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16 Amazing ABA Conferences in 2022–2023!

Whether you’re in the field of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and interested in professional development or just want to learn more about it, we’re giving you the top 16 ABA conferences near you and around the world! These conferences are also great for families and caregivers hoping to learn more about how they can support their neurodivergent loved ones!

Applied Behavior Analysis continues to grow rapidly, with good reason! ABA therapy has been proven incredibly effective in helping people with various behavioral and developmental challenges associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder become more independent and live fuller lives.

There are upcoming ABA conferences taking place all over the world. Let’s look at a few!

ABA Conferences in 2022

1. Behavioral Science: Applications in Leadership & Supervision Conference, November 11, 2022, Lawrence, Kansas OR Online Virtually

This ABA conference features presentations about Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Behavior management leaders aim to explore supervision-related issues affecting ABA outcomes. Attending would benefit behavior analysts like BCBA-Ds, BCBAs, BCaBAs & RBTs. Professionals, such as psychologists, educators, and advocates, will also gain a lot from attending.

2. ABA in the ATL, August 27, 2022, Atlanta, Georgia

The Atlanta Behavior Academy presents ABA in the ATL this year on August 27, 2022. This Behavior Analytic Conference was designed for all ABA professionals, including BCBAs, RBTs, and students. However, it can be helpful for family members, advocates, and allies to attend and learn more about Applied Behavior Analysis. Those that participate can earn continuing education units and supervision. Additionally, this ABA conference gives participants swag bags, book-signing opportunities, exhibits, and happy hours.

3. FTF Behavioral Consulting Workshop, September 20-22, 2022, Worcester, Massachusetts

This three-day workshop aims to share information on compassionate practices, trauma-informed assessments, and treatments. The presentations are geared toward professionals like BCBAs, BCaBAs, SLPs, OTs, RBTs, psychologists, families, and advocates who care for children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays.

Those in attendance can expect to receive information about available assessments and new treatments for issues like food selectivity and sleep hygiene. Additionally, attendees will be presented with the Preschool Life Curriculum, a class-wide behavior program. While attending, participants earn continuing education units.

4. IRCA’s 2nd Annual Virtual Autism Conference: Learning Together, September 22, 2022, Virtual Conference

The Indiana Resource Center for Autism will soon host its second annual virtual conference. Attendance is open to family members, autism leaders, behavior consultants, educators, psychologists, ABA clinicians, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, advocates, allies, students, and individuals on the spectrum. It is a forum for better understanding and learning strategies to support individuals with autism.

Speakers will address autism-like behavior, educational strategies, schooling, mental health, and adult autism. Additionally, presentations will discuss social skills, transition planning, adult services, administrative services, and more.

5. AZABA 2022 Annual Conference, October 28-29, 2022, Phoenix, Arizona

The Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis will soon be hosting its annual conference in hybrid form in October 2022. The AZABA Conference is the most expansive ABA-specific event in Arizona. BCBAs, RBTs, students, community members, families, executive leaders, and other professionals in the field of autism are expected to attend.

6. 10th Annual Michigan Autism Conference, October 5-7, 2022, Kalamazoo, Michigan 

This year’s ABA conference aims to share information and strategies on scientifically valid, behavioral-based treatment approaches with parents, professionals, caregivers, and educators who work with and care for someone neurodivergent. Conferences like this one promote awareness and training. Expect to attend several workshops and keynote speaking engagements.

7. BABAT 2022 Annual Conference, October 12-14, 2022, Worcester, Massachusetts 

The Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT) 43rd Annual Conference will take place at the DCU Center this year. This conference was created to support teachers, students, professionals, and all persons interested in Applied Behavior Analysis, developmental disabilities, autism, ethics, behavior medicine, professional development, and more.

8. ORABA 2022 Conference, October 15, 2022. Tigard, Oregon

The Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis will host its annual ABA conference, with its central theme being “Compassionate Behavior Analysis for a Brighter Future.” Those in attendance will benefit from keynote presentations, symposia, and various speaker presentations. This will be the conference’s first in-person meeting! It is sure to be a unique educational experience.

9. MABA Conference, October 20-22, 2022, St. Louis, Missouri 

The Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis conference will be held in person. There will also be virtual tickets available. MABA is a membership organization whose primary goal is to promote a scholarly exchange of information about behavior analysis. Through their annual convention, they share updates on the science of behavior analysis. The conference will include workshops, speaker presentations, networking, poster sessions, awards, and networking opportunities.

10. Autism New Jersey’s 40th Annual Autism Conference, October 20-21, 2022, Atlantic City, New Jersey 

The annual Autism New Jersey conference will include over 50 workshops, exhibits, opportunities to network, presentations, and encore seminar recordings from past meetings. Continuing education units are available at no additional cost.

11. New York State ABA 33rd Annual Conference, October 27-28, 2022, Albany, New York 

The NYSABA will present attendees with speaker presentations, workshops, poster sessions, panels, and symposia covering assorted topics related to autism. One keynote presentation will focus on humbling behaviorism and cultural humility. Additionally, there will also be a presentation on the importance of supervision. Continuing education units are available for professionals.

12. Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis 25th Annual Conference, October 27-28, 2022, Nashville, Tennessee 

The TABA conference will be a hybrid event to make it available to a more significant population this year. Various presenters will discuss topics related to behavior analysis.

13. ABAI 11th International Conference, September 1–3, 2022, Dublin, Ireland

The Association for Behavior Analysis International is one of the world’s largest conferences devoted to Applied Behavior Analysis. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn from top researchers and practitioners in the field, this is the conference for you!

This year the conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland, and will present influential presenters in the field of autism. Additionally, there will be time for cross-disciplinary presentations, networking opportunities with international colleagues, and poster sessions.

14. Autism Parenting Summit, September 16-19, 2022, Virtual

This ABA conference is ideal for parents or young individuals on the autism spectrum. The Autism Parenting Summit will explore the parenting journey and cover topics like self-care, anxiety, mental health, food selectivity, education, transitions, sensory solutions, speech and communication skills, social skills, sensory issues, plus so much more. This is an excellent ABA conference for family members!

ABA Conferences in 2023

15. Association for Behavior Analysis International 49th Annual Convention, May 25-26, 2023, Denver, Colorado

This ABA conference will focus on topics of interest for parents, scientists, and professionals in the field of autism. Discussion of autism research will explore international issues affecting people worldwide. Additionally, there will be books and exhibits available to explore.

16. Annual CalABA Conference, March 9-11, 2023, Long Beach, California

This conference is perfect for students, researchers, practitioners, administrators, educators, and professionals in the field. Individuals of all ages and capabilities are encouraged to attend. Families are also invited. Topics explored are related to special education, rehabilitation, ABA, behavior treatments, and autism.

ABA Conferences for Everyone

If you are on the lookout for professional development opportunities, want to learn more about Applied Behavior Analysis, or are simply interested in the field of ABA, then be sure to attend one of the many conferences listed in this article. The information and networking opportunities available at these conferences will be invaluable to your career as an ABA therapist or practitioner.

For more information on ABA therapy in general or specific services at ABA Centers of America, contact us at (844) 969-4222 or visit abacenters.com.