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.

48th Annual Convention

Call for Submissions




Diversity and Inclusion

ABAI seeks to honor the rich diversity that comprises the human community and values creating a convention program that represents the humanity our science serves. We encourage submissions from presenters from every background and from every locality, regardless of gender, sexual identity, racial / ethnic / religious background, emigration status, age, or socioeconomic status. We support submissions from under-represented or marginalized communities in particular.


ABAI Strategic Plan

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. In pursuing this mission, ABAI’s strategic direction includes:

  • Expanding the scope of behavior analysis,
  • Building bridges to other disciplines,
  • Contributing to the well-being of society through behavior science.


Please consider these directions when preparing your submissions.


Membership and Registration Requirements

Submissions will only be eligible for presentation once all presenting authors, chairs, discussants, and panelists have become current (2021–2022) members of ABAI and registered for the 2022 annual convention.


Failure to become a member, register for the convention, or make a scheduled presentation could result in the denial of submission privileges for the following convention year.


Encore Presentations

Submissions cannot be presented at the annual convention more than once. If your submission was accepted and presented in a previous year, you cannot present it again without outlining the significant changes/updates that have occurred. Workshops, expo posters, reunions, and business meetings are not included in this rule.


Posters or papers presented at the autism conference, international conference, or another ABAI event are welcomed for consideration.


Student Presentations

Papers, panels, and symposia should cover well-established research and conceptual work. We encourage all student presentations to be submitted as posters.


Poster Sessions

There will be three 2-hour poster session from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.


Business Meetings

Business meetings will be from 7:00 pm–7:50 pm on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. There will be no morning business meetings, except for a few closed meetings, and the ABAI Business Meeting, which is Monday at 7:00 am.


Submission and Presentation Language

All submissions and presentations must be made in English.


SABA Senior Student Presenter Grant Deadline

To be considered for a SABA Senior Student Presenter Grant, all submissions must be made by the close of call for submissions on October 27, 2021, including posters.

Modifed by Eddie Soh