BEST Conference 2020

2020 BEST Conference on Human Behaviour & Decision Making


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.

In 2020 the BEST Centre will host the 2nd annual “BEST Conference on Human Behaviour and Decision Making” on Thursday 13th & Friday 14th February 2020 at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia.

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. View the invited plenary speakers here.

The BEST Centre is also offering several research student bursaries’ for Masters and PhD students to cover costs of accommodation to attend the conference and present.


BEST Conference Registration

Registrations will open in late November 2019. While there is no registration fee you must formally register through the portal to attend.

Those wishing to attend the conference must pay the one off conference catering fee (includes lunches both days & Conference Dinner ticket) Cost = $150

For more information please contact Dr Stephen Whyte (