15th International Conference

April 20th – 23rd 

Virtual event

 Update – Adjunct proceedings are now availanle online

In light of the current CoVid19 crisis, Persuasive2020 is being transformed into a virtual event. While we would have loved to welcome everyone to Aalborg, now is the time to display togetherness by staying apart. In the past 14 conferences, participants have joined the conference from multiple continents, making the Persuasive Technology conferences an amazing platform for knowledge sharing and networking. However, with this year being an online event, the time difference does prove itself to be a challenge.

As a result, we have decided to skip real-time and run Persuasive2020 as a social media event, combining LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube as Platforms for this year’s conference.

  • On LinkedIn the group Persuasive Technology Network will host the event and tie together the different activities and more importantly, help everyone network. We will be sharing presentations and link each presentation to authors and to the publication.
  • On YouTube we are setting up a channel for all conference presentations, making them accessible both during the conference and afterwards.
  • On twitter, we will tweet about talks, discussions, votes and general activities, precisely as we have done at previous persuasive conferences.

Participation this year will be free of charge, and we are hopeful that this will be an opportunity for more people to join and for previous participants to reconnect. Sticking with tradition, the event will include awards for Best Paper, and this year we are also awarding Best Presentation and Best Poster.

Steps to take if you want to participate in Persuasive2020:

  1. If you do not already have a LinkedIn profile, please create one right away.
  2. If you are not already a member of the Persuasive Technology Network group, on LinkedIn please join right away.

To access the main conference proceedings, published via Springers LNCS, please go to

Persuasive 2020

Persuasive Technology (PT) is a vibrant interdisciplinary research field focusing on the design, development, and evaluation of interactive technologies. Persuasive Technology aims at changing people’s attitudes or behaviours through persuasion and social influence, but with strong considerations regarding transparency and ethics. The Persuasive Technology conference brings together international researchers and practitioners from industry and academia who are working in the field of behaviour design and persuasive technologies. As a community, we aim at enriching people’s lives in various domains – e.g., health, safety, and the environment – by supporting their personal goals to change their behaviour.

Welcome to Aalborg

We are excited to announce that the 15th international conference on Persuasive Technologies – Persuasive 2020 conference, is hosted by Aalborg University, Department of Communication and Psychology, in Aalborg in the northern part of Denmark. The conference is organized by E-learning Lab, Center for User Driven Innovation, Learning and Design. The 15th International Conference on Persuasive Technology will take place between the 20th and 23rd of April 2020, starting the week with workshops, tutorials, doctoral consortium and a design competition for Master students. The main conference will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of April, and combine academic research presentations with poster sessions, lightning sessions and demo sessions. Preconference activities will take place at Aalborg University’s Create Building, located in the centre of Aalborg with a spectacular view of the Limfjord. The main conference is expected to take place at the Comwell White House hotel in Aalborg, where conference participants will be in walking distance of public transport and the city centre, all while enjoying the view and peacefulness of the Kilde park.

Want to make a scientific contribution? Now you can!

The Persuasive 2020 conference offers various ways for you to contribute to the field. Submissions are now open!


Looking for networking opportunities?

A distinct goal of Persuasive 2020 is to bridge between academia and practice, to help create new networks and opportunities and facilitate knowledge sharing.

Key Deadlines

Full and Short papers

Submission Deadline: December 6th 2019
Decision notification: January 17th 2020
Camera-ready version: January 31st 2020

Workshops & Tutorials

Submission Deadline: February 20th 2020
Decision notification: February 25th 2020
Camera-ready version: March 10th 2020

Posters & Demos

Submission Deadline: February 20th 2020
Decision notification: February 25th 2020
Camera-ready version: March 10th 2020

Doctoral Consortium

Submission Deadline: February 15th 2020
Decision notification: March 15th 2020
Camera-ready version: April 2nd 2020

Preliminary Program

Doctoral Consortium

Workshops and Tutorials

Evening Welcome Reception

Main Conference

Conference Dinner

Main Conference