BECC Conference

Boost your BECC experience with a pre- or post-conference workshop!

At this year’s conference, we’ve invited cutting-edge thought leaders to host your choice of pre- and post-conference workshops where you can get hands-on training, learn new skills, and share knowledge with fellow BECC attendees. These workshops are included with your full conference registration, but you must RSVP to save your spot. Seating is limited. 

Already registered for the conference? It’s easy to add a pre-conference workshop. Just click here to sign into your registration. Follow the prompts until you reach the Workshop Selection page. Select your desired workshop and complete your registration. It’s that simple!

To register for the workshops ONLY, please visit online registration and select “Workshop Only” as your Admission Item.

All pre- and post-conference workshops will take place at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento.

Sunday, November 12
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Popular Education as a Means for Energy Justice
Presented by The Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy (CEED)

Complimentary with full conference registration OR for workshop only. 

What is popular education and how can we use it to engage our communities to advance environmental justice? Join the Center for Earth, Energy, & Democracy (CEED) for a Train the Trainer session using our popular education curriculum: Justice in My Home Heating. This session will provide you with tangible, community-centered, culturally-relevant tools to engage and motivate individuals and households on the importance of practicing energy efficiency and taking advantage of energy affordability programs in their state. Participants will also access CEED’s additional educational resources for future use.

Sunday, November 12
2:00 – 5:00 PM
Under Construction: Building DOE’s Social Science Research Agenda
Presented by the U.S. Department of Energy

Complimentary with full conference registration OR workshop only.

The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is in the process of developing a social science research agenda. Please join us for an interactive workshop to help inform the direction of this work.

Transitioning America’s energy sector is critical for meeting the country’s climate and development goals. Getting there will require not just innovative technologies, but also change at the individual, group, and society levels. EERE recognizes that its three pillar areas — renewable energy technologies, buildings and industry, and sustainable transportation — encompass both technical and social domains, and that the social sciences will be an increasingly integral part of the research portfolio as society grapples with the energy transition.
EERE leadership is soliciting input on social science topics, approaches, and themes to inform its near- and medium-term research priorities. This will be an interdisciplinary, facilitated workshop with break-out groups and discussion, where participants will consider questions such as:

  • Working backward from a successful energy transition, how did we get there as a society?
  • How do we push the frontier of what we know and observe and understand about energy and society to address structural barriers to a successful clean energy transition?

Wednesday, November 15
1:00 – 5:00 PM
Power from the People: How Do We Unleash Demand Flexibility?
Presented by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Complimentary with full conference registration OR for workshop only. 

View the detailed workshop agenda

By changing the timing of energy use, buildings and vehicles can support a rapidly decarbonizing grid in important ways. Following the close of the BECC conference, join us for an afternoon workshop on unlocking this demand flexibility through behavior change. The workshop will start with thought-provoking talks from key players in the California and national landscape. We will then have short presentations and extended discussions on behavior as it relates to demand flexibility program and tariff design, as well as technology adoption and use. The workshop will close with a discussion of what a shared vision would look like in this area.