BECC 2021

BECC 2021 provided great conversations and shared learning. The BECC virtual library will remain available to you as you continue the vital work toward collective, systemic solutions to climate change. We are so grateful to our sponsors, presenters, and speakers who participated and led the way. Our hope is that the conversations and ideas that sparked here will continue in the weeks and months to come. Thanks for joining us virtually this year and mark your calendars for November 14–16, 2022! We look forward to being in person for BECC 2022 in Washington, DC! About BECC: The Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference is the premier conference focused on understanding human behavior and decision-making and applying that knowledge to accelerate our transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future.

Thought leaders from around the world

Thought leaders from around the world

Each year, BECC brings sought-after speakers to engage participants on diverse topics of interest and 2021 will be no different. We hope that you have your calendars marked, because we’re so honored to have Michael Pollan as our Keynote Speaker in 2021! We’re starting the conference off right with an opening keynote, titled “Reimagining the Future of Food,” featuring an interview of writer, teacher and activist, Michael Pollan by one of America’s most honored and experienced environmental journalists and the founding director of the new Initiative on Communication and Sustainability at Columbia University's Earth Institute, Andrew Revkin. Michael Pollan will discuss the connections between food systems, behavior and climate change.

Over 150 speakers and 30 sessions

Over 150 speakers and 30 sessions

BECC features plenary sessions, lighting presentations, and virtual poster sessions covering over 18 topical areas requested by past BECC attendees. Our speakers are selected by a panel of expert reviewers. New research is emphasized. For five hours a day, over three days, you can click and choose your sessions. Not what you want? Jump to another session. Miss a session? Watch it "on-demand" on your schedule.

All work and no play? Not at BECC

All work and no play? Not at BECC

We challenged our talented, creative, and popular social committee to make sure that attendees connect and engage with thought leaders, sustainability advocates, funders, program developers, technical experts, policymakers, and an ever-growing BECC family while having fun. Join us!

Virtual BECC 2021: November 8-10, 2021


BECC is excited to unveil our full agenda for the 2021 Virtual Annual Conference, November 8-10!

Although we cannot be together in-person, that’s not stopping BECC from bringing you another extraordinary online conference experience that will both inform and connect our community, packed full of:

  • Engaging live panels
  • Breakout sessions
  • One-on-one interviews with experts
  • A virtual poster session 
  • Interactive tracks
  • And of course — learning, networking, and time together!

Student Fellowship deadline: October 15

Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference
November 8-10, 2021
Held Virtually

BECC’s Mission

Since 2007, the Behavior Energy and Climate Change conference brings together social scientists, practitioners, utilities, academics, governments, businesses, and non-profits to share and disseminate best practices and research to encourage behavior change for energy and carbon reduction. Come present your work and learn from others about innovative methods, practices and technologies, how to evaluate these programs, understand why individuals and groups change, and make these transitions in fair and equitable ways.


Author, Journalist, and Professor, Michael Pollan, joins us on the Virtual Stage at BECC 2021 as our Keynote Speaker!