The 2013 Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference

The 2013 Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference

Hyatt Regency Hotel
Sacramento, CA
November 18, 2013 to November 20, 2013

The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference 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 2013 built on the overwhelming success of previous BECC conferences, at which 700 participants discussed innovative policy and program strategies, shared important research findings, and engaged in building dynamic new networks and collaborations.

The BECC Conference was convened by the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC), Stanford University, and American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE),  the University of California.

BECC 2013

Great Speakers. The BECC 2013 program included 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 brought together in a unique forum. There was also poster presentations, workshops, participant-organized sessions, “tweet-ups” and our traditional fun film festival. Past attendees from many different fields described BECC as the "most interesting conference" they have ever attended.

Extraordinary People. BECC brought together a diverse group of senior-level policymakers, social and natural scientists, program implementers, media, and energy experts to explore how the practical application of social and behavioral insights can help move America to a clean, independent and thriving energy economy. There was a conference Kick-Off Program and Networking Reception on Sunday evening, November the 17th. A poster reception and numerous participant-organized sessions provided even more opportunities to make meaningful connections across a variety of fields and disciplines.

Cutting-Edge Ideas and Information. Attendees heard the latest behavioral research, discuss emerging policy issues, share effective program/communication strategies, and engage in collaboration-building across all sectors of endeavor, public and private. Our goal was 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.

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