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Call for Abstracts: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15, 2017
Panels are designed to encourage robust conversation and/or debate about a topic, e.g., the pros and cons of labeling all appliances with ENERGY STAR® logos.
We are asking leaders in behavioral sciences to present new, innovative research and applied work in energy efficiency.
What is a panel? A panel usually has three speakers and a moderator. The speakers are seated in a semicircle with small tables for water and notes. Each speaker gives an opening statement for about 5—7 minutes. The moderator then poses questions and engages the three speakers in conversation. The moderator also keeps time and ensures that no one speaker dominates the session.


We invite abstracts (400—500 words) describing the ideas the panelists plan to present during the discussion. Each panelist should provide a short description (100 words) of their perspective on the issue. Panelists may write papers if they wish, but it is not required. Abstracts submitted as parts of panels will also be considered independently if the complete panels are not accepted.

Special areas of interest in 2017 are:

  • Decision-making and behavioral economics
  • Jobs
  • Transportation
  • Communications, applied or strategic
  • Design: federal, state, and local policy
  • Design: architecture, products, urban, rural, and commercial/industrial

What you will need to select on the submission form:

1. Choose an area of research

    • Economics
    • Behavioral science and policy
    • Organizations and management
    • Program design and implementation
    • Market transformation
    • Social norms and culture change
    • Evaluation
    • Technology and innovation
    • Government policy and planning
    • Models, metrics, decision analysis, and other analytics
    • Marketing and communication

2. Choose a sector

    • Utility programs
    • Commercial buildings
    • Residential buildings
    • Manufacturing
    • Community transportation
    • Food production and disposal
    • Fresh and waste water
    • Information and communications technology (ICT)
    • Other (describe)

Are you submitting an abstract for a formal presentation or poster?  Please visit: Presentation/Paper/Poster

* 1. I have all my panelists' information ready and I have 100-word abstracts from each of them. (You may submit an idea for a panelist's perspective without having a speaker confirmed. Just state that clearly for our reviewers.)