BIG Difference BC Vancouver 2018:
Program, Presentations, & Video
Introduction to Behavioural Science in Policy
The first session will introduce behavioural science in policy via a series of presentations and Q&A sessions. Speakers will represent provincial and municipal government, academia, and Crown corporations.
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Registration
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm Welcome: A BIG Difference for BC by Kirstin Appelt, University of British Columbia & BC Behavioural Insights Group
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Keynote Address and Moderated Q&A: How Can Psychology Contribute to Sustainability by Jiaying Zhao, University of British Columbia
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Practitioner Panel and Moderated Q&A
BC Behavioural Insights Group: Policy by Design by Ashley Whillans, Harvard University & BC Behavioural Insights Group
Testing Behavioural Insights at the Municipal Level by Tobin Postma, City of Vancouver
Behavioural Insights at WorkSafeBC by Kerri Buschel, WorkSafeBC
Applying Behavioural Science to Policy Challenges
The second session will allow small groups of attendees to practice applying behavioural science to BC policy challenges in a series of hands-on workshops.
2:45 pm - 3:05 pm Network over Coffee
3:05 pm - 4:00 pm Choosing Policy Challenges by Isabelle Andresen, BC Behavioural Insights Group
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm The Essential Behavioural Insights Toolkit by David Hardisty, University of British Columbia
4:50 pm - 5:00 pm Concluding Remarks by Kirstin Appelt, University of British Columbia & BC Behavioural Insights Group
Post-SESSION: Happy Hour
Please join us for a reception to network across boundaries and meet folks interested in applying behavioural insights to different policy challenges.
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm A Nudge to Network over Drinks