This year’s theme: Engaging All Voices

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for this year’s conference. The call for abstracts closed on April 19, however you are invited to register as an attendee. This year, conference participants will enjoy a 3.5 day in-person event November 13-16, plus a Virtual Opening Day on November 9 – all included with your registration. Click on Register for more information.

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Cutting emissions in half by 2030 requires all hands on deck! Over the past 16 years, the BECC community has applied behavioral research and practice to foster individual and organizational change. We are back in person for the 2022 conference, ready to discuss behavioral solutions that engage all voices and ensure equity and inclusivity.

BECC invites you to present your work and learn from others. How can we encourage behavior change that reduces energy consumption and carbon emissions? How should we evaluate behavior-change programs? Why do individuals and groups change, and how can we make these transitions in fair and equitable ways? These questions will guide our 2022 conference. BECC participants and presenters represent a variety of backgrounds and communities: research, academia, business, utilities, government, and the nonprofit sector. All come together to learn and network at this unique conference

Review: Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of experts. Authors will be notified of acceptance in early summer 2022. Priority will be given to new work with original findings and work related to the conference theme.


Who should submit:

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

Abstract Issue Areas (In Alphabetical Order)

1. Behavior-based Programs 2. Climate Change
  • Commercial and Industrial Programs
  • Residential Programs
  • Sustainability Programs and Strategies
  • Program Design
  • Evaluation
  • Resilience and Adaptation
  • Models and Metrics
3. Equity & Empowerment 4. Policy
  • Equity; Underserved and Disadvantaged Populations
  • Social Movements and Culture Change
  • Federal, State, and Local Government Policy
  • Utility Policy
5. Social Science Insights  6. Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Psychology, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology
  • Organizational and Institutional Behavior
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Circular Economy
  • Food-Water-Waste Nexus
  • Consumption-Based Inventories
  • Supply Chain Management 
7. Technology 8. Transportation
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Renewables
  • Electrification
  • New Mobility
  • EV Adoption
  • Transportation Demand Management

Registration Pricing

BECC 2022 now offers a 501(c)3 non-profit/university early bird rate! Register before July 31, 2022, to get this discount (abstract acceptances will be sent prior to this deadline)

Category Rate Registration Period
Online-Only (Virtual Attendee) $125 February 16-November 10, 2022
Early Bird $745 February 16-July 31, 2022
501(c)3 Non-Profit or University Early Bird $625 February 16-July 31, 2022
Speaker $745 February 16-November 16, 2022
Discount $845 August 1, 2022-September 30, 2022
Standard $945 October 1-November 16, 2022
One-day (in person conference only) $395 February 16-November 16, 2022
BECC Student Fellow (application required) $100 February 16-November 16, 2022
Student Rate $495 February 16-November 16, 2022

For any inquiries about your abstract(s), please contact If your inquiry is regarding a particular draft or submission, please include the abstract name in your email.