2024 BSPA Online Conference
MAY 2-3, 2024

The Behavioral Science & Policy Association (BSPA) will hold its annual conference virtually on May 2 & 3, 2024. More than 500 leading behavioral scientists, policy makers, executives, and members of the media will join our speakers Sendhil Mullainathan, Jennifer Pahlka, Wendy De La Rosa, David Yeager, Keith Chen, Tatiana Homonoff, Elke Weber, Adam Waytz, Jeannie Annan, Jean Twenge, Sander van der Linden, Simon Johnson, Nicholas Chesterley, Irene González, Ravi Gurumurthy, Lindsay Moore, Piyush Tantia, Ruth Schmidt, Laura Smart, Beth Blauer and many more to gather for the 2024 BSPA Online Conference.

The BSPA team is thrilled to announce that Professor Anuj Shah (Chicago Booth) will be leading our efforts as the Conference Chair and Co-chairs Michael Hallsworth (BIT) and Carolina Toth (BIT), for our 10th annual conference.


Register by 11:59pm on Friday, March 1st to receive $25 off your registration.
Enter code: BSPA2024EARLYBIRD for the early bird discount.


For research that advances the rigorous application and development of behavioral/social science to policy and practice in public, private and non-profit sectors. Its goal is to encourage work that has potential to improve the quality of life of individuals and/or organizations. We will consider all research published, in journals or as books, in the years 2021-2024. The date must be the in-print date rather than the online date. Submit nominations to:

The submission deadline is EOD March 31, 2024.
Winners will be announced at BSPA’s Online Conference, May 2-3, 2024

Spotlight Workshops

Our Spotlight workshops bring policymakers, practitioners and scientists together to brainstorm various research ‘best-practices’ and topic areas in a local setting. Topics such as energy, pre-K education, health and financial decision making can drive the agenda; alternatively, these working groups can coalesce around local government priorities in order to facilitate actionable insights being put into practice on a state or municipal level.

Does your research institution have a pressing research priority that would welcome a behavioral science lens? We can help! BSPA convenes ‘spotlight’ sessions where we help support your agenda while providing a vehicle for publication.
Whether in the public sector or a government division, we welcome the opportunity to partner. Let us know what spotlights you are interested in pursuing and together we can help support your agenda
From the private sector and interested in co-hosting a spotlight workshop with us? Get in touch! We’re always interested in a fresh perspective on issues that you care about, as you seek to develop a behavioral science capability in your organization
Want to set a research agenda for behavioral science? Send us ideas for partnership to [email protected]!
Have an idea for a spotlight proposal? Download our RFP to find out more about our work in this space!
Upcoming spotlights include ‘Safe Driving’ with the University of Kansas, and Health Equity with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Have a research interest in either of these topics? Let us know so that we can be sure to include you in the invitation and call for papers

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There is a growing movement among public and private sector leaders to help bridge the divide between behavioral research and policy. We are a key part of this movement — as an information hub and as a community builder, fostering collaboration and connecting those applying behavioral science to specific problems for the greater good. We need you to join us in making this effort have a lasting impact.

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