Submit an Abstract–2014
(Deadline Extended To April 20)
Abstract Submission Site
Why Submit and Abstract and Attend BECC?
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 Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC), Stanford University.
Entering into its eighth year – BECC is the premier event focused on understanding individual and organizational behavior and decision-making related to energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and sustainability. BECC 2014 will build on the overwhelming success of previous BECC conferences, at which over 700 participants discussed innovative policy and program strategies, shared important research findings, and engaged in building dynamic new networks and collaborations. BECC’s goal is to encourage research, policy and programs that promote low-carbon behavior. BECC 2014 is convened by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC), Stanford University, and the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE), University of California.
Abstracts should be 500 words or less. We offer several format options to highlight work that has been done or is ongoing, such as 15-minute full presentations, 8-minute “lightning” presentation sessions, and a popular poster reception. Our goal is to spread the best ideas and approaches in behavior and climate issues to a diverse and engaged audience.
Opportunity for Paper Publication
We will again offer full paper sessions. Behavior is gaining recognition as a research area. We continue to seek to channel awareness and recognition for academic and professional research. Submissions of papers can be made to the open access resource eScholarship.
See the “Submitting a 2014 Abstract” tab above for more details.
BECC 2014│December 7 – 10
Opening Reception – Sunday, December 7
Pre-Conference Workshops – Sunday, December 7 (watch for more information)
Grand Hyatt – Washington, DC
1000 H Street N.W.
$189 per night (includes free in-room wifi)
Reserve your room!
$555 – Baby Bird (through June 30)
$585 – Early Bird (July 1 – August 30)
$645 – Regular Rate (September 1 – November 15)
$695 – Late Rate (after November 15)
$475 – Student Rate
$100 – Student Rate with Approved Scholarship
2013 QUICK LINKS
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Synced 2013 Audio/PowerPoint Videos Available
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Who You Can Meet!
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. The organizers value abstracts from all relevant disciplines concerned with human behavior, society, and culture, especially work from applied anthropology, social psychology, behavioral economics, organizational behavior, political science, communications, and the cognitive sciences.
What is our Goal
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.
Ultimately, we seek to answer this question: How can we most effectively encourage low-carbon behavior?
The organizers plan the agenda to cover diverse perspectives/research areas (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.