Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

47th Annual Convention

Call for Submissions


New in 2021


Convention Schedule Change

For the 2021 convention only, please note the following changes:


  • Workshops will run Thursday 4pm-7pm and Friday 8am-3pm.
  • The Opening Event and SABA Award Ceremony will be Friday at 5pm.
  • The Presidential Scholar Address will be Friday at 6:30pm.
  • The ABAI Expo will take place Friday at 8pm.


The rest of the convention will run as normally scheduled. A visual schedule can be found here.


Diversity and Sustainability Designations

For 2021, individuals will be able to self-select during the submission process if the submission meets the criteria for “diversity” or “sustainability” designations.


Diversity submissions may address issues of access (to higher education, services, etc.) of marginalized groups; behavioral science research concerned with topics such as implicit bias in scientific research, interventions aiming to ameliorate the effects of systemic bias, and others; or analyses of discriminatory behavior, of both individual and systems. The Program Board is also open to reviewing novel interpretations of this program focus.


Sustainability submissions may address ways behavioral approaches might be used (or are being used) to change behaviors of individuals, governments, and societies to implement policy or adopt practices that encourage and enhance environmental sustainability. Additionally, such submissions might cover approaches to securing funding for such research. The Program Board is also open to reviewing novel interpretations of this program focus.


Expo Poster Deadline

Expo posters will now have a deadline of January 13, 2021. This corresponds with the second poster deadline for research posters. Posters not received by that date will not be accepted.

Modifed by Eddie Soh