BECC Conference 2020: Submit an Abstract

BECC Conference - Call for Abstracts

The submission deadline for abstracts is April 1, 2020. The BECC conference will be held on December 6-9, 2020 in Washington DC.

Mitigating climate change is more urgent than ever, and significant leaps in systems and behaviors are needed to address this critical issue. For more than a decade, the Behavior Energy and Climate Change (BECC) conference has presented behavioral research on nudging people and organizations to make these changes. Now is the time to move from nudges to leaps.

BECC invites you to present your work and learn from others about how to encourage behavior change for energy and carbon savings, how to evaluate these programs, how to understand why individuals and groups change, and how to make these transitions in fair and equitable ways. Researchers, academics, businesses, utilities, governments, and non-profits come together to learn and network in this unique conference.

We seek new, innovative research and applied for work from people and organizations working to create a sustainable future.

Abstract submission length is 300 words, not including the author’s information.

Who should submit:

If you are reading this, you should!

  • Researchers
  • Academics
  • Commercial business
  • Utilities
  • Government policy & research labs
  • For-profit & non-profit organizations
  • Sustainability organizations
  • Program design and implementers

If the goal of your work is to create efficiency using behavioral principles or research, we encourage you to submit a presentation abstract.

Topics are inclusive.

  • Equity, and Underserved, and Disadvantaged Populations
  • Social Movements and Culture Change
  • Social Sciences (Psychology, Economics, Anthropology, etc.)
  • Federal, State, and Local Government Policy
  • Transportation, Including New Mobility, EV Adoption
  • Electrification
  • Utilities
  • Renewables
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Models and Metrics
  • Food, Water, Waste
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Resilience and Adaptation
  • Residential Programs
  • Commercial and Industrial Programs
  • Sustainability Programs and Strategies
  • Program Design and Evaluation

The Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC) is the premier international conference focused on understanding human behavior and decision making and using that knowledge to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. Currently, in its 12th year, BECC is associated with a growing set of allied conferences in Europe and Asia.

The BECC Conference is convened by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE) / CITRIS and the Banatao Institute (CITRIS) at UC Berkeley, and the Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center (SEEPAC) at Stanford University.