Virtual Behavior Analysis Conferences You Need to Know About
October 06, 2020
October 06, 2020
Though many events have been canceled or altered this year, there are some benefits to the changes. Hopebridge team members have been able to “travel” the country – virtually – to participate in some of the top conferences and applied behavior analysis (ABA) workshops as their hosts have taken the events online.
In an effort to share the learning opportunities, we compiled a list of upcoming ABA conferences and conventions that should be on your list. Most are virtual, allowing interested guests to participate at a fraction of the cost and travel time, but there are a few in-person conferences in 2021.
These events are great for board certified behavior analysts (BCBA), psychologists, ABA students, therapy center leadership and registered behavior technicians (RBT), plus many are open to parents and caregivers who wish to build onto their knowledge for their children. There is something for everyone with this wide range of conference options.
Bonus: many of the events on our list offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for ABA professionals and psychologists who need to acquire more credits.
October 7-9, 2020
This virtual conference will cover everything from community intervention and critical conceptual issues to climate change and social justice. It will offer a virtual gathering of scientists across disciplines to explore how to contribute to a better future. BACB and PSY continuing education credits (CEUs) will be offered. For more information, visit the conference website.
Cost: $409 for non-members; $60 for CE package
October 8-9, 2020
The 8th Annual Michigan Autism Conference is going virtual. 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. 7, followed by keynote sessions on Oct. 8-9. OnDemand sessions will be available for a month after the event. For more information, visit the conference website.
Cost: $50 for students; $100 for non-students
October 15-16, 2020
Through this virtual conference, participating professionals and parents will have access to more than 60 outstanding pre-recorded workshops with live chat. The conference also includes live question-and-answer sessions with experts, an interactive exhibit hall and a community board to host meetups. Missed a workshop? Participants will have access to conference content for up to 90 days following the event. To register, visit Autism New Jersey’s conference website.
October 22-23, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
The New York State Association for Behavior Analysis will hosts its annual conference online. Attend the virtual conference in your pajamas with free CEUs, plus the ability to re-watch sessions for up to six months after the conference. The conference also includes a students-only trivia hour. For more information, visit the NYSABA website.
Cost: $200 for non-members, $100 for professional members, $50 for consumer members, $30 for student members
October 23-24, 2020 | 7 a.m.-5 p.m. UTC
The Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis is hosting its conference virtually this year. The AzABA Year-End Conference is the largest ABA-specific event in Arizona. Attendees include BCBAs, RBTs, executive leaders, students and community members. The virtual platform allows for direct engagement with attendees over the course of the two-day conference and includes access for six months after the conference ends. For more information, visit the conference website.
October 29-30, 2020
The TABA conference will be hosted on the Virbela online conference platform. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available on each day of the conference. To register, visit the TABA conference website.
Cost: $100 for members, $150 for non-members, $25 for students
January 23-24, 2021 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The 2020 KYABA workshop will cover “Advanced Topics in Teaching Verbal Behavior to Persons with Autism and Related Disabilities.” The in-person conference will be held at the University of Louisville’s Shelby Campus. Dr. Vincent J. Carbone is the keynote speaker, who will discuss “Verbal Behavior and How this Information can be Used to Improve the Instruction of Persons with Autism.” Participants are able to log CEUs. For more information, visit the conference website.
Cost: $185 for KYABA full and affiliate members, $100 for KYABA student members, $200 for non-members
February 18-19, 2021
ILABA 2021 will be hosted virtually. Details are yet to be released, but interested participants can visit the conference website for updates.
February 28-March 2, 2021
The 15th annual conference will cover the “Synergy of Science and Practice Worldwide” virtually. The online event will bring together scientists and practitioners across disciplines and backgrounds in this fully digital event. Continuing education credits are available for BACB, PSY and NASP. For more information, visit the ABA International website.
Cost: $530 for non-members; $610 for CE package
May 13-14, 2021
The details of the annual MassABA conference and CE events are yet to be released, but interested participants can visit the conference website for updates.
May 27-31, 2020
Pre-convention workshops will take place Thursday and Friday, with the main convention sessions Friday through Monday. In addition to learning opportunities, the convention includes the opening event and SABA Awards, Presidential Scholar Address and ABAI Expo. Continuing education credits are available. The convention will be located at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco. For more information, visit the convention website.
Cost: $755 for non-members; $860 for registration and CE package
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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