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Call For Presenters: 2020 BSPA Conference

  • 1.  Call For Presenters: 2020 BSPA Conference

    Posted 03-02-2020 12:12

    Call for Presenters

    Behavioral Science & Policy Association

    Annual Conference 2020

    The Behavioral Science & Policy Association (BSPA) will hold its annual conference on May 29, 2020 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. Leading behavioral scientists, policy makers, executives, and members of the media will be on hand at the conference. The conference agenda also includes sessions for networking and an opportunity to help shape the BSPA agenda.

    In addition to these events, BSPA is seeking proposals for short presentations highlighting issues relating to six key areas in which behavioral scientists could have significant influence on policy. Each area will be introduced by an invited keynote speaker, followed by a handful of compelling 8-minute presentations.

    Policy Area

    • Education & Culture
    • Energy & Environment
    • Financial Decision Making
    • Health
    • Justice & Ethics
    • Management & Labor

    The short presentation session is designed to inform and influence academics, policy makers, and managers. These talks are intended to capture the interest of the audience, convey key information, and allow for several presenters to share their ideas in a brief period of time. Presenters may use slides, but are not required to do so.

    Presentations may demonstrate recent key research findings (potentially from multiple papers) with meaningful implications for policy and practice and need not present new work in progress. These presentations should not be highly technical. Rather, presenters should craft presentations in the style of TED talks. An 8-minute time limit will be strictly enforced to allow for each presenter to address the audience,

    Submissions must include:

    • Presenter's name, affiliation, title, and contact information
    • Presentation title (100 characters or less)
    • A 400-word abstract summarizing the planned talk
    • MLA-style reference(s) to published work that will be described
    • Relevant policy area (e.g., Health, Justice & Ethics, etc.)

    Submission Deadline: March 23, 2020

    Upload Submissions Here:  https://behavioralpolicy.org/call-for-presenters/

    About BSPA

    The Behavioral Science & Policy Association (BSPA) is a non-profit membership organization that promotes the application of rigorous behavioral science research to public and private sector policy making, and disseminates this work to a broad audience. BSPA unites a community of leading scholars in various behavioral science and policy disciplines, and facilitates interactions among leading behavioral scientists, policy analysts, and leaders from public, non-profit, and private policy sectors.

    Our goal is to encourage and disseminate innovative policy solutions that serve the public interest and are derived from the study of individual, group, and organizational behavior. The BSPA board consists of experts in a variety of academic and policy disciplines, including leading policy experts, top researchers, and premier journalists. Our partner organizations include the Brookings Institution, Duke University, and UCLA. We have received generous support from a number of organizations, including the Alfred P. Sloan, MacArthur, and William and Flora Hewlett foundations. Our journal, Behavioral Science & Policy (BSP), is published in collaboration with Brookings Institution Press.

    Please note: Space at the conference will be limited. Priority will be given to presenters, BSPA Board Members, and BSPA members.

    Conference Organizers: David Yokum (Brown University), Craig Fox (UCLA), and Sim Sitkin (Duke University)



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    Sim Sitkin
    Professor
    Duke University
    Durham NC
    (919)660-7946
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