BIEE Research Conference 2023 Call for Abstracts

26 Jan 2023

BIEE will be holding their next Research Conference at Worcester College in Oxford on the 20th and 21st September 2023.

Delegates will experience a full two-day programme with high profile guest speaker plenary sessions, parallel sessions featuring the latest research, policy and industry analysis, as well as our informal debate, ‘dialogue’ and poster sessions. In addition, there will be special sessions on diversity and skills and a presentation showcase for students and young energy professionals.


Energy matters for all: from global actors to active consumers

We are at a time of transformation in the energy sector, with calls for action at all scales from geopolitics to households. Mounting prices have brought energy economics to the top of the agenda for individuals, organisations and countries, while dramatic weather and high-profile events have brought climate change from the background to the foreground for decision-makers.

What is our pathway through the transition? Can we emerge from the current crises heading for an energy system that is not only zero carbon but serves all customers better?

BIEE’s biennial Research Conference offers an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of current work on these issues, hear from experts and join the debate on pathways for the future.  At this pivotal time it is more important than ever that academic, business and policy experts are in close contact and the two days will offer an unrivalled opportunity to speak directly to specialists across these three groups.

Plenary sessions will look at who is acting – and who is not – on global, national, local and individual scales and at the potential scenarios for the future that we face. They will draw on the consequences of events such as the Covid lockdown, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent reshaping of the global energy industry and its end use.

In-depth papers over two days will look at themes including: energy trade and markets;  trends in demand and the response to calls for action by customers; scenarios, pathways and the just transition; global and local resources and the externalities of their use; innovation in technology, finance and policy; and new flows of energy and carbon.

We will look specifically at the experience of the winter of 2022/23 and what we have learned about responding to the threat of rising prices and blackouts.

Abstract submission

One of the main aims of this conference is to bring together a mix of speakers and participants from different sectors and areas of expertise to share their ideas and professional experiences. The conference provides a forum to debate and challenge new thinking with professionals from different disciplines in a friendly stimulating environment.

Submissions are invited from the economic, social, behavioural and technology research communities, and from energy analysts, strategy and policy thinkers from all backgrounds. We welcome submissions from both academic and non-academic institutions.

Submit an abstract/summary (max 600 words) of your research/case study online at Deadline 1 March 2023.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline 1 March 2023
Presenter registration deadline 30 June 2023
Early registration deadline 31 July 2023
Paper submission deadline 31 August 2023
Registration closes 8 September 2023