Welcome to the DBSN blog!

This is a new blog dedicated to practitioners and academics working in behavioral science in the Netherlands, and to showcase the best thinking in this area – and we’re so glad you’re here!

What is the Dutch Behavioral Science Network (DBSN)?

DBSN was started as Amsterdam Behavioral Science Network in 2018 by Elina Halonen, Joanne Reinhard and Wilmari Silvis to create a place for practitioners and academics to come together on a regular basis. The idea was based on a similar event, London Behavioural Economics Network – an event Elina co-organised for many years and where she also met Joanne. Since its inception in 2012, LBEN had sparked many collaborations and friendships as well as (re-)launched careers, so we wanted to bring the same idea to the Netherlands.

We organised three events in 2018 in collaboration with Kantar, GrowthTribe and ABN AMRO with a dozen thought-provoking talks. After taking a break in 2019, the event is relaunching in January 2020 with a broader scope as the Dutch Behavioral Science Network with a new team and refreshed energy.

This blog will act as a support to the events as we recognise physical events are transient and we wanted to have a permanent place to document the progress of behavioral science in the Netherlands. We are starting out by featuring speakers from our past events, and will add more interviews with practitioners (In the Wild) and academics as time goes on.

Who is behind DBSN?

The new team behind DBSN consists of Elina Halonen, an independent consultant, the founders of B.R.A.I.N. Creatives Tim den Heijer and Deborah Bosboom, and Martine Hammink from creative agency 24am.

How can you get involved?

We’d love for more people to get involved – the more the merrier! If you have ideas for speakers (or want to be one yourself), want to host us at your company, or just generally want to get involved, drop us an email at amsterdambsn@gmail.com (yes, email is still the same) or drop us a note on social media.

Find us on social media:

Want to see some of our previous speakers? Head over to the DBSN YouTube channel!

LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12120991/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBSNcommunity

And don’t forget to share articles, ask questions and comment – the groups are meant for conversations!


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