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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



The 44th Annual Convention will be split equally between the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina and the Manchester Grand Hyatt. The Marriott Marquis will feature the exhibit hall, general sessions, and some breakouts. The Manchester Grand Hyatt will feature the remaining breakouts, as well as the ABAI Social.


Headquarters Hotels

San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

333 West Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92101


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


Reservations: 877-622-3056

**Limited availability; check back often for newly available rooms**


Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

1 Market Place

San Diego, CA 92101


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


Reservations: 888-421-1442

**Limited availability; check back often for newly available rooms**


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.


Overflow Hotel

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown

601 Pacific Highway

San Diego, CA 92101


Single-occupancy room:  $199/night plus applicable taxes


Reservations: 1800EMBASSY

Group code: ABA

Hilton San Diego Bayfront 

1 Park Boulevard

San Diego, CA 92101


Single-occupancy room:  $199/night plus applicable taxes


Reservations: 1800HILTONS

Group code: ABAO


Booking Information

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. 


Room rates are subject to state and local taxes. Rates may be applicable 3 days before and 3 days after convention dates, depending on availability. A portion of the room rate is used to defray the association’s convention expenses.


Convention registration is not required to make a reservation. However, ABAI will cross-check the hotel reservation lists against our list of event attendees. Room reservations are subject to cancellation if hotel guests using ABAI rooms are not registered for the convention by April 17, 2018.


Hotel Restaurants

Manchester Grand Hyatt Restaurants


Marriott Marquis Restaurants

  • Exchange—quick California-style food and drinks; open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Marina Kitchen Restaurant & Bar—American cuisine; daily wine tastings at 5 pm; open 6:30 am–10 pm
  • Roy’s—Asian fusion; open Mon.–Thurs. 11:30 am–10 pm, Fri.–Sat. 11:30 am–11 pm, Sun. 11:30 am–9 pm
  • Starbucks—coffee and pastries; open for breakfast and lunch
  • Tequila Bar & Grille—Baja Mexican-influenced dishes; open 11 am–7 pm


  • 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