The Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC) is focused on understanding human behavior and decision making. This knowledge can accelerate the transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future.
Conference organizers are currently seeking new, innovative research and applied work from leaders in behavioral sciences on the adoption of energy efficiency in energy production and use.
They invite 400 to 500-word abstracts for formal oral presentations, with or without accompanying full papers, as well as five-minute "lightning talks," panel discussions, and poster presentations. Abstracts may be submitted as part of a panel application (a group of presentations) or independently. Abstracts submitted as parts of panels will also be considered independently if the complete panels are not accepted.
They are seeking:
- New and well-documented applications of behavioral approaches in energy or climate policies
- Programs at the individual, organizational, and community scale
- New and relevant behavioral research findings
- Measured results
- Best practices
Approaches that are theoretical, empirical, narrative, model-based, case-study-based, or involving other methods are welcome. Policies and programs that have demonstrated results in changing behavior are of particular interest, as well as thoughtful discussions of emerging policy or program issues, behavioral research methods, and novel or transformative ideas.
New this year: To help moderators prepare their sessions, BECC is asking presenters of full-length and lightning talks to prepare a brief (two pages maximum) summary of their results and status of the work one month prior to the conference.
Special areas of interest in 2017 are:
- Decision making and behavioral economics
- Jobs, jobs, jobs
- Communications, applied or strategic
- Design: federal, state, and local policy
- Design: architecture, products, urban, rural, and commercial/industrial
Learn more and submit an abstract here by April 1, 2017.