BEST Conference 2023

5th Annual BEST Conference on Human Behaviour &
Decision Making 2023

In 2023, the BEST Centre will host the 5th annual “BEST Conference on Human Behaviour and Decision Making” on Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd February at the Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane Australia.

2023 Event Sponsors:

BEST would like to acknowledge and thank the support we’ve received from Decision Design and Accenture Australia to run this event.


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 applied 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 Conference welcomes researchers from all fields, including 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, Engineering, Mathematics, Management, Business Studies, Creative Industries, and Philosophy.


BEST are now accepting abstract submissions for the 2023 conference. The following fields are required to be completed in order to submit an abstract:

  1. E-mail address and phone number
  2. First name and surname
  3. Sex
  4. Affiliation (i.e. University, Centre or Organisation you are from)
  5. Nature of your position (i.e. Academic, Industry, Policy, student etc.)
  6. Title of conference submission
  7. Conference submission/abstract (approx. 200 words – references not necessary)
  8. Author list
  9. Dietary requirements

Conference submissions/abstracts can simply be cut & paste into the form and submissions over the 200 word limit will still be accepted. Students who wish to submit abstracts will also need to indicate whether their research was conducted as part of their Honours, Masters or PhD study.

For more information about submitting an abstract or to ask any questions, please e-mail BEST (




Abstract submissions will close on December 10th, 2022, so if you’d like your abstract to be considered for presentation, please submit ASAP!


To have your abstract accepted for presentation at the BEST Conference 2023, you’ll also need to register attendance. The registration portal is not yet live, however you can find more information about the attendance prices below:

  • General Attendance (online and zoom): $195
  • Student Attendance: $99
  • International Zoom Attendance (International attendees ONLY): $99



Confirmed Plenaries









To learn more about our plenary speakers, click HERE.

If you’d like to discuss being part of BEST 2023, please contact Dr Stephen Whyte

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