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MAY 2 & 3

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Join leading behavioral scientists, executives, policymakers and journalists at our annual Conference to explore the latest insights from applied behavioral sciences research for addressing social challenges...

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Speakers
Agenda

Agenda

MAY 2 & 3

With the common goal of exploring ways to collaborate to serve the public interest, our speakers will discuss how behavioral insights can enhance private and public-sector practice, helping bridge the divide between behavioral scientists and practitioners.

AGENDA 

Talk Formats

Authors Shaping New Perspectives
Challenge your assumptions on how the behavioral sciences can be applied across multiple contexts as you hear from pre-eminent researchers and experts discussing their original publications. 

Keynotes
Interact with our community thought leaders as they present the behavioral science findings most relevant to private and public sector practitioners aiming to promote the application of rigorous behavioral science research to societal issues.

Lightning Talks
How is behavioral science being implemented in practice? Engage with academics and behavioral science practitioners as they highlight cutting edge behavioral science insights. 

Panel Discussions
Join us as we explore a 'hot button' topic and convene a cross disciplinary, engrossing panel  including speakers from leading behavioral policy organizations, universities, think tanks and nonprofits.

Industry Awards
Join us as we announce the 2024 winners of the Behavioral Policy Publication Award and the New Investigator Award to those whose work has advanced the rigorous application and development of behavioral/social science to policy and practice in public, private and nonprofit sectors. 

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# OF SESSIONS OVER 2 DAYS
SPEAKERS
PARTICIPANTS*
Based on 2021 numbers

The Speakers

FEATURED EXPERTS

2024 bspa conference chair

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Anuj Shah

 

Associate Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business

2024 bspa conference co-chairs

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Michael Hallsworth

Managing Director, Americas, Behavioral Insights Team

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Carolina Toth

Director of US Programs, Behavioral Insights Team

keynote - fireside chat

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Jennifer Pahlka

Author, Recoding America


Senior Fellow, Niskanen Center and Federation of American Scientists

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Wendy De La Rosa

Moderator

 

Assistant Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

panel discussion: policy making

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Irene González

 

Director of Data and Behavioral Science at Ceibal

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Nicholas Chesterley

Senior Director, Financial Sector Policy Branch, Department of Finance Canada

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Laura Smart

Interim Director of Behavioural Science, Competition and Markets Authority, Behavioural Hub

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Beth Blauer

Moderator

Associate Vice Provost, Public Sector Innovation, Johns Hopkins University

book panel

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Jean Twenge

“Generations”

 

Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University

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Sander van der Linden

“Foolproof”

 

Professor of Social Psychology in Society, University of Cambridge

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Simon Johnson

“Power and Progress”

 

Professor, Global Economics and Management, MIT

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Moderator

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panel discussion: behavioral  science & design

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Lindsay Moore

 

Customer Experience Strategist
US Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration 

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Piyush Tantia

 

Chief Innovation Officer, ideas42

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Ruth Schmidt

 

Associate Professor, Institute of Design (ID) at Illinois Tech

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Ravi Gurumurthy

Moderator

 

CEO, Nesta

keynote -  algorithms: the next frontier for choice architecture

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Sendhil Mullainathan

 

Roman Family University Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago

topic focused panels - most relevant current findings

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Tatiana Homonoff

Poverty & Financial Wellbeing

 

Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy at New York University

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Jeannie Annan

Global Health

 

International Rescue Committee’s Chief Research and Innovation Officer

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Elke Weber

Environment & Sustainability

 

Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and
Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University

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David Yeager

Education

 

Associate Professor, Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

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Adam Waytz

Organizations & Management

 

Morris and Alice Kaplan Chair in Ethics and Decision Management at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

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Keith Chen

Ethics & Justice

 

Professor of Behavioral Economics at the UCLA Anderson School of Management

bspa team 

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Craig Fox

 

Harold Williams Professor of Management, Area Chair, Behavioral Decision Making, Professor of Psychology and Medicine, UCLA

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Kaye de Kruif

 

Senior Program Director and Managing Editor, Behavioral Science & Policy Association

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Kate Wessels

 

Executive Director, Behavioral Science & Policy Association

Sim Sitkin

Michael W. Krzyzewski University Professor, Professor of Management and Public Policy, Director, Behavioral Science & Policy Center, Duke University

...and many more lightning round speakers - see Agenda for details

"I found the BSPA conference incredibly useful for connecting academic researchers with practitioners. Presenting at the conference led to a meeting with a financial industry professional, which has turned into one of my most fruitful collaborations. I believe that both of us view the venue and the format as instrumental in facilitating this important relationship."                                                 

                                                                      - Dr. Alex Imas

                                                              Carnegie Mellon University

Who are we?

Behavioral Science in Policy & Application is a global community of leading scholars, practitioners and policymakers promoting the thoughtful application of behavioral science to policy and practice.


We facilitate unconventional behavioral solutions that address society’s most pressing challenges.

The research is powerful
From enhancing retirement saving, to promoting energy 
conservation, to reducing opioid prescription by doctors, behavioral science insights have generated proven results.

 

We focus on impact
BSPA is a leading organization dedicated to bridging the gap between behavioral research and practical application. We provide intellectual triage across healthcare, financial decision making, energy & environment, justice, education and labor domains, through events, publications and advisory services.

 

We deliver curated thought leadership
BSPA is at the center of a network of applied behavioral science organizations promoting the application of social science to public and private sector issues. Our advisory board members are giants in the field and include: Paul Brest, David Brooks, John Seely Brown, Adam Grant, Daniel Kahneman, Denise Rousseau, Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler.

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