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.


38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

Program by Special Events: Friday, May 25, 2012

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Special Event #1
Closed Meeting: Affiliated Chapters Leadership Training
Friday, May 25, 2012
2:00 PM–5:00 PM
Aspen (Sheraton)
Chair: Gordon Bourland (Trinity Behavioral Associates)

At the affiliated chapters leadership training, learn strategies for building and growing vibrant chapters. Network and brainstorm with other leaders—from chapters of all sizes, types, and locations. This session will focus on practical steps you can take to ensure the health of your chapter. Although the training is free for up to three officers per chapter, advance registration is required. This event is closed; attendance is by invitation only.

Special Event #2
Friends of SABA Reception
Friday, May 25, 2012
5:30 PM–6:30 PM
Willow A (Sheraton)
Chair: Michael J. Dougher (University of New Mexico)

The Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA) benefits every year from the generosity of many ABAI members. Those who made donations in 2011 and 2012 are invited to a reception in their honor to show our gratitude for their commitment to the welfare and future of behavior analysis. Donations fund student research fellowships, the Doctoral Dissertation and Master’s Thesis Research Endowment Fund, and grants for students who are presenting authors at ABAI events.

Special Event #3
International Reception
Friday, May 25, 2012
6:30 PM–8:00 PM
Grand Ballroom A (Sheraton)
Chair: Martha Hübner (Universidade de Sao Paulo)

All convention attendees are invited to the International Reception, where we will welcome international members and review ABAI’s efforts to develop and disseminate behavior analysis around the world. We will also recognize the recipients of the 2011 International Development Grants from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA): Amy Durgin (Western Michigan University), Judith Mathews (University of Nebraska Medical Center), and Tracy Pierce Bender (Brent Woodall Foundation for Exceptional Children).

Special Event #5
Welcome Reception organized by the ABAI Student Committee
Friday, May 25, 2012
8:00 PM–10:30 PM
Grand Ballroom BC (Sheraton)
Chair: Antonio M. Harrison (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles)

ABAI welcomes all of its members to Seattle. Join us for a night of fun and entertainment organized by the ABAI Student Committee. This is an opportunity for students to meet and greet with each other as peers and get the chance to speak to some great behavior analysts. It's a great time and place for students to come together with all the members of ABAI.




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