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Behavioral Science & Policy Association’s Annual Conference

April 29, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Luskin Center Director J.R. DeShazo to speak on Choice Architectures for Making Environmental-Motivated Pricing Policies More ImpactfulOn April 29th, over 250 leading behavioral scientists, policymakers, executives and press will gather together for the BSPA Annual Conference at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC.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 policymaking, and disseminates this work to a broad audience. BSPA’s annual conference will provide an opportunity for attendees to begin a dialogue about the future of behavioral science and policy.Please note: Space at the conference will be limited. Register here.ScheduleApril 29, 2016  8:00am Coffee and Danishes8:30am Welcome and Agenda SettingHear from our co-founders and conference chair as they introduce the Behavioral Science & Policy Association’s annual conference – and how to get the most out of your experience in DC with us!Craig Fox, Sim Sitkin, & Nina Mažar8:50am Four Books, Four Insights: Authors Shaping New PerspectivesChallenge 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. Spanning the gamut of criminal justice, management, financial decision making and back again, these authors will give you a wider perspective as you aim to effectively harness behavioral science within the public and private sector domains.KeynotesAdam Benforado (Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Justice)Adam Grant (Originals, Give & Take)Jim Manzi (Uncontrolled)Dilip Soman (The Last Mile)9:30am Putting Behavioral Insights to Work: Successes in the Private SectorEngage with our behavioral science practitioner experts as they highlight ‘what works’ in the private sector – and address how to increase collaborative opportunities between industry and researchers. The panel will also address the actions that policy makers inside and outside of government can take to improve their communities and work environments through the use of behavioral insights.PanelistsKeith Chen, Uber TechnologiesSteve Wendel, MorningstarChristopher Graves, Ogilvy PRModeratorShankar Vedantam10:10am Break10:30am Policy-Focused Keynote AddressesHear from our community thought leaders as they present the behavioral science findings most relevant to private and public sector policy makers aiming to promote the application of rigorous behavioral science research to concrete policy solutions. BSPA has identified three policy areas of focus where we particularly seek to encourage an interchange between behavioral scientists and policy makers: management & labor, energy & environment and education.Eric Johnson: Financial Decision MakingAllan Lind: Justice & EthicsRoger Martin: Management & Labor11:15am Transfer to Lightning Talk Session ISpeakers will focus on the ‘latest’ behavioral research findings in each of the three policy-focused areas: management & labor, energy & environment and education. Participants can select one of three separate tracks to attend, and will come away from each talk with novel, actionable insights.11:20am Lightning Talk Session I12:00pm Luncheon1:15pm Keynote DiscussionRemarks from Dr. Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers1:45pm Policy-Focused Keynote AddressesHear from our community thought leaders as they present the behavioral science findings most relevant to private and public sector policy makers aiming to promote the application of rigorous behavioral science research to concrete policy solutions. BSPA has identified three additional policy areas of focus where we particularly seek to encourage an interchange between behavioral scientists and policy makers: health, financial decision making, and justice & ethics.Tom D’Aunno: HealthJ.R. de Shazo: Energy & EnvironmentJon Schnur: Education2:30pm Transfer to Lightning Talk Session 2Speakers will focus on the ‘latest’ behavioral research findings in each of the three policy-focused areas: health, financial decision making, and justice & ethics. Participants can select one of three separate tracks to attend, and will come away from each talk with novel, actionable insights.2:35pm Lightning Talk Session 23:20pm Break3:40pm Lessons from the Field: Successes in the Development SectorEngage with the community who use behavioral science to help address inequality and poverty on a global basis, as they highlight the successes – and failures – of behavioral interventions in the developing world. What key concepts and themes can you take-away as you think about, and implement, behavioral science in your own policy-making realm?PanelistsJulian JamisonDean KarlanFaisal NaruBetsy Levy Paluk4:20pm Putting Behavioral Insights to Work: Successes & Key Take-aways from the Public SectorEncounter practitioners and policymakers who tackle behavioral science interventions on both the federal and state levels – what are the benefits of this work, as well as the challenges? Speakers will discuss: What are some of the areas where behavioral science has the biggest opportunity to influence policy now and in the future? What new behavioral science ideas and/or tools do you think policy makers should try to learn? What could/should researchers do to have a bigger impact on public policy?PanelistsJon BaronElizabeth LinosMaya Shankar5:20pm Concluding RemarksCraig Fox and Sim Sitkin5:30pm Cocktail Reception 

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April 29, 2016
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8:00 am - 5:30 pm