BECC 2011   |   November 30 - December 2, 2011   |   Washington, DC

About BECC

The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference is the fifth 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. It will build on the overwhelming success of previous BECC conferences, at which more than 650 participants discussed successful policy and program strategies, shared important research findings, and built dynamic new networks and collaborations.

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

Conference Program (with downloadable presentations)

Downloadable 2011 BECC Conference Program (PDF)

Select a Session Below:

Tuesday, November 29, Kick-Off & Networking Event
Wednesday Morning, November 30, Opening Plenary and Concurrent Sessions 1
Wednesday Afternoon, November 30, Concurrent Sessions 2 (1:45-3:15)
Wednesday Afternoon, November 30, Concurrent Sessions 3 (3:45-8:00)
Thursday Morning, December 1, Plenary & Concurrent Sessions 4
Thursday Afternoon, December 1, Concurrent Sessions 5 (1:45-3:15)
Thursday Afternoon, December 1, Concurrent Sessions 6 (3:45-7:00)
Friday Morning, December 2, Concurrent Sessions 7 & Closing Plenary
Friday Afternoon, December 2, Post Conference Event
Poster Presentations Wednesday, November 30
Poster Presentations Thursday, December 1

11 – 6 PM

PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP – Fostering Sustainable Behavior
Presented by Doug McKenzie-Mohr, Founder of Community Based Social Marketing

4:00-9:00 PM Conference Registration & Speaker Check-in



Moderators: Sharyn Barata, Itron & Matthew Willcox, Draftfcb

"Games for the Win" - Participate in a total-immersion learning event to experience and understand the keys to gamification and the radical effects that game structures can have on human behavior as it applies to the BECC field.

This event promises fun, insight and connections to jumpstart this year's conference. Kathy Kuntz of Cool Choices Network will wrap up our "Game Change" session with takeaway lessons and applications.

BECC 2011 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Southern California Edison logo

Gold Sponsors
PGE logo San Diego Gas and Electric and Southern California Gas Company logos

Silver Sponsors
Ecova logo National Grid logo EPA logo
NYSERDA logo DOE logo Overbrook Foundation logo
Building America/Oak Ridge National Lab logo
Sponsorship Statement

EPRI Logo Navigant Consulting Logo Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance OPower Logo Sacramento Municipal Utility District Resource Solutions Group
Efficiency 2.0 Logo i4Energy Logo Opinion Dynamics

BPA logo Conservation Services Group Logo Energy Trust of Oregon ICF International Logo Institute for Electric Efficiency
Johnson Controls Research Into Action Vermont Energy Investment Corp Mitsubishi Logo Itron Logo

BECC 2011 Conference Leadership


Jennifer Amann, ACEEE
Carl Blumstein, CIEE, University of California
Jim Sweeney, PEEC, Stanford University

Organizing Committee

Program Manager: Christopher M. Jones, University of California, Berkeley
Asst. Program Manager: Mia Yamauchi, University of California, Berkeley

Sharyn Barata, Itron
Sam Borgeson, University of California, Berkeley
Kevin Cooney, Navigant Consulting
Lori Diggins, LDC Consulting
Anne Dougherty, Opinion Dynamics
Cathy Dubois, Kent State University
Joe Kantenbacher, University of California, Berkeley
Kathy Kuntz, CoolChoices Network
Loren Lutzenhiser, Portland State University
Annika Todd, Stanford University
Michael Vandenbergh, Vanderbilt University
Maria Vargas, US EPA

Conference Managers

Cara Lee Mahany Braithwait, Christensen Associates