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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.

45th Annual Convention



Hyatt Regency Chicago, Swissôtel Chicago, and Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park

ABAI is committed to providing a welcoming, accessible environment for all attendees. If you require an accommodation for a disability, please contact us at by Monday, April 1, 2019. Our team will write back to confirm, and the same email address may be used for additional questions or follow-up. We will make every effort to accommodate all requests, within the logistical limits of our venues.


Getting Around

ABAI makes full use of the hotel facilities, and events are spread out. There are a number of spots to sit and rest in the hallways, in large corridors outside the ballrooms, near the session rooms, and in the hotel lobbies. If you use mobility aids we recommend bringing them or arranging for a rental ahead of time.


Scooter and Wheelchair Rental 


Accessible Transportation 

Public Transportation 


Taxi Service—Open Taxis


Shuttle Rentals—SuperShuttle


Van Rentals


Durable Medical Equipment Supplies


Event Seating 

Each room has taped-off wheelchair/scooter seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is limited, marked accessible seating at the front of each session room for those with hearing and/or visual impairments. For help, please alert an ABAI staff member (wearing a red shirt). 


Elevator Access 

If you need to use elevators regularly instead of escalators or stairs, please stop by the registration desk or or view a map of the Hyatt Regency and the Swissotel and Fairmont.


Waiting in Lines 

To accommodate difficulties with standing in line, please alert a line management staff member (wearing a red sash). 

Anyone with limited mobility or who is using a mobility device such as a scooter, walker, crutches, or wheelchair, may wait near the front of the line to take advantage of accessible seating. 



Restrooms without push-button access on the doors will be propped open.


Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at the Fairmont and Hyatt Regency; the hotels ask that you please alert them prior to your arrival. There is an animal relief area to the left of the front drive at the Fairmont and plenty of grassy spots outside the Hyatt Regency. Please check back for service animal information for the Swissôtel.



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