ignite, where speakers have just a few minutes to present and inspire the audience about their topic. switch~ is an opportunity for energy change-makers to meet, spread cutting-edge ideas, and network with other Colorado professionals who are driving social change and industry innovation.



switch~3 recap

Another successful switch~!

Speakers stepped up and delivered their spiels to a supportive crowd in Boulder Colorado on 11/29/13, challenging perceptions, exposing truths, and importantly delivering comedy.  A big thank you to all the energy professionals out there chasing conservation daily and seeking a more sustainable future.  You show us there is humor in the most mundane activities or frustrating obstacles we run into.. and seeing another angle is likely the key next step.  So until next time, enjoy the recap!