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.


47th Annual Convention; Online; 2021

All times listed are Eastern time (GMT-4 at the time of the convention in May).

Program by Noteworthy Activities: Saturday, May 29, 2021


Noteworthy Activity #12A
ABAI Virtual Photo Booth
Saturday, May 29, 2021
8:00 AM–8:00 PM EDT

Take a photo to commemorate your time at the annual convention! Just click the “Photo Booth” link in the left-hand navigation sidebar on the virtual platform to be taken to a virtual photo booth with digital props and custom stickers. Share online with #ABAI21 to show your creation to friends!

Noteworthy Activity #69A
Exhibit Hours
Saturday, May 29, 2021
11:00 AM–4:00 PM EDT

Visit dozens of exhibitors in the virtual exhibit hall!

Noteworthy Activity #84A
Meet & Greet and Discussion With Nasiah Cirincione-Ulezi and Noor Syed
Saturday, May 29, 2021
1:00 PM–2:00 PM EDT
NOOR YOUNUS SYED (SUNY Empire State College; Anderson Center International; Endicott College), NASIAH CIRINCIONE-ULEZI (ULEZI, LLC; Pivot 2 Inclusion; The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; Capella University)

Discussion topics will include: implicit biases; potential empirical investigations surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), verbal behavior surrounding DEI, and next steps as a field.

Noteworthy Activity #84B
Meet & Greet and Discussion With Kent Johnson
Saturday, May 29, 2021
1:00 PM–2:00 PM EDT
KENT JOHNSON (Morningside Academy)

Dr. Kent Johnson would like to meet and greet you all to describe his new book,The Morningside Model of Generative Instruction: Building A Bridge Between Skills and Inquiry Teaching,co-authored with long-time co-writer Dr. Elizabeth Street, as well as Morningside Academy Directors Andrew Kieta and Joanne Robbins.At over 500 pages, this comprehensive work provides a thorough overview of how best practices in behavioral education can bridge the seemingly endless divide between educators who build basic skills and those who aim to teach inquiry and thinking. This is a must-have for those interested in expanding from direct instruction and fluency-based instruction into higher order thinking and problem solving, as well as teachers looking to build solid foundations from which to continue inquiry-based approaches.

Noteworthy Activity #84C
Meet & Greet and Discussion With Aaron Fischer
Saturday, May 29, 2021
1:00 PM–2:00 PM EDT
AARON J. FISCHER (University of Utah)

Topics to discuss will include:

  • Telehealth applications for behavior analysts in research and practice
  • Supporting trainee/consultee/supervisee skill development through virtual training environments
  • Teleconsultation to support ABA practice in school settings
  • Telesupervison and support.
Noteworthy Activity #84D
Principles of Behavior, 8e: Meet & Greet With the Authors
Saturday, May 29, 2021
1:00 PM–2:00 PM EDT
RICHARD W. MALOTT (Western Michigan University), KELLY KOHLER (Western Michigan University)

Our 8th edition just came out on April 1, 2021, and we’re eager to chat with you about it. To answer questions like, “Why’s this the world’s greatest intro to behavior analysis?” Like, “Is it just rats and pigeons or DD or autism?” Like, “Why’s it so weird?” “Is it really as rigorous as you think it is?” “Is it a fun read?” “Is it an easy read?” “Is it really an excellent choice for both college freshmen and first-year grad students?” “Is it really responsible for seducing a lot of innocent students into the field of behavior analysis?”

Oh yes, and we might also chat about our fantasy of providing continuous, online support and about any corrections you recommend or problems you see, because we hope to make whatever adjustments are helpful online, as we probably can’t re-edit the book, until the 9th edition.

This isn’t a talk, but rather an informal question, and hopefully answer, session.

Noteworthy Activity #179A
Virtual Cocktails/Mocktails Course
Saturday, May 29, 2021
8:00 PM–9:00 PM EDT

Join the fun tonight with a virtual game night and cocktails/mocktails event! No RSVP or registration is required, just click sign on at 8:00 PM Eastern (or a few minutes before) to join other attendees for a fun evening of learning how to make two cocktails/mocktails.

Please note you will need the materials and ingredients listed here to make your cocktails or mocktails; we suggest gathering them all ahead of time.




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