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BECC 2021 Virtual Individual Submission

Welcome to the Virtual Conference Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Abstract Submission Portal
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Deadline: April 1, 2021

Theme: Reimagining the Future

This site is for individual virtual presentations (maximum 10 minutes) and virtual posters only (examples of virtual posters can be found here; posters are available on-demand but we will also include virtual poster sessions during the conference). If you have a proposal for a curated session (three speakers plus a moderator; usually in a panel discussion format), please go to Panels.

In this time of uncertainty, global threats, and transition, humanity has a singular opportunity to reimagine our collective future. For the past 15 years, the BECC community has presented behavioral research and practice to foster individual and organizational change. At this year’s virtual conference, we want to showcase your ideas for reimagining and realizing an equitable, low carbon future.

BECC invites you to present your work and learn from others about how to encourage behavior change that reduces energy consumption and carbon emissions, evaluate behavior-change programs, understand why individuals and groups change, and make transitions in fair and equitable ways. 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.

Our theme for 2021 is Reimagining the Future. We seek new, innovative research and applied work on this theme and any of our seven major topic areas. As in the past, we always look for work from people and organizations working to create a sustainable future.

Abstract submission length is 300 words, not including the author's information.

Topic Areas Include (but are not limited to):

Social Science Insights         
  • Psychology, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology
  • Organizational and Institutional Behavior
  • Marketing and Communications

Behavior-Based Programs
  • Commercial and Industrial Programs
  • Residential Programs
  • Sustainability Programs and Strategies
  • Program Design
  • Evaluation

  • Technology and Innovation
  • Renewables
  • Electrification

Climate Change
  • Resilience and Adaptation
  • Models and Metrics

  • Federal, State, and Local Government Policy
  • Utility policy

Sectoral Approaches
  • Transportation, including New Mobility, EV adoption...
  • Food, Water, Waste

Equity & Empowerment
  • Equity, Underserved, and Disadvantaged Populations
  • Social Movements and Culture Change

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4. What type of organization do you represent?  Select best fit. *This question is required.
5. We seek to provide new work with a particular emphasis on scale-up efforts and results which lead to leaps forward. To ensure that the work is new to our BECC audience, please let us know if the work will be presented before BECC 2021, including where and when. *This question is required.
6. Co-authors.  You can list up to two.  More authors can be added later.
7. BECC 2021 is planned to be a virtual conference taking place on November 8-10, 2021. However, if safe, we may also include a small in-person component in Sacramento, CA.

If an in-person presentation were possible (speakers and posters), would you prefer to present in person?