BEST Conference 2021

3rd Annual BEST Conference on Human Behaviour &
Decision Making 2021

In 2021 the BEST Centre will host the 3rd annual “BEST Conference on Human Behaviour and Decision Making” on Thursday 11th & Friday 12th February 2021 at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia.

BEST 2021 Conference Registration

Registration details will be made available shortly.

COVID-19 Information

The 2021 BEST Conference team are planning for an in-person event. Alternative arrangements are also being put in place should the event need to shift online due to a change in Queensland Health restrictions.


The Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology (BEST) is a national and international leader in applied behavioural research. The Centre draws on QUT’s expertise in Behavioural Insights, such as applied in economics and social marketing, while leveraging and amplifying QUT’s expertise in health, science, technology and creative industries. The BEST Centre brings together researchers interested in applying Behavioural Insights to address real world problems in close collaboration with government, industry and the not-for-profit sector.

The conference will bring together academic, private sector and policy researchers to share, learn and collaborate on scientific research focused on understanding human behaviour, and how that impacts decision making and thus society more broadly. The workshop welcomes researchers from all fields, but not limited to, Applied & Experimental Economics, Social Marketing, Psychology, Sociology, Social Psychology & Evolutionary Psychology, Evolutionary Biology, Education, Health, Demography, Sexuality & Gender, Political Science, Religion, Anthropology, Scientometrics, Sports research, Engineering, Mathematics, Management, Business Studies, Creative Industries, and Philosophy.

Plenary Speakers





  • Ariel Rubinstein – Professor of Economics, School of Economics at Tel Aviv University and the Department of Economics at New York University.
  • Robert C. Brooks – Professor of Evolution and Director of the Evolution & Ecology Research Centre at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
  • Andreas Ortmann – Professor of Experimental & Behavioural Economics, UNSW Business School, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

To learn more about our plenary speakers, click HERE.

For more information please contact Dr Stephen Whyte (