Behavioural Exchange 2014

Behavioural Exchange 2014 is the world’s first global behavioural insights conference, bringing expert academics and practitioners from around the world to Sydney.

On 2 and 3 June 2014, 300 delegates from around the world will gather in Sydney to discuss behavioural innovations shaping the policy landscape. Behavioural Exchange 2014 will give participants access to the best and brightest from the academic, public, and private sectors in the field of behavioural insights.

The conference provides a platform to hear international thought leaders such as:

  • Professor Richard Thaler (University of Chicago) and Professor Cass Sunstein (Harvard University), co-author of Nudge, joining by video
  • Professor Max H. Bazerman, Professor David Laibson, and Professor Michael Norton, Harvard University’s Behavioural Insights Group
  • Dr David Halpern, Head of the United Kingdom’s Behavioural Insights Team
  • Dr Maya Shankar, Advisor from the White House Social & Behavioural Science Team
  • Dr Thia Jang Ping, Director, Singapore Ministry of Finance
  • Mr Donald Low, Associate Dean and Senior Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy 
  • And more to be announced, including senior representatives from the public sector, private sector, and academia in Australia. 

Behavioural Exchange 2014 will showcase practical examples of cutting-edge research, policies, and programs that are successfully applying behavioural insights around the world.

It will also enable dialogue between policy makers, government advisers, practitioners, academics, and private sector professionals to discuss common challenges and opportunities using behavioural interventions.

It will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in the heart of Sydney on the edge of the stunning harbour.

For those attending both days, there will be further networking opportunities at a drinks reception on the evening of 2 June at Luna Park, which has breathtaking views of the Sydney Opera House — particularly as this event will coincide with the Sydney’s Vivid Festival. 

For more information about the program, including confirmed speakers and biographies, view the conference program.

Behavioural Exchange 2014 is being hosted by the NSW Government, the United States Studies Centre, and Harvard University’s Behavioural Insights Group.