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The annual Association of Professional Behavior Analysts convention is the premier conference on the science-based practice of applied behavior analysis (ABA). As in previous years, the program for the 2018 convention will comprise presentations by carefully selected invited speakers combined with peer-reviewed research symposia, panel discussions, panel presentations, posters, and student papers. The convention will also provide multiple opportunities for social and professional networking in one convenient, congenial setting.

  • What: 2018 APBA Convention
  • When: April 19-21, 2018
  • Where: St. Louis, MO - Hyatt Regency at The Arch
  • Early registration deadline: March 22 (registration will remain open through the convention, but rates will increase March 23). Click Register above for the registration form. 

Keynote Addresses

  • Louis Hagopian, Kennedy Krieger Institute –Bringing Precision Medicine to Applied Behavior Analysis: Identification and Use of Predictive Behavioral Markers
  • Susan Schneider, University of the Pacific – Operant Principles Everywhere: Interdisciplinary Behavior Analysis and the Future of our Field
  • David Wilder, Florida Institute of Technology – Performance Management: Best Practices for ABA ServicePrograms

Other presentations include...

...workshops, tutorials, symposia, panels, posters, and student papers on communication training for learners with severe disabilities, teaching “executive function” skills, treating severe behavior disorders, consulting to schools, ethics, best business practices for ABA agencies, crisis management, employee supervision and retention, health insurance billing and management, treating obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, behavioral cusps, combating pseudoscience, behavioral gerontology, programming for generalization, Behavior Analyst Certification Board updates, public policies on the practice of ABA, and more. To access the complete preliminary program, click the Program tab above.  


BACB Type 2 CEUs will be available for most oral presentations (keynotes, tutorials, symposia, panel presentations, panel discussions, workshops). 

Our Convention is a Great Value!

Have a limited budget for attending or sending staff or students to professional meetings in 2018? You’ll find no better value for your money than the APBA convention. Registration and CEU fees are very reasonable, especially for APBA members (membership dues are also a bargain!). Instead of hundreds of dollars, APBA workshop fees are just $30 - $80 for members, $35 - $85 for non-members (plus convention registration), depending on the duration of the workshop (see the Fees page for details). And we’ve secured excellent rates on guest rooms for APBA convention attendees at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch (our convention venue), located in the heart of downtown St. Louis near the iconic Gateway Arch grounds, scenic riverfront, Anheuser Busch Brewery, Busch Stadium, and other attractions. Click Hotel & Travel for more information, and watch this site and email for announcements about the opening of convention registration and hotel reservations. 

Exhibit and Advertising Opportunities

Various opportunities for advertising your services, products, and job openings will be available at the convention, all at very competitive prices. Please go to the Advertising page to purchase advertising (deadline: March 10). 

 See you in St. Louis!

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