Five Great Conferences for Applied Behavior Analysts

Conferences for ABAs

  • Association for Behavior Analysis International
  • Association of Professional Behavioral Analysts
  • ABAI Annual Autism Conference
  • Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy
  • 12th Annual Conference on Autism & Related Disorders: Research-Based Solutions

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a gratifying career. Analysts get to help people live better lives on a daily basis. With the practice of ABA constantly evolving, it is important for Applied Behavior Analysts to take advantage of professional development opportunities. Attending conferences is an ideal way to do this, as it also provides opportunities for networking with colleagues from all over. Here are five great conferences for Applied Behavior Analysts.

Association for Behavior Analysis International

It is always beneficial to maintain a global perspective on one’s field. The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) provides several opportunities throughout the year and across the globe. The largest event is the Annual International Conference. The 10th annual event will take place on September 29th and 30th, 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. The Association is currently accepting submissions for papers and presenters.

Association of Professional Behavioral Analysts

Maintaining an up to date skill set and professional network is much simpler by joining the Association of Professional Behavioral Analysts (APBA). One especially valuable perk of membership is invitation to attend the APBA Annual Convention. The 2019 event will be held from April 11th to the 13th in Atlanta, Georgia. The keynote addresses will highlight the topics of internet-based interventions, performance management, and health insurance coverage of ABA within the Autism Spectrum Disorder. There will also be break-out workshops and tutorials for networking and hands-on learning.

ABAI Annual Autism Conference

Another incredible event hosted by the Association for Behavior Analysis International is the ABAI Annual Autism Conference. Applied Behavioral Analysis was developed for the treatment of Autism, and it is the leading Autism treatment to this day. It is therefore important for ABA therapists to devote particular time and energy to the developments of ABA within Autism Spectrum Disorder. That is precisely why this annual event was established. The theme of the 2019 conference is Diverse Perspectives on the Science and Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism. It will take place from January 18th to 20th in San Francisco, California.

Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy

The Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT) is one of the affiliates of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Regardless of which region members live and work in, many enjoy attending the BABAT Annual Conference. It draws some of the most prominent leaders in the field to provide stimulating learning and networking opportunities for seasoned professionals, new ABA therapists, and students alike. The 2019 event will be held from October 2nd through 4th in Worcester, Massachusetts. Those interested in presenting are encouraged to begin submitting papers and proposals.

12th Annual Conference on Autism & Related Disorders: Research-Based Solutions

Those looking for a quick and comprehensive refresher on the latest research in the field will enjoy the 12th Annual Conference on Autism & Related Disorders: Research-Based Solutions. This is a second fantastic opportunity to dive deep into ABA as it applies to Autism. This one-day event is sponsored by the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. The 2019 conference will take place on April 26th in Buellton, California. A diverse group of leading researchers and practitioners will present, and attendees will earn continuing education credits.

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Applied Behavioral Analysts of all levels are invited to attend these five enlightening conferences. Each event offers a unique focus, a look at cutting edge research, opportunities to learn from experts, and plenty of networking. There is no more exciting way to achieve professional development.