The purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum for in-depth interaction among the world’s preeminent scholars (from various scientific disciplines) in the domains of human choice behavior and decision making. These domains are defined broadly.
The Symposium entails limited number of parallel workshops on specific, well-defined themes. Each of these workshops is (a) organized by two or three thought leaders on a theme that they propose and (b) attended by a total of 10-12 additional participants who are invited by the workshop organizers. Workshops must last all three days.
The inaugural Choice Symposium was held in Banff in 1990. Since then, the conference has been hosted by Duke University, NYU/Columbia, HEC Paris, UC Berkeley, the University of Colorado, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Miami/University of Technology Sydney, Erasmus University, and the University of Alberta.