Topic Submission now Open!

switch~ at eTown Hall 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. To learn more, visit us at

Topic submission will be open from August 25-September 8.


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

Watch a YouTube excerpt from switch~.

Tickets for switch~ at eTown Hall will be available September 2, 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.



Save the Date for switch~ at eTown Hall!

We’re excited to announce that switch~ returns to Boulder this fall on October 2, 2014 at eTown Hall. Stay tuned for information on speaker submissions, deadlines, ticket sales and more in the upcoming weeks, and get ready for another night of energy and sustainability fun! Save the date!

Highlight Video

Check out the highlights from switch~ at The Alliance Center. We’re still basking in the glow of the event and hope you are too!

switch~ at The Alliance Center is SOLD OUT!

Thanks to all of your enthusiasm and a star-studded speaker lineup, switch~ at The Alliance Center is officially sold out! If you’ve got a ticket, we’re psyched to see you Thursday. Unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate ticket sales at the door.

If you’re sad to be missing out this time around, stay tuned for more info on upcoming switch~ events so that you can be sure to make the next one. You can also follow us @switch__energy (double underscore!) as we live tweet the event. Join the conversation at #switchenergy!

Meanwhile, learn more about our speakers and get excited for Thursday!

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