2020 Convention

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  • What: 10th Annual APBA Convention

  • When: March 26 - 28, 2020 (meetings and pre-convention workshops March 26; full program March 27 - 28)

  • Where: Sheraton Denver Downtown, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO

  • Costs: See Fees for information about convention registration fees and other costs.

  • Program: Preliminary information can be found at the Program tab above. The complete program will be posted there when finalized. 
  • Register: Registration will open in December. Information and the registration form will be available at the Register tab above.
  • Advertise: Click Advertising above for information about opportunities to advertise your products, services, or programs at the convention. 

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 2020 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.

Invited presentations include:

Keynote addresses

Identification of a Novel Determinant of Addiction -- Warren K. Bickel, Virginia Tech

The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: The Future of ABA -- Jim Johnston, Auburn University

Clinical Systems for Supervising in a Human Service Organization -- Linda A. LeBlanc, LeBlanc Behavioral Consulting

Workshops and tutorials on the CPT codes for adaptive behavior services; health insurance billing and revenue cycle management; health insurance appeals, recoups, and fraud allegations; functional communication training; preference assessments; transition programming for adolescents with ASD; writing behavior plans; preparing graphs for publication; coaching school personnel; ethics; serving clients with dementia; innovative day and residential services for adults with ASD; using the Behavior Analyst Certification Board's ethics reporting systems; promoting scientific interventions for ASD; an update on the BACB;  developing comprehensive treatment plans for young children with ASD; regulation of the profession; and more!  

BACB Type 2 CEUs will be available for most oral presentations. 

If you submitted a proposal for a presentation at the convention, please note that all of the many submissions we received are being reviewed by the APBA Convention Committee. When the reviews are completed the Committee will meet to make final decisions on acceptances, probably in early December. Notifications will be sent to submitting authors as soon thereafter as possible.  

Plan now to join us in beautiful downtown Denver!

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