Behavior Energy and Climate Change (BECC)óCall for Abstracts

Posted by Susan Mazur-Stommen on April 09, 2014
Behavior Energy and Climate Change (BECC)óCall for Abstracts

2014 Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference, December 7-10, Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC

Call for Abstracts now open

Submit by April 15, 2014

Program, abstract submission information and registration information at:


The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference is the preeminent conference focused on the practical applications of social and behavioral research to achieve viable solutions to energy/climate challenges.

Conveners for 2014 are: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the California Institute for Energy and Environment (University of California-CIEE) and the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (Stanford University-PEEC).


What to submit

We invite abstracts for formal oral presentations, with or without a full paper, short "lightning talks" and poster

presentations. We are seeking well-documented applications of behavioral approaches in energy/climate policies and programs at individual, organizational or community scales; new, relevant behavioral research findings; measured results; and best practices.


Previous conferences have emphasized the residential buildings sector. This year the organizers seek abstracts from diverse issue sectors, including commercial buildings, transportation, urban design, sustainable consumption, as well as residential buildings. Policies and programs that have demonstrated results in changing behavior are of particular interest, as well as thoughtful discussions of emerging policy/program issues, behavioral research methods, and selected novel/transformative ideas.


What you will need to submit:

We will ask you to place your work into a research and an interest area


First Step: What interest area (sector) does your work address? 


Second Step: What area of research (or discipline) does your work address?

Areas of Research

1. Design & Implementation

2. Enabling Technology

3. Evaluation

4. Frontiers in Research

5. Marketing, Communications & Social Media

6. Models, Metrics & Analytics

7. Organizational Behavior & Workplace

8. Policy

9. Social Norms & Culture Change

10. Sustainable Transportation & Urban Design


For ideas, or to view abstracts from last year, please visit our website.


Why attend BECC 2014?

Every year we assemble great speakers and provide cutting-edge information: The BECC 2014 program will include more than 40 plenary and topic sessions showcasing over 150 presenters selected through a competitive abstract process or invited by the organizing committee, ensuring state-of-the-art information available in no other forum. There will also be poster presentations, workshops, and our traditional fun film festival. Past attendees from many different fields have described BECC as the "most interesting and thought-provoking conference" they have ever attended.


Who attends

BECC brings together a range of academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from a variety of fields engaged in energy and climate efforts in order to provide the latest and most relevant behavioral research, best practices, and methodologies. We value abstracts from any relevant discipline concerned with human behavior, society, and culture; particularly work from social and behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, applied anthropology, organizational behavior, political science, communications, and the cognitive sciences. If you work in this area, or are considering research in this area this is a must-attend event.


Conference Early (Early) Bird Rate is $555 through June 30


Useful links

Abstract Submission Site


Conference Registration


BECC Home page


Hotel Registration Site


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