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.

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44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

Browsing Instructions

Use the menu on the left to view sessions, workshops, and special events. If you do not see a day, area, or other category listed in the left navigation, there are no events matching that category.


Continuing Education

ABAI is currently approved to offer continuing education for Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), American Psychological Association (PSY), National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board (QABA). Certain conferences or sessions may be approved for other types of CE as well.


In general, 50-minute sessions are worth 1 CE credit; 80-minute sessions are worth 1.5 credits; and 110-minute sessions are worth 2 credits.


The type of CE each session offers—if any—is indicated in the online program, the app, and the printed program. Not all sessions are approved to offer CE, so please double check one of those sources if in doubt.


Additional information about CE policies and procedures can be found here.


Program Areas

The program area abbreviations are spelled out below. Complete descriptions of each area can be found here.


  • AAB: Applied Animal Behavior
  • AUT: Autism
  • BPN: Behavioral Pharmacology and Neuroscience
  • CBM: Clinical/Family/Behavioral Medicine
  • CSS: Community, Social, and Sustainability Issues
  • DDA: Developmental Disabilities
  • DEV: Behavioral Development
  • EAB: Experimental Analysis of Behavior
  • EDC: Education
  • OBM: Organizational Behavior Management
  • PCH: Philosophical, Conceptual, and Historical Issues
  • PRA: Practice
  • TBA: Teaching Behavior Analysis
  • VRB: Verbal Behavior



Program Domains

The four program domains are applied research, basic research, service delivery, and theory. Complete explanations of each domain can be found here.


Payment for Workshops

All workshops require a tuition fee in addition to the conference/convention registration fee. When viewing the full description of the workshop, click “Register for Workshop” to be taken to the online store, where you can click “Add to Cart.” Do this for each of the workshops you would like to attend. Click “View Cart” in the left navigation menu to begin the checkout process. All payments must be made in U.S. funds. You must be logged in to your ABAI portal account to check out.



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