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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

Hotel and Travel Information




Headquarters Hotels

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

1 Market Place

San Diego, CA 92101

Reservations: 888-421-1442

Single-occupancy room: $174/night plus applicable taxes 

Limited availability remaining on the nights of 5/26 and 2/27 only.


Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

333 West Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92101

Reservations: 877-622-3056

Single-occupancy room: $169/night plus applicable taxes


Note: We recommend making reservations as soon as possible, as rooms will likely sell out quickly. The deadline for ABAI's discounted rate is April 23, 2018.


When reserving a room, guests will be charged a non-refundable deposit equal to one night's room and tax 90 days before the date of check-in; upon check-in, this will be applied toward the final balance. 


Convention registration is not required to make a reservation. However, ABAI will cross-check the hotel reservation list against our list of event attendees. Room reservations are subject to cancellation if hotel guests using ABAI rooms are not registered for the convention.




San Diego Hotels


  • Manchester Grand Hyatt—self-parking: $35/day; valet parking: $49/day
  • Marriott Marquis—self-parking: $35/day; valet parking: $50/day



San Diego International Airport (SAN) is approximately 3 miles from downtown, about a 10-minute taxi ride (estimated one-way fare: $17). From SAN you can connect with Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner and the COASTER at Amtrak’s Santa Fe Depot using the Metropolitan Transit System's route 992.


Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)

MTS buses travel between the airport and downtown on route 992. Buses stop at terminals 1 and 2, and operate 5 am–11:30 pm every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays.


The MTS light rail's four lines serve many popular areas such as downtown, San Diego State University, Old Town, and the Mexican border.


Travel Discounts
  • Delta Air Lines—up to 10% discount on bookings through Delta with meeting code NMQR2
  • Flagship Cruises & Events—up to 10% discount on any cruise with meeting code FSWEB10
  • Hertz rental cars—rates specifically for the 2018 Annual Convention with meeting code 022L5069
  • SuperShuttle—$2 off one-way and $4 off round-trip services with meeting code GBAH4

Modifed by Eddie Soh