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.

17th Annual Autism Conference

Sunday, February 19–Tuesday, February 21, 2023


Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel; San Diego, California

Next stop—sunny San Diego! We are pleased to announce ABAI’s return to San Diego, California for the 17th Annual Autism Conference! The event will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, overlooking the San Diego Bay, and surrounded by alluring ocean views and downtown skylines.


Within steps of the hotel, conference attendees will find exciting attractions, dining, shopping, and nightlife. The San Diego Zoo, Birch Aquarium, and Legoland are popular destinations for attendees of all ages.


The Hilton San Diego Bayfront provides a complimentary beach bus every weekend to the iconic Coronado Island Beach and has a heated swimming pool onsite.


The very walkable Historic Gaslamp Quarter has shopping, dining, and nightlife in a quaint and picturesque setting. The Seaport Village is also a nearby cultural hub which showcases eclectic retailers, art galleries, and cafes, all right near the harbor. Petco Park is home to San Diego’s MLB team, the Padres, and the USS Midway Museum is nearby at the Navy Pier and boasts a collection of historical naval aircraft carriers. No matter your interest, San Diego is sure to have something fun for all conference attendees.


San Diego International Airport is the second-busiest single-runway airport in the world. The airport's landing approach is well known for its close proximity to the skyscrapers of downtown San Diego. The San Diego Airport (SAN) is approximately 4 miles, a 15-minute taxi ride, away from the Hilton San Diego Bayfront where the conference will be taking place.





Current Exhibitors


Hi-5 ABA, Inc.
Premier Package Exhibitor
Booth #25
Hi-5 ABA, Inc. helps BCBAs start their own practice by providing the necessary administrative services, allowing the BCBA to focus on the clinical side. Our services include incorporation, billing, credentialing, payroll, cash-flow assistance, tech recruiting, financial reports, and more.
ACE ABA Software System
Premium Exhibitor
Booth #2
The Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia® is the premier, ABA educational software system for learners with autism. The ACE® includes a challenging behavior module, multiple assessments, data entry, and automated graphing features as well as more than 1,900 customizable programs. This all in one solution for autism education also includes a direct data entry app for your iOS devices. Designed by the world-renowned New England Center for Children® the ACE utilizes the principles of applied behavior analysis to help you ensure maximum progress.
Endicott College
Premium Exhibitor
Booth #44
The programs at Endicott College's Department of ABA include the Master of Science in ABA, with concentrations in Autism, Child Clinical, Mental Health, and Organizational Behavior Management, the Certificate in ABA for post-masters students, freestanding certificates in the concentration areas, and the Ph.D. in ABA. The doctoral program is a scientist-practitioner model that focuses on developing skills in applied research and higher education instruction. The Institute for Applied Behavioral Science also sponsors an annual DEI conference, an annual parent autism conference, and an annual ABA Ethics Conference (with the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.)
Booth #34
Given the growing need to provide specialized, high-quality intervention for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the Progressive Behavior Analyst Autism Council™ provides credentialing programs that preserve and promote a progressive approach to applied behavior analysis (ABA) as a treatment method for ASD. These programs use a rigorous and defensible combination of assessment formats to recognize individuals who meet a high standard of practice.
Huntington Insurance
Standard Exhibitor
Huntington Insurance, Inc. has partnered with ABAI to offer member pricing on professional liability insurance. This protection is needed by all professionals to guard individuals and companies from attorneys’ errors, omissions, and lawsuits, and is separate from a standard general liability policy. An insurance policy is just the beginning; Huntington Insurance, Inc. agents take it a step further, passing along our knowledge of employee benefits and risk management to help you identify ways to lower risk. ABAI members receive a special discount. Stop by our booth for more information.
University of West Florida
Standard Exhibitor
Booth #40
The Center for Behavior Analysis at the University of West Florida offers online verified course sequences and degree options for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing, RBT, BCaBA, BCBA, ABAT, QASP-S, and QBA certification. Tuition is affordable and courses start every semester. We also offer online CEUs on-demand in collaboration with the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.



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