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2008 Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference

Community Event
Nov 16 2008 (All day) to Nov 19 2008 (All day)

The 2008 Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference is the second annual conference focused on understanding the nature of individual and organizational behavior and decision making and using that knowledge to accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and low carbon economy. The 2008 BECC Conference builds on the overwhelming success of the first BECC Conference in 2007, during which over 500 participants discussed successful policy and program strategies, shared important research findings, and built dynamic new networks and collaborations.

The 2008 BECC Conference will bring together a diverse group of policymakers, social scientists, program implementers, media, and energy experts to explore the practical application of social and behavioral insights to address our climate challenges. We will review recent behavioral research, discuss current and emerging policy issues, share effective program/communication strategies, and encourage collaboration across government, utility, business, and research sectors. Our goal is to achieve viable solutions for meeting long-term energy and greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets by improving the design, adoption, and continued effectiveness of policies, programs, technologies, and individual/organizational actions.

The 2008 BECC Conference is convened by the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE), University of California Office of the President; the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency (PIEE), Stanford University; and the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Who should attend the 2008 BECC Conference?

The 2008 BECC Conference would be of interest to:

  • Policy makers from federal, state, and local governments, regulatory agencies, and legislatures
  • Researchers from universities/organizations (anthropology, psychology, sociology, policy, economics, energy)
  • Program implementers from utilities, agencies, and community organizations
  • Influencers from media, communications, business, and nonprofit groups
  • International and other participants involved/interested in behavior, energy and climate change

Key Conference Themes

Applying behavioral insights to achieve viable climate solutions by:

  • Accelerating technology options – design, commercialization, adoption, and appropriate use
  • Making policies and programs more effective and economical
  • Producing climate-positive decisions and actions by individuals and organizations
  • Improve the assumptions and analytic models on which policies and programs are based

Registration Rates

Full Fee $550
Student Rate $395