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

Scheduling Criteria

The Program Board can consider only the presenting author, chair, panelists, and discussant of each submission when resolving scheduling conflicts.

 

Author Limits

  • Papers, posters, individual symposium presentations, workshops, and Expo posters must have one presenting author and no more than seven additional authors.
  • Panels must have exactly three panelists and one chair.
  • Paper sessions, symposia, panels, business meetings, and reunions must each have one chair.
  • Symposia, depending on the number of individual presentations, may have one discussant.

 

Role Limits

To limit the number of concurrent and potentially conflicting presentations, and to increase the impact and prestige of the poster sessions, individuals may serve in the following roles:

  • presenting author on no more than two posters, and
  • presenting author/panelist on no more than one oral presentation (paper, individual symposium presentation, or panel), and
  • chair or discussant on no more than one symposia or panel.

 

The Program Board will reject submissions that include individuals exceeding the role limits outlined above. Consideration of which submission to reject when a participant has surpassed his or her limit will be made with attention to the order in which submissions were received.

 

An individual may have one role from category 1 and one role from category 2. An individual cannot have two roles from category 1 and zero roles from category 2, nor may they have zero roles in category 1 and two roles in category 2. In addition, individuals may have two roles from category 3.

 

Category 1Category 2Category 3
Symposium Chair Symposium Presenting Author Poster Presenting Author
Symposium Discussant Paper Presenting Author
Panel Chair Panelist

 

 

Counts Toward
Role Limit

Does Not Count Toward Role Limit
B. F. Skinner Session Chair
B. F. Skinner Session Presenting Author
Business Meeting Chair
Invited Session Chair
Invited Session Presenting Author
Panel Chair
Panelist
PDS Panelist
Paper Presenting Author
Paper Session Chair
Reunion Chair
Symposium Chair
Symposium Discussant
Symposium Presenting Author
Workshop Presenting Author
Poster Presenting Author
Expo Poster Presenting Author
Poster Discussant
Author on any submission type

 

 

 

Role Descriptions

Presenting author.This individual must become an ABAI member, register for the convention and make the presentation. This person does not need to be the first author. Presenting authors are required for individual symposium presentations, posters, and papers.

 

Author. This individual is not required to register for the convention or become a member, but his or her name will be published in the convention program. Authors are optional for papers, posters, individual symposium presentations, and expo posters. 

 

Expo poster presenting author. This individual must become an ABAI member, register for the convention, and attend the expo poster session. This person does not need to be the first author. 

 

Workshop instructor (presenting author). This individual must become an ABAI member and present the workshop. This person is not required to attend or register for the convention. 

 

Panelist.This individual must become an ABAI member, register for the convention, and participate in the panel. This individual participates in an audience-driven question and answer format session following a short abstract presentation delivered by the chair.

 

Chair.This individual must become an ABAI member, register for the convention, and participate in the presentation. The chair oversees the session, delivers a short abstract summarizing the session, introduces the first presenter, acts as a timekeeper, and ensures the session ends on time.

 

Poster chair. The poster chair is responsible for attending his or her assigned poster session to oversee the session and ensure that all the discussants are present for their area. This person should be prepared to act as discussant if needed. 

 

Paper session chair. This individual must become an ABAI member, register for the convention, and participate in the presentation. Area coordinators assign one of the presenting authors from the session to this role. The chair oversees the session, introduces the presenters, acts as a timekeeper, and ensures the session ends on time.

 

Reunion chair.This individual must become an ABAI member, register for the convention, and attend the reunion. 

 

Business meeting chair.This individual must become an ABAI member, register for the convention, and attend the business meeting. 

 

Discussant. This individual must become an ABAI member, register for the convention, and participate in the presentation. The discussant highlights and integrates the contributions of various presenters in the session.

 

Poster discussant. The role of poster discussant is to attend assigned sessions, listen to the explanation of presenters about their posters, ask questions about the studies, and provide feedback on presentation style, poster layout, and the content of the study being presented. 

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