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26 May 2015Shabnam Gill & Shirley Dang


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International Behavioural Insights Conference 2015

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In 2014, the first Behavioural Exchange conference (BX2014) was held in Sydney. This year, the baton has been passed to the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) who will be hosting BX2015 in London on the 2nd and 3rd September.

“Though it is a long way, we'd be delighted if our friends and colleagues from New South Wales could join us at BX2015 in London for what promises to be the biggest gathering of behavioural insights academics and practitioners of the year.

You can find out more about the program and buy tickets here:

We've assembled a truly stellar list of speakers. Here are some of them:

  • Daniel Kahneman, the Nobel laureate and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, who'll be joining us either in person or by live video link
  • Richard Thaler, the co-author of Nudge, President of the American Economic Association, and long term academic advisor to the Behavioural Insights Team;
  • Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology and one of the world's foremost writers on language, mind and human nature
  • Robert Cialdini, Regents' Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University and author of Influence: the Psychology of Persuasion;
  • Rachel Glennerster, Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT
  • Iris Bohnet, Co-Director of the Harvard Behavioral Insights Group, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Director of its Women and Public Policy Program
    • David Halpern, Chief Executive of the Behavioural Insights Team and author of the Hidden Wealth of Nations
    • Francesca Gino, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.

The main focus of BX2015 will be on learning from practitioners from around the world. So alongside these speakers, parallel sessions will focus on how behavioural insights can support specific areas of policy. We are hoping to include as many examples from the work of the New South Wales Behavioural Insights Unit as possible in these more interactive sessions, which will focus on the following areas: health, climate change, financial services, labour market, crime and security, education, international development, organisational behaviour, and human kindness.