Call for Abstracts - Behaviour, energy & climate change conference (BECC) 2012

Start/Stop Date:
15 Apr 2012
California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE), University of California, and the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC), Stanford University, and American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
Sacramento, California, USA
Focus Areas:
Behaviour, energy and climate change
Type of Event:

Mark Your Calendar:  BECC in Sacramento, November 12-14, 2012 - Opening reception on the evening of November 11

Call for Abstracts closes April 15, 2012

Call For Abstracts Now Open
The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference 2012 - now in its sixth year - is the premier event focused on understanding individual and organizational behavior and decision-making in the realms of energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and sustainability. BECC 2012 will build on the overwhelming success of previous BECC conferences, at which more than 650 participants discussed innovative policy and program strategies, shared important research findings, and engaged in building dynamic new networks and collaborations.

Ultimately, we seek to answer the question, how can we most effectively encourage low-carbon behavior?

No single field encompasses all facets of behavior change, so BECC brings together a wide range of top academics, practitioners and policy-makers to provide the latest and most relevant behavioral research findings, best practices and measured results.

The organizers especially value abstracts from diverse perspectives/disciplines (social sciences, behavioral economics, communications/marketing/entertainment, public health, cognitive sciences and others) and issue sectors, including residential and commercial buildings, transportation, urban design, and sustainable consumption (including food). Policies and programs that have demonstrated results in changing behavior are of particular interest, as well as thoughtful discussions of transformative ideas in the areas of emerging policies, program design, and behavioral research methods.

Abstract topic areas: (oral, lighting and poster presentations)

  • Community-based programs
  • Community planning, architecture and design
  • Enabling policies
  • Gamification, multi-media and social media
  • Management decisions and strategies in business
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Modeling behavior
  • Program design and evaluation
  • Social norms and culture change
  • Trans-disciplinary research

To submit your abstract and learn more about BECC
Or go directly to the submission site:  Click here

Why Attend BECC 2012
Great Speakers: The BECC 2012 program will include more than 40 plenary and topic sessions showcasing over 150 presenters There will also be poster presentations, workshops, participant-organized sessions, "tweet-ups" and our traditional fun film festival.  

Extraordinary People: senior-level policymakers, social and natural scientists, program implementers, media, and energy experts. Don't miss our conference Kick-Off Program and Networking Reception on Sunday evening, November 11.

Cutting-Edge Information: Come hear the latest behavioral research, discuss emerging policy issues, share effective program/communication strategies, and engage in collaboration building across all sectors of endeavor, public and private.

Lightning Presentations will be recorded and featured on the BECC Youtube page.
The BECC LinkedIn Group now has 450 members to get you connected and in the conversation!
PowerPoint slides are requested to post online, helping to increase the visibility and reach of BECC researchers. Visit the BECC 2011 Conference page for last year's slides!