2021-2022 ABA Conferences and Presentations for BCBAs
October 06, 2021
October 06, 2021
When it comes to developing young minds, we know the best possible outcomes occur when our Hopebridge Heroes continue to develop their own skills, too.
For us, learning and growing includes everything from obtaining CEUs and participating in in-house workshops, to gaining graduate hours while on the job and leveling up within roles.
As part of our commitment to encouraging our team members to advance their education, we rounded up some of the best autism and applied behavior analysis (ABA) conferences around the country (and even some overseas!) over the next year. Many of these conferences offer exciting, in-person learning opportunities, while others allow interested guests to participate at a fraction of the cost and travel time through virtual options.
These events are ideal for board certified behavior analysts (BCBA), psychologists, ABA students and Fellows, therapy center leadership and registered behavior technicians (RBT), plus many are open to parents and caregivers who wish to build upon their knowledge for their children. There is something for everyone with this wide range of conference options.
As a bonus, most of the events on our list offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for ABA professionals and psychologists who need to acquire more credits. Look for the ★ symbol next to events offering CEUs.
AzABA 2021 Annual Conference ★
October 1-2, 2021 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. UTC
The Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis is hosting its conference in a hybrid format this year, with options for both in-person attendees and virtual participation. The AzABA Conference is the largest ABA-specific event in Arizona. Attendees include BCBAs, RBTs, executive leaders, students and community members. A total of 11 CEUs are available over the two days. Hopebridge is a sponsor of the event. For more information, visit the conference website.
Cost: Options vary from $75-$325, depending on level of participation
Michigan Autism Conference 2020
October 7-8, 2021
The 9th Annual Michigan Autism Conference is going virtual with a theme of “Shining Brighter Together.” The mission of the conference is to disseminate information and training on scientifically validate, behaviorally based treatments to parents, caregivers and professionals who work with and care for individuals on the autism spectrum, and to promote awareness and training. Live pre-conference workshops take place on Oct. 6, followed by keynote sessions on Oct. 7-8. OnDemand sessions will be available for a month after the event. For more information, visit the conference website.
Cost: Options vary from $50-$100, depending on level of participation. Group registration rates are also available.
AAP Experience National Conference & Exhibition
October 8-11, 2021
The 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition will be entirely virtual. The conference will offer a diverse education program with live sessions and section/council programming, a virtual poster hall, interactive exhibits, and a comprehensive library of on-demand sessions to meet the needs of attendees wherever they are. For more information, visit the AAP Experience website.
Cost: $330 for allied health professionals; cost varies based on membership level
Southeastern ABA 37th Annual Meeting ★
October 15, 2021 | 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. EST
The Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis (SEABA) has chosen to host its annual meeting in a virtual format. This conference on the behavioral sciences includes poster sessions and live presentations. CEUs are available. For more information, visit the SEABA website.
Cost: $15 for students, $30 for full members, $50+ for sustaining members
ORABA Virtual Conference
October 15-16, 2021
The Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis will host its annual conference in a virtual format. The theme is “ABA: A Field That Keeps on Givin’: Pushing Past the Typical Boundaries of ABA and Expanding the Lens of Behavior Analysis.” Participants can expect virtual keynote presentations, symposia and paper presentations. For more information, visit the ORABA website.
Cost: $40 for students, $200 for providers and professionals
AAP Colorado: GI Problems in Patients with Autism and Down Syndrome
October 20, 2021
The Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is hosting a free dinner presentation for pediatricians and other autism professionals. Hopebridge Chief Science Officer Adam D. Hahs, PhD, BCBA-D, will serve as one of the presenting speakers for the evening, along with Christine Waasdorp Hurtado, MD, MSCS, FAAP and Amy Heinrichs, Registered Dietician, from Children’s Hospital Colorado. For more information, visit the AAP-CO website.
Cost: free; limited registration available
Autism Law Summit ★
October 20-24, 2021
A gathering of “doers” in the world of autism law and policy, this summit is an annual gathering of parent advocates, autism service providers, lawyers, individuals with autism, lobbyists and legislators from across the United States who are interested in the politics and policy of autism spectrum disorders. Now in its 14th year, the Autism Law Summit creates space for interactive, high-level, expert-facilitated conversations on improving health insurance, Medicaid and adult services. CEUs are available with a Continuing Education Access Pass. For more information, visit the Autism Law Summit site.
Cost: $375 for providers and professionals, $225 for parents and self-advocates
Autism New Jersey’s 39th Annual Autism Conference
October 21-22, 2021
Through this virtual conference, participating professionals and parents will have access to 7 live keynote addresses and 21 workshops, plus 42 workshops from last year in a 2020 Encore Track. Participants will also have the opportunity to network and connect in smaller groups on topics of their choice. BACB, APA and DOE continuing education credits are available at no additional cost. To register, visit Autism New Jersey’s conference website.
Cost: $149 for 90-day access
SDBP 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting
October 21-25, 2021
The Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Meeting will be entirely virtual. This is an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues, renew passions and refresh professional development. Participants can expect lectures, workshops, poster sessions, concurrents and state-of-the-art research on topics such as diversity, equity and inclusion; advocacy; clinical practice; autism; and tele-health, plus clinical symposium on the behavioral health related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration includes session recordings for up to 6 months after the meeting. For more information, visit the SDBP annual meeting website.
Cost: Options vary based on level of participation
New York State ABA 32nd Annual Conference ★
October 27-29, 2021
The NYSABA conference offers both virtual and in-person opportunities to participate. Speakers will discuss a variety of topics, with everything from parent training and transitions, to leadership and neurodiversity and race in ABA. CEUs are available. For more information, visit the NYSABA website.
Cost: Options vary from $30-$350, depending on level of participation.
MABA Conference ★
October 28-30, 2021
The Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis conference will be held in Detroit, Michigan. MABA is a membership organization devoted to promoting scholarly interchange in behavior analysis through its annual Fall convention. The annual convention also allows for dissemination of the science of behavior analysis to the public and to professional behavior analysts residing in the Midwestern United States. Programming includes talks, networking, posters, socializing and more. CEUs are available. For more information, visit the MABA conference site.
Cost: Costs vary, starting at $25 for students and $100 for professionals who are MABA members.
Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis 24th Annual Conference ★
October 28-29, 2021
The TABA conference will be hosted on the BehaviorLive online conference platform. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available on each day of the conference. To register, visit the TABA conference website.
Cost: $120 for members, $175 for non-members, $25 for students
APBA Health Insurance & Business Essentials Virtual Conference
December 10-11, 2021
The details of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts Virtual Health Insurance & Business Essentials Conference are yet to be released, but interested participants can visit the APBA website for updates.
CASP Conference 2022 ★
January 10-11, 2022
The details of the annual CASP conference and CE events are yet to be released, but interested participants can visit the conference website for updates.
CalABA 40th Annual Western Regional Conference ★
March 4-6, 2022
The details of the annual California Applied Behavior Analysis conference and CE events are yet to be released, but interested participants can visit the CalABA site for updates.
ABAI 16th Annual Autism Conference ★
March 5-7, 2022
The Association for Behavior Analysis International is hosting its 16th Annual Autism Conference in Seattle. ABAI’s mission is to contribute to the well-being of society by supporting, developing and enhancing the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education and practice. The conference includes options for pre-conference workshops, plus a CE package for those interested in receiving credits. For more information, visit the conference website.
Cost: Options vary from $95-$700, depending on level of participation
Association of Professional Behavior Analysts Annual Convention
March 17-19, 2022
The 2022 APBA Annual convention will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana. The details of the convention and CE events are yet to be released, but interested participants can visit the APBA website for updates.
37th Annual TxABA Conference ★
April 21-24, 2022
The annual Texas Applied Behavior Analysis conference will be held in a hybrid format with in-person and virtual participation through BehaviorLive to provide a synchronous live streaming option. BACB CEUs are available. For more information, visit the TxABA site.
Cost: $95+ for students and RBTs, $190+ for members, $300+ for nonmembers
PAS 2022 Meeting
April 21-25, 2022
The Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting will be held in person in Denver, CO and on-demand in a virtual format to share the research, education and advocacy efforts of the pediatric academic community. Participants can expect more than 360 sessions, 3,000 posters and 150 exhibitors, among other features. For more information, visit the PAS website.
Cost: TBD; registration opens in December
MassABA 2022 Annual Conference
May 12-13, 2022 ★
The details of the annual Massachusetts Association for Applied Behavior Analysis conference and CE events are yet to be released, but interested participants can visit the conference website for updates.
ABAI 48th Annual Convention ★
May 26-30, 2022
The Association of Behavior Analysis will host its 48th Annual Convention in Boston. The ABAI annual convention is the largest gathering of behavior analysts in the world. ABAI’s mission is to contribute to the well-being of society by supporting, developing and enhancing the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education and practice. The convention includes symposia, panels, workshops, business meetings, reunions, poster sessions and more. BACB and PSY continuing education credits (CEUs) will be offered and can be purchased as a packaged flat fee. For more information, visit the convention website.
Cost: Options vary from $160-$1,097, depending on level of participation
ABAI 11th Annual International Conference, Ireland
September 1-3, 2022
The Association of Behavior Analysis will host its 11th Annual International Conference in Dublin, Ireland (originally postponed from 2021). Participants can expect engaging presenters, cross-disciplinary presentations and posters, and networking opportunities with international colleagues. This conference will feature more than 135 hours of programming, including 15 invited sessions. Continuing education credits will be available for many sessions. For more information, visit the conference website.
Cost: Options vary, starting at $700 for non-members outside of Ireland. Member-only prices are also available.
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