Welcome to the 2022 NoBeC Conference site!

After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic in which we pivoted to our biweekly virtual NoBeC Talks, we are thrilled to announce we will be hosting an in-person NoBeC conference during Fall 2022! The 2022 Conference will be a two-day, in-person event held on the University of Pennsylvania campus.

Dates: 13th and 14th of October 2022, with a special pre-conference event on “Norms in the Developing World” on the 12th of October.

Please access the following links to:

  • Check our recently announced conference program! More than 40 researchers working at the intersection of social norms and behavioral change around the world are joining us to share their work.
  • Registration for in-person attendance is now closed. A link for attending online will be shared shortly in this page.


The NoBeC Conference is a yearly event organized by the Penn Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics to bring together researchers studying the relationships between social norms and behavioral change. This includes experimental, empirical, and theoretical research investigating the formation, change, and abandonment of norms and their role in affecting and being affected by individual and collective behavior. We invite researchers and practitioners working at the intersection of social norms and behavioral changes and its applications in the fields of economics, psychology, political science, and public health as well as other corresponding disciplines.