2023 ABA Conferences and Presentations for BCBAs
February 16, 2023
February 16, 2023
When it comes to developing young minds, we know the best possible outcomes occur when our Hopebridge clinicians continue to develop their own skills, too.
For us, learning and growing includes everything from obtaining CEUs and participating in internal workshops, to gaining Fieldwork hours while on the job and leveling up within roles.
As part of our commitment to encourage 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!) for the upcoming year. Many of these conferences offer exciting, in-person learning opportunities, while others allow interested attendees 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 fieldwork and fellowship students, 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.
ABAI 17th Annual Autism Conference
February 19-21, 2023
The Association for Behavior Analysis International is hosting its 17th Annual Autism Conference in San Diego, CA. 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 workshops, CE sessions and poster presentations. For more information, visit the conference website.
Cost: Options vary from $95-$700, depending on level of participation
CalABA 41st Annual Western Regional Conference
March 10-11, 2023
This year’s conference, CalABA Inspire, will be held in Long Beach, CA. The conference offers information, resources and professional development opportunities for board certified behavior analysts (BCBA), BCaBAs, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, speech-language pathologists, general and special educators, students in related fields, and parents and other consumers of behavior analysis services. Hopebridge Chief Science Officer Dr. Adam Hahs will speak about the integration of AI into practices during his presentation, “Leveraging Technology to Improve Patient Outcomes.” Participants can also expect pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers, panel discussions, a Behavior Bash, wellness activities and opportunities to obtain CEUs. Interested participants can visit the CalABA site for more information.
Cost: : $475 for the full conference, $320 for individual days
March 16-17, 2023
The Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis will hold its annual conference in a virtual format livestreamed via BehaviorLive. ILABA 2023 will include one day of workshops ad one day of speaker presentations, including Hopebridge Chief Clinical Officer Jana Sarno who will moderate a panel of legislatures, stakeholders, and professionals on legislative priorities in Illinois. The event will be recorded and available on-demand for existing registrants. The conference provides opportunities for 12 CEUs. To register, visit the ILABA conference page on BehaviorLive.
Cost: Member, non-member and student registrations are available
2023 CASP Conference
April 23-25, 2023
The annual Council of Autism Service Providers Conference will be held in Tampa, FL in 2023. 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.
38th Annual TxABA Conference
April 27-30, 2023
The annual Texas Applied Behavior Analysis conference will be held in a hybrid format with in-person participation in San Antonio, and virtual options through BehaviorLive to provide a synchronous live streaming option. Participants can take part in a welcome reception, presentations, poster sessions, panels, networking events and pre-conference workshops. BACB CEUs are available. For more information, visit the TxABA site.
Cost: $100+ for students and RBTs, $240+ for members, $350+ for nonmembers
PAS 2023 Meeting
April 27-May 1, 2023
The Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. to share the research, education and advocacy efforts of the pediatric academic community. Participants can expect hundreds of oral presentations and thousands of posters with a curated lineup of top-quality educational and scientific programs covering a spectrum of topics. There will also be virtual on-demand opportunities. For more information, visit the PAS website.
Cost: Options vary from $345-$850, depending on level of participation. Early registration prices increase Mar. 16
Women Behaving Boldly – WIBA Boston Conference
April 28-29, 2023
Women in Behavior Analysis will hold a two-day series of workshops and city tour in Boston that is designed to be more intimate than WIBA’s annual conference and allow attendees to dive deeply into topics related to the practice of ABA in a comfortable and supportive environment. The event includes CE opportunities. Virtual registration is also available. To register, visit the event page on BehaviorLive.
Cost: $149 for students, $199 for professionals
MassABA 12th Annual Conference
May 4-6, 2023
The Massachusetts Association for Applied Behavior Analysis Annual Conference will be a fully remote event filled with a lineup of impressive speakers and unique exhibiting and networking opportunities. Registration opens in March and the details of the CE events are yet to be released, but interested participants can visit the MassABA site for updates.
Cost: Member and non-member registrations are available, free for MassABA student members
ABAI 49th Annual Convention
May 27-29, 2022
The Association of Behavior Analysis will host its 49th Annual Convention in Denver, CO. 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 BACB and PSY continuing education credits (CEU) opportunities. Hopebridge participation includes:
For more information, visit the convention website.
Cost: Options vary from $300-$945, depending on level of participation
Women in Behavior Analysis Annual Conference 2023
July 20-21, 2023
WIBA 2023, the 7th annual conference, will be in Nashville, TN. WIBA includes a day of workshops, highlighting prominent women in the field of behavior analysis while also addressing the importance of gender equality and diversity within the field. Presentations will highlight recent trends in the field of behavior analysis, the importance of mentorship, organizational behavior management and much more. This conference will highlight the work of women within the field. Opportunities to obtain CEUs are available. Hopebridge is a sponsor of the three-day event, so look out for the organization’s booth. For more information, visit the WIBA website.
Cost: Options vary from $99-249, depending on level of participation and member status
American Psychological Association Conference 2023
August 3-5, 2023
APA 2023 provides in-person engagement with a diverse group of psychology professionals — practitioners, researchers, scientists, academicians, students, and others — who seek solutions to the work challenges that they face within the field. Attendees can expect skill-building sessions, symposia, Critical Conversations, data blitz sessions, Science Summits, continuing education workshops, and “Psych Science in 3,” in which graduate students and recently matriculated psychologists can present their research in three minutes. CE credit opportunities for psychologists are available. For more information, visit the APA convention site.
Cost: Options vary from $100 to $595, depending on level of participation and member status.
SDBP 2023 Annual Meeting
September 7-11, 2023
The Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Meeting will be in Minneapolis. This is an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues, renew passions and refresh professional development. Participants can expect lectures, workshops, clinical symposia, poster sessions and state-of-the-art research. For more information, visit the SDBP website.
11th Annual Michigan Autism Conference
October 12-13, 2023
MAC 2023 will be held in Kalamazoo. 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. For more information, visit the conference website.
Cost: Options vary from $60 to $200, depending upon level of participation
Autism New Jersey’s 41st Annual Autism Conference
October 19-20, 2023
The Autism NJ Annual Conference will be held in-person in Atlantic City, with some virtual elements. The conference aims to connect families and professionals with leaders in the field and each other. For more information, visit Autism New Jersey’s website.
Cost: Options start at $125 for families and autistic individuals, $250 for professional members and $300 for professional nonmembers
AAP Experience National Conference & Exhibition
October 20-24, 2023
The 2023 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition will be held in Washington, D.C., with visual registration also available. The conference will offer a diverse education program with 300+ education sessions, including seminars, interactive workshops, clinical skills labs, section/council programming, plenary sessions and more targeted for pediatricians and other pediatric providers. For more information, visit the AAP Experience website.
Cost: Registration starts at $25 for AAP medical students, $530 for allied health professionals, and $675 for physicians, plus opportunities available for other clinicians.
GABA Conference 2023
November 3-4, 2023
The Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis (GABA) Conference will be held in Decatur, GA. The conference will feature workshops, speakers, networking opportunities and more. For updates, visit the GABA website.
TABA 26th Annual Conference
November 9-10, 2023
The Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis conference will be held in Nashville. More details to come. For updates, visit the TABA conference website.
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