2022 ABA Conferences and Workshops for BCBAs
July 21, 2022
July 21, 2022
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!) in 2022. 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, Fellows, therapy center leadership and registered behavior technicians (RBT), speech-language pathologists (SLP), occupational therapists and more, 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.
July 28-30, 2022
The Women in Behavior Analysis conference has the mission to empower, celebrate and mentor women behavior analysts and highlight their contributions to the field. This conference will allow all genders to engage in meaningful discourse on gender equality for the promotion of behavior analysis and professional growth of future generations. The three-day event includes speaker presentations, workshops, mentor sessions, a poster session, networking sessions, fitness classes, live music and more, including a BHCOE Accreditation Workshop. Attendees can earn one CEU for each 50-minute session, and three CEUs for each workshop (general, learning and supervision CEUs available). For more information, please visit the WIBA website.
Cost: Options vary from $25-$205 for students and $60-$330 for professionals.
PennState Outreach National Autism Conference
August 1-4, 2022 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The National Autism Conference will be held in a hybrid format, with in-person options at the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, and live-streaming and recorded sessions that can be viewed remotely. The conference provides comprehensive, evidence-based information to assist educators, other professionals like behavioral health analysts and speech-language pathologists, and families in developing effective educational programming for all students with autism spectrum disorder. The conference features speeches and presentations from experts, an Art of Expression Exhibit, poster session, and the opportunity to earn CEUs and professional hours. For more information, please visit the conference website.
Cost: Options vary from $25-75 for family members and students, and $100-$375 for educators and professionals seeking credits.
7th Annual NCABA Annual Autism Conference
August 12, 2022
The North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis is hosting its annual conference in a virtual format with the intent to inform behavior analysts by disseminating high-quality research and promoting diversity, inclusion and equity. For more information, visit the NCABA website.
ABA in the ATL
August 27, 2022 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Atlanta Behavior Academy presents ABA in the ATL, a Behavior Analytic Conference for all ABA professionals, including BCBAs, RBTs and students. Attendees can earn general CEUs, as well as CEUs in supervision and ethics. Other conference incentives include swag bags, a book-signing, exhibition tables and a networking happy hour. For more information, visit the Atlanta Behavior Academy website.
Cost: The event is sold out, but spots are still available for sponsors.
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.
FTF Behavioral Consulting Live 3-Day Workshop
September 20-22, 2022 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The three-day workshop aims to disseminate compassionate and trauma-informed assessments and treatments and will be held in Worcester, MA. The workshop is geared towards BCBAs, BCaBAs, RBTs, SLPs, OTs, psychologists, families and others who care for children with autism and other developmental delays. Attendees can expect to learn about assessment and treatment of food selectivity and sleep problems, as well as the Preschool Life Curriculum, a class-wide problem behavior prevention program. Attendees can earn BACB CEUs, including five general and one in ethics. For more information, visit the FTF website.
Cost: $575 for full registration, $425 for two-day registration, and $225 for single-day registration.
FABA 2022 Conference
September 21-24, 2022
The 42nd annual Florida Association for Behavior Analysis conference is a hybrid event, both in person with the OBM Network at the Sawgrass Resort and Spa on Ponte Vedra Beach, as well as with virtual events live-streamed through BehaviorLive. The conference includes a welcome reception, workshops, a poster session, networking socials and more. For more information, visit the conference website.
Cost: Conference registration fees vary from $75-$250, depending upon the level of participation.
IRCA’s 2nd Annual Virtual Autism Conference: Learning Together
September 22, 2022 | 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Indiana Resource Center for Autism is hosting its second annual virtual conference. The conference is open to autism leaders, behavior consultants, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, ABA clinicians, educators and family members interested in learning more about strategies to support individuals on the spectrum. Speakers will address a range of topics relevant for those across the autism spectrum, such as behavior, practical educational strategies used in schools, mental health and ASD, an adults with ASD panel and presentation, social skills, executive functioning, transition planning, adult services and more. For behavior analysts, Type II BCBA credits are available. For more information, visit the conference website.
Cost: $90 for professional participants, $50 for family members and individuals with autism
AzABA 2022 Annual Conference
October 28-29, 2022
The Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis is hosting its year-end conference in a hybrid format this year, with options for both in-person attendees at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix, AZ, as well as virtual participation through a conference app. The AzABA Conference is the largest ABA-specific event in Arizona. Attendees include BCBAs, RBTs, executive leaders, students and community members. Hopebridge is a sponsor of the event. For more information, visit the conference website.
10th Annual Michigan Autism Conference
October 5-7, 2022
The 10th Annual Michigan Autism Conference will be held in Kalamazoo, MI. 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. 5, followed by keynote sessions on Oct. 6-7. CEU packets are available for a flat rate fee. For more information, visit the conference website.
Cost: Options vary, depending upon level of participation.
AAP Experience National Conference & Exhibition
October 7-11, 2022
The 2022 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition will be back for an in-person event in Anaheim. The conference will offer a diverse education program with the opportunity to network with colleagues, participate in world-class education sessions, attend exciting special events, visit the exhibit hall and more. A limited virtual attendee experience is also available. For more information, visit the AAP Experience website.
Cost: In-person attendance is $525 and virtual registration is $360 for allied health professionals; other registration costs vary based on membership and professional level.
BABAT 2022 Annual Conference
October 12-14, 2022
The Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT) 43rd Annual Conference will take place in person at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. This conference is for professionals, teachers, students and persons interested in the area of behavior analysis, autism, developmental disabilities, ethics, behavioral medicine, staff development and more. For more information, visit the BABAT website. CEUs are available.
16th Annual Autism Law Summit
October 14-15, 2022
The 16th Annual Autism Law Summit will be hosted in Oklahoma City. 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. 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: $325 for providers and professionals, $175 for parents and self-advocates, $50 CEU Access (registration costs increase Sept. 1)
ORABA 2022 Conference
October 15, 2022
The Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis will host its annual conference in Tigard, OR. The theme is “Compassionate Behavior Analysis for a Brighter Future.” Participants can expect keynote presentations, symposia and paper presentations. For more information, visit the ORABA website.
Cost: Registration varies, depending upon participation level.
October 20-22, 2022
The Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis conference will be held in St. Louis, MO, with virtual-only options also available. 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 speaker presentations, workshops, networking, poster sessions, awards and more. CEUs are available. For more information, visit the MABA conference site.
Cost: Costs vary, starting at $50 for students and $200 for professionals who are MABA members, with options to purchase CEUs.
October 20-22, 2022
The Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis (SEABA) event will be held in Columbia, SC. For more information, visit the SEABA website.
Autism New Jersey’s 40th Annual Autism Conference
October 20-21, 2021
The annual Autism New Jersey conference will be held in Atlantic City. Participants can expect 50+ in-person workshops, exhibitors, networking opportunities, a virtual conference platform bonus, and 40+ encore workshop recordings from past conferences. BACB, NJDOE, APA, ASHA and NASW CEUs are available at no additional cost. To register, visit Autism New Jersey’s conference website.
Cost: $225-$400 for member professionals, $75-$500 for professionals, and $125-$200 for parents.
SDBP 2022 Annual Meeting
October 21-24, 2021
The Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Meeting will be held in Denver. 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. For more information, visit the SDBP annual meeting website.
Cost: Options vary based on level of participation
New York State ABA 33nd Annual Conference
October 27-28, 2021
The NYSABA conference will take place in Albany, NY. Attendees can expect speaker presentations, workshops, panels, symposia and poster sessions covering a range of topics. CEUs are available. For more information, visit the NYSABA website.
Cost: Options vary depending on level of participation.
Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis 24th Annual Conference
October 27-28, 2022
The TABA conference will be held at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN, with a hybrid virtual option via 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.
COABA 2022 Annual Conference
Registration for the Colorado Association for Behavior Analysis (COABA) Annual Conference will open in summer 2022. The conference offers presentations on various ABA-related topics and CEU opportunities. For more information, visit the COABA website.
Which conferences are you most interested in attending? Share with your fellow ABA experts on the Hopebridge Facebook page so you can meet up at the events.
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