BECC 2017 Keynote Speaker
Naomi Oreskes

Author of “Merchants of Doubt How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming”, co-authored with Erik M. Conway that was made into a movie.
Watch trailer:


October 16 through October 18

Pre-conference Workshops – October 15

Hyatt Regency Sacramento – Sacramento, CA


Call for abstracts is open.
 (now extended to April 15)

 Submit a Presentation/Paper/Poster Abstract
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We are seeking new, innovative research and applied work from leaders in behavioral sciences on the adoption of energy efficiency in energy production and use.

The Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC) is the premier international conference focused on understanding human behavior and decision making. This knowledge can accelerate the transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future. Currently in its 11th year, BECC is associated with a growing set of allied conferences in Europe and Asia.

BECC draws a broad mix of attendees:

  • Researchers (e.g., economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, management, law, humanities, and interdisciplinary)
  • Decision makers (e.g., from federal, state, and local agencies, as well as legislators, and regulators)
  • Practitioners (e.g., utilities, consultants, manufacturers, designers, architects, entrepreneurs, marketers, and purchasers)
  • Influencers (e.g., community organizers, nonprofit leaders, media, religion, and entertainment professionals)

Behavioral research insights can help:

  • Find real energy savings that will benefit the economy, security, and the environment
  • Accelerate climate-friendly innovation via appealing, user-focused design, effective management, and fast social diffusion
  • Increase the benefits and decrease the costs of energy-oriented policies and programs
  • Improve the analytic models that guide our vision for the future