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

Reunion/Reception Submission Guidelines


Reunions and receptions are social gatherings. Space for university programs, chapters, SIGs, retirement celebrations, and memorials will be provided at no cost; exhibitors, sponsors, and other organizations will be required to pay a room rental fee. ABAI does not provide audiovisual equipment or refreshments; reunion chairs are responsible for arranging these details directly with the venue. Reunions/receptions may only be held on Sunday evening.





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The following information is required in order to make a complete submission:




Please use title case when entering the title (e.g., Clinical Applications of Behavior Analysis: A Two-Part Study), not all lowercase or all capital letters. Please limit titles to 15 words (200 characters). Please spell out all acronyms. No ending punctuation or quotation marks around the title are necessary.


Purpose of Event

The text entered here will be printed as the “purpose” for the event in the program book.


Organization Type

Select the type of organization holding the reunion/reception.


  • ABAI Accredited Behavior Analysis Training Program
  • ABAI Board or Committee
  • Affiliated Chapter
  • Associate Chapter
  • Associate Special Interest Group
  • Behavior Analysis Training Program
  • Special Interest Group
  • Sponsor/Exhibitor
  • Other Organization


Payment Contact Information

If payment is required for the type of reunion/reception submitted, you will be asked to provide the following information:


  • Payment Contact Full Name
  • Payment Contact Email
  • Payment Contact Phone Number
  • PO Number (if applicable)
  • Organization/Company


Room Setup

Select the type of room setup you would like.


  • Banquet: For formal, sit down events. Low top tables with chairs.
  • Boardroom: A rectangular or oval table set up with chairs around all sides and ends.
  • Classroom: Rows of conference tables with chairs facing the front of a room.
  • Cocktail: Networking and mingling events. High top tables with chairs optional.
  • Open Square: A series of conference tables set in a square or rectangle, with chairs around the outside.
  • Theater: Chairs in rows facing a stage area, head table, or speaker.
  • U-Shape: A series of conference tables set in the shape of the letter U, with chairs around the outside.
  • Empty Set: An empty room.


Audience Size Anticipated

Providing this estimate will assist the Program Committee in scheduling your presentation in a room of suitable capacity.

  • 1-25
  • 26-50
  • 51-75
  • 76-100
  • 101-200
  • 200+



Please include up to four keywords (single words or two-word phrases) with each submission. Keywords should be as specific as possible (e.g., "reinforcement" or "autism" would be too general; "CPT," "insurance," or "telehealth" would be acceptable). Along with the domains, keywords will allow conference attendees to search for topics most relevant to them.



You will be asked to add an individual by searching for a contact. You must provide a last name and full or partial email address.


If the contact you search for is not found, you can add a new contact. The following information is required:

  • Name
  • Affiliation (if including more than one affiliation, separate with a semi-colon [e.g., Affiliation One; Affiliation Two])
  • Valid email address (all correspondence will be sent to this address)
  • Country
  • Province/State
  • Citizenship


Please do not add a new contact if the displayed email or affiliation is out of date. After completing your submission, please contact ABAI ( with the submission ID number and the corrected information for your contact. This ensures that there will not be multiple contact records for the same person.


Assurances, Photography Release, Confirmation of Submission Received


Data Assurance (Required)

Your completed submission is verification that you have permission to present the data and information in the submission. If submitting via email, type the following statement: "In making this submission, I affirm that the presenters in this event have been authorized to present the content and data and that the correct authors have been credited for the work presented."


Research Standards Assurance (Required)

You affirm that by making this submission, that all procedures described in this presentation conformed to the internationally recognized standards set forth for research involving human or animal subjects


Presentation Assurance (Required)

Your submission is acceptance of responsibility. If your submission is accepted, you guarantee that the presenting author (and chair, discussant, or panelist, as appropriate) will have current ABAI membership status, register for and attend the convention and deliver the presentation, as scheduled by the Program Board. Please note: Presenters who fail to deliver an accepted and scheduled presentation will not be permitted to present the following year. If submitting via email, type the following statement: "If my proposed presentation is accepted, I guarantee that the presenting author will register and attend the conference and deliver the presentation, as scheduled by the Program Board."


Conduct Assurance (Required)

All presenters at ABAI events are expected to abide by ABAI’s Ethics and Diversity policies. Discriminatory and derogatory language with respect to individuals or groups based on their personal characteristics (e.g., race, gender) will not be tolerated in presentations at ABAI.


Photography Release (Required)

You acknowledge that while at the ABAI event, you may be photographed by an ABAI-approved photographer. By making a submission, you are granting the Association for Behavior Analysis International permission to use your likeness in photograph(s) in any and all of its publications and in any and all other media, whether now known or hereafter existing, controlled by the Association for Behavior Analysis International, in perpetuity, and for other use by the association. You will make no monetary or other claim against the Association for Behavior Analysis International for the use of the photograph(s).


Language Assurance (Required)

You affirm that your submission uses language that reflects our values of equity and inclusion of all cultures and groups and adheres to the guidelines outlined in the Call for Submissions Handbook.


Submission Confirmation

For each submission, each author listed will receive a confirmation email containing a submission ID number; said email serves as confirmation that the submission has been received and saved in the convention database. Please keep the submission ID number for your records to reference when communicating with the ABAI office. You may review the submission at any time by returning to the "Call for Papers Entry" section of the portal. If you do not receive a submission confirmation email, do not resubmit. Please contact the ABAI office at


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