BECC is the premier event focused on understanding individual and organizational behavior and decision-making related to energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and sustainability. BECC will build on the overwhelming success of previous BECC conferences, at which approximately 700 participants discussed innovative policy and program strategies, shared important research findings, and engaged in building dynamic new networks and collaborations.
The BECC Conference is convened by the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI), University of California, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC), Stanford University, and American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
Why attend BECC?
Every year we assemble great speakers and provide cutting-edge information: The BECC program will include more than 40 plenary and topic sessions showcasing over 150 presenters selected through a competitive abstract process or invited by the organizing committee, ensuring state-of-the-art information available in no other forum. There will also be poster presentations, workshops, and our traditional fun film festival. Past attendees from many different fields have described BECC as the “most interesting and thought-provoking conference” they have ever attended.
BECC brings together a range of academics, practitioners, and policymakers from a variety of fields engaged in energy and climate efforts in order to provide the latest and most relevant behavioral research, best practices, and methodologies. We value abstracts from any relevant discipline concerned with human behavior, society, and culture; particularly work from social and behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, applied anthropology, organizational behavior, political science, communications, and the cognitive sciences. If you work in this area, or are considering research in this area this is a must-attend event.
The conference size is limited to 700 participants and regularly sells out!
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. We believe that the United States can harness the full potential of energy efficiency to achieve greater economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection for all its people.
George Marshall is an internationally known British environmentalist, writer, researcher, and specialist in climate change communications. He is the author of Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change, a critically acclaimed exploration of the underlying social and psychological obstacles to accepting climate change, and Carbon Detox, a guide to pro-environmental behaviors. His organization, the Climate Outreach and Information Network, based in Oxford, specializes in increasing public engagement, bridging divides, and reaching new audiences.