Keynote Speakers

The Science of Philanthropy Initiative (SPI2021) and Advances with Field Experiments (AFE2021) conferences, previously scheduled for September 22-23 and September 23-24, 2021, respectively, have been POSTPONED until 2022.  More information on rescheduled dates forthcoming. 

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Raj Chetty, Harvard University
Cecilia Conrad, Lever for Change
Rachel Kranton, Duke University

September 22-23, 2021 - NOW POSTPONED


Saieh Hall for Economics | 5757 S. University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 (Pending Approval)


Luigi Butera, Copenhagen Business School
Christopher Clapp, Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago
Sara Konrath, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
John List, 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 Wilhelm, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy


SPI2021 Program - COMING SOON

SPI2021 Asynchronous Virtual Presentations - COMING SOON

SPI2021 Registration Form

SPI is an initiative started by John List, Michael Price, and Anya Samek in 2012 to encourage experimental (field and lab) research on charitable giving. In addition to providing an avenue for research discussions, another aim of the conference is to bring together researchers studying charitable giving with practitioners in the field 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. You can visit to see the papers that were presented in previous years. [SPI2020] [SPI2019] [SPI2018] [SPI2017]


Please submit the 2021 SPI Conference Presenter Application Form by May 28, 2021. Prospective presenters will be notified of acceptance by June 30, 2021.

WATCHPresentations from the 2015 SPI Annual Conference

General questions? Please contact SPI conference administrator Jamie Temmer.


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