The BECC conference focused on understanding the behavior and decision making of individuals and organizations and using that knowledge to accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future.
The conference brought together people from the US and around the world to share the latest insights, research, and experiences pertaining to behavior, energy and climate change.
The 2009 Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference was the 3rd annual conference to focus on accelerating our transition to an energy-efficient and low carbon economy through an improved understanding and application of social and behavioral mechanisms of change. This year’s conference built on the overwhelming success of previous BECC Conferences in which participants discussed successful program strategies, shared innovative research findings, and built dynamic new networks and means of collaboration. This conference brought together a diverse group of energy experts, social scientists, and policymakers to discuss the social and behavioral basis for, and practical implementation of, reducing energy use through the adoption and application of more energy-efficient technologies, energy conservation activities, and lifestyle changes.
– New York Times article on the conference
– Reuters article on the conference
– Article by Energy 2.0 Community
– Conference report by attendee Philip Johnson: Day 1 – Day 2 – Day 3
– Conference report by attendee Douglas Fisher: Part 1 – Part 2
– Conference report by attendee Scot Holliday
– A review by Experientia’s Irene Cassarino on a similar conference in Europe