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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.

44th Annual Convention

Important Dates to Remember


Sept. 1
Headquarter hotels begin taking reservations (discounted room rate)—don’t hesitate; rooms sell out quickly.
January 31
Deadline for 10% booth discount (cannot be used with any other discount)


February 9
Exhibitor contract, logos, and company descriptions due for program book


February 9
Payment due in full (including new exhibitor applications)


February 9
Deadline for cancellations and refunds


February 12
Ads due for inclusion in program book


February 12
Sponsor logos due for inclusion in program book


February 16

Exhibitor services manual available onlinenote discount deadlines is May 4, 2018

March 15

Premier Exhibit Sponsors’ text due for first joint email promotion (35 words maximum)


March 26

Graphics and logos due for sponsorship and “We’re Hiring” signs


April 4
Logos due for exhibitor “passport” (if purchased)


April 13
Third-party exhibitor contractor information and certificates of insurance due


April 16

Notice of proposed giveaways or raffles due to for approval


April 20
Exhibitor contract, company information, ads, and logos due for inclusion in addendum


April 23
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego discount room rate cut-off


April 24

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina discount room rate cut-off


April 25
Freeman Services begin receiving orders at the warehouse
May 1
Premier Exhibit Sponsors’ text due for second joint email promotion (35 words maximum)


May 4
Exhibitor services discount deadline

May 10
Virtual launch of hybrid career fair (on-site portion will include interview room availability)


May 15
Deadline for company/product description information to appear in mobile app


May 22
Deadline for receiving orders at regular rates (3:30 pm)

May 25
Exhibitor set-up (2 pm5 pm; double time rates will apply for labor and material handling after 4:30 pm for move-in; orders addressed to Freeman Services and shipped directly to the hotel must not arrive before this date or they will be refused)


May 26
Exhibits open (9 am–3:30 pm; 7 pm10 pm) 
May 27
Exhibits open (9 am–3:30 pm; 5:30 pm–7:30 pm) 
May 27
Career Fair (1 pm–4 pm)
May 28
Exhibits open (9 am–3:30 pm)


May 29
Exhibitor move-out (8 am–10 am; Carriers must check in by 9 am for outbound shipping)


Send ads/logos to as EPS, TIFF, JPEG, or PDF files (minimum 300 dpi).


Exhibitor Schedule Overview


Exhibitor Rates and Application


Sponsorship and Marketing Opportunities


Advertising Opportunities


Dates and Deadlines


Attendee Profile


Modifed by Eddie Soh