47th 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 has developed strategic goals to support its mission 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. Please consider developing topics that:
- expand the scope of behavior analysis,
- build bridges to other disciplines,
- address how the science can contribute to the well-being of society.
Membership and Registration Requirements
Submissions will only be eligible for presentation once all presenting authors, chairs, discussants, and panelists have become current (2020–2021) members of ABAI and registered for the 2021 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.
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.
We prioritize the oral presentation time for well-established research and conceptual work. As a reminder, we encourage all student presentations be submitted as posters.
There will be three 2-hour poster session from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
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 28, 2020, including posters.