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SPI 2023 Presenter Application Form

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 10th Science of Philanthropy Initiative (SPI) Conference, which will be held at the University of Chicago on September 20-21, 2023.

Keynote Speakers:

Louis Diez, VP, Community of Almabase & host of the Donor Participation Project
Uri Gneezy, UC San Diego
Teresa Harrison, Drexel University


Luigi Butera, Copenhagen Business School

Christopher Clapp, Harris School of Public Policy

Sara Konrath, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

John List, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago

Amir Pasic, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Rich Steinberg, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

We would like to invite presentations that use laboratory or field experiments to investigate social preferences that shape philanthropic giving (including altruism, reciprocity, inequity aversion, warm-glow giving, etc.), techniques charities may use to increase giving, the role of culture on giving, and development of social preferences (i.e., experiments with children/young adults). Topics that are also of interest are volunteerism, the organization of charities/how they operate, and organ/blood donation.

Videos of previous SPI Annual Conference presentations can be viewed on the SPI Hub YouTube channel. You can visit to see the papers that were presented in previous years.

Presenter Application Deadline: Please complete and submit this form by May 1, 2023, and include your paper title and abstract for consideration. It is not necessary to register prior to submitting this form, and you will be notified by June 30, 2023 regarding your acceptance as a presenter prior to the registration deadline.

Conference Registration Deadline: August 4, 2023

Questions? Please contact conference administrator Jamie Temmer.

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