Behaviour, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC)

Start/Stop Date:
29 Nov–02 Dec 2011
Organiser:
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE) and Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC)
Venue:
Washington, D.C., USA
Focus Areas:
Energy efficiency & climate change
Type of Event:
Conference

About BECC

The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference is the fifth annual conference focused on understanding the nature of individual and organizational behavior and decision making, and using that knowledge to accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and low carbon economy. It will build on the overwhelming success of previous BECC conferences, at which more than 650 participants discussed successful policy and program strategies, shared important research findings, and built dynamic new networks and collaborations.

The BECC Conference is convened by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE), University of California, and the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC), Stanford University.

Why attend BECC 2011?

Great Speakers and Cutting-Edge Information: The BECC 2011 program will include more than 40 plenary and topic sessions showcasing over 150 presenters selected through a competitive abstract process (see below) or invited by the organizing committee, ensuring state-of-the-art information available in no other forum. There will also be poster presentations, workshops, participant-organized sessions and our traditional fun film festival. Past attendees from many different fields have described BECC as the "most interesting conference" they have ever attended.

Great People and Networking Opportunities: BECC brings together an extraordinary, diverse group of senior-level policymakers, social scientists, program implementers, media, and energy experts to explore how the practical application of social and behavioral insights can help move America to a clean, independent and thriving energy economy. Don't miss our conference Kick-Off Program and Networking Reception on Tuesday evening. The Poster Reception and numerous participant organized sessions provide opportunities for contacts not available anywhere else.

Who Attends?

BECC 2011 will bring together a diverse group of policymakers, social scientists, program implementers, media, and energy experts to explore the practical application of social and behavioral insights to address our energy and climate challenges. We will review recent behavioral research, discuss current and emerging policy issues, share effective program/communication strategies, and encourage collaboration across government, utility, business, and research sectors. Our goal is to achieve viable solutions for meeting long-term energy and greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets by improving the design, adoption, and continued effectiveness of policies, programs, technologies, and individual/organizational actions.

Program and registration information

New Draft Agenda: To view the 2011 draft agenda.