2018 Philadelphia Behavioral Science Initiative Conference
The goal of the third annual Philadelphia Behavioral Science Initiative Conference was to show attendees how to identify cognitive biases in their own lives, and to get people thinking about how to apply behavioral science to their own teams, projects, and policies. While the past two conferences were largely lecture-based, this year we had an interactive component along with a variety of speakers. The hope was to create a fun workshop environment to get people excited about the huge potential of behavioral science applications in the public sector.
GovLabPHL was the organizer of the 2018 conference. GovLabPHL is a multi-agency team led by the Mayor's Policy Office focused on developing innovative and evidence-based practice in city government. The team is comprised of City employees from the Department of Revenue, the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems, Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation, and the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity.
8:30am Registration and breakfast
9:00am Welcome presentation
9:20am Introduction to Behavioral Science
9:40am Cognitive bias networking
10:00am What is a randomized evaluation?
10:30am Public sector keynote
11:00am Presentations on completed PBSI projects
12:45pm Presentations on new PBSI projects
1:30pm Public Sector Panel
2:00pm Academic Keynote, Daniel J. Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania
2:30pm Mayor James F. Kenney Remarks
2:45pm Closing Remarks
Time & Venue
University of Pennsylvania
Perry World House
3803 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
October 19, 2018