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.

50th Annual Convention

Preconvention workshops: Thursday, May 23–Friday, May 24

Convention: Saturday, May 25–Monday, May 27

Pennsylvania Convention Center and Marriott Philadelphia Downtown

ABAI’s 50th Annual Convention will be in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! By day, visit fascinating museums, vibrant parks, and U.S. national historic sites. After the sun sets, the city heats up with acclaimed performing arts, amazing dining, and vibrant nightlife.


The Pennsylvania Convention Center and the headquarters hotel, the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, are located in the heart of this walkable and accessible city. The convention center is steps from art institutions such as the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Rodin Museum; and historic sites such as the Liberty Bell and the National Constitution Center, part of “America’s most historic square mile.” From Philadelphia’s highest spot (One Liberty Observation Deck, 883 feet above the city) to one of its most visited (Reading Terminal Market, welcoming millions of diners and shoppers each year), these are the city’s defining attractions.


Philadelphia International Airport touts 25 airlines, including all major domestic carriers, and offers nearly 500 daily departures to more than 130 destinations worldwide. Seven miles from downtown, the airport is easily accessible from the convention center. Many shuttles as well as a regional rail service run to Jefferson Station, which is next to the convention center and the headquarters hotel.


Special for 2024

To celebrate this important milestone, all student members can enjoy an additional 20% discount on the 2024 convention registration, automatically applied at checkout! ABAI student membership allows for the best discounts for student event registration, and we are excited to offer student registration for this special convention at a greater discount than usual. Students can join now to take advantage of this deal.


The 50th Annual Convention will also feature a virtual attendance option! A portion of specially curated conference sessions will be viewable remotely (live or on-demand) with the opportunity to earn over 70 continuing education credits. Virtual attendance will be available at a discounted rate! Please note that this option is available to audience members only – presenters must register and attend in-person. Regardless of virtual or on-site attendance, all registrants will receive the recorded sessions for on-demand viewing following the convention.



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