Events program

BWA runs a large program of events throughout the year. This includes an annual Research Forum (typically held in the fourth quarter), a Visiting Academics program and bi-monthly Change Room events, consisting of a series of short, sharp public presentations combining research and entertainment (see below). We’re also planning a major change event for 2018. If you would like to receive invites, sign up to the Broadcast below.

Change Room 3 – Assumptions

Making assumptions can get us into a whole lot of trouble. At this event, to be held on 23 Feb 2017, our hosts will take you through the dangers of making up your mind before knowing all the facts. The format is fun, the content informative.

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The Change Room, where Research meets Entertainment

Coming in 2017 – an extension of our highly successful series of live events combining research and entertainment. Sign up to our Broadcast to receive invites on the series, where we’ll share tips, tricks and quirky truths from the world of behavioural science.

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BehaviourWorks past events

Missed one of our events? Catch up on the speaker presentations and material below:

The Change Room – Biases

Join us for the second in a series of change events brought to you by BehaviourWorks Australia (BWA), as we share insights and anecdotes on how and why we do the things we do.

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The Change Room – Mistaeks

Join us for the first in a series of change events brought to you by BehaviourWorks Australia (BWA), as we share insights and anecdotes on how and why we do the things we do.

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Changing the World with Behavioural Science

Hear leading behavior science expert Josh Wright present his keynote speech from the BehaviourWorks Australia 2016 Research Forum. Josh presented ‘Changing the World with Behavioural Science’ at the Telstra Conference Centre on Wednesday 23rd March.

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Lessons from the Field

Completed – 18 March 2016, Melbourne Convention Centre – Video and slides will be available 5th April.

Do you want to deepen your knowledge of behaviour change research and application? Hosted by leading researchers in the field, this one day event focused on lessons learnt from the practical application of behaviour change research and interventions.

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Does your implementation fit your theory of change?

Sept 2014 – BehaviourWorks visiting expert program

Watch Steve Montague, Fellow of the Canadian Evaluation Society and Adjunct Professor at Carleton University in Ottawa Canada, as he explains to our audience why certain implementation approaches and designs consistently fail.

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When and why incentives (don’t) work to influence behaviour

18 Sept 2013 – BehaviourWorks visiting expert program

University of California’s Professor Uri Gneezy, a world leading researcher on incentives, summarises some key lessons for a BehaviourWorks audience of researchers and practitioners on when extrinsic incentives are likely to change behaviour.

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Why interventions fail? The reasoned action approach to changing human behaviour

April 2013 – BehaviourWorks visiting expert program

Professor Icek Ajzen from the University of Massachusetts and author of the theory of planned behaviour, one of the world’s leading models of human behaviour, visited Australia as a guest of BehaviourWorks. View his presentation and slides to discover why educational programs and persuasion campaigns often fail to influence behaviour.

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Which behaviour change approach should I choose?

November 2012 – BehaviourWorks visiting expert program

Professor of Health Psychology Susan Michie, from University College London, UK, shares her innovative approach to developing behaviour change interventions with a BehaviourChange audience of practitioners and researchers.

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If you don’t understand habits, how can you hope to change them?

24 July 2012

A world leading expert on habits, Professor Bas Verplanken from the University of Bath treats our audience to a masterclass on the importance of understanding habits when developing interventions to influence behavior, and offers guidance on timing interventions at key “moments of change” when habits are particularly vulnerable.

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When one pro-environmental behaviour leads to another … or not?

23 April 2012

Leading expert on spillover strategies Professor John Thøgersen from Denmark’s Aarhus University, offers a number of tips to optimise the chances of achieving positive spillover effects in behaviour change programs.

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