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.

40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

Program by Reunions: Sunday, May 25, 2014

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Reunion #300
Global Autism Project SkillCorps Reunion
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
Hyde Park B (Hyatt Conference Center)
Chair: Molly Ola Pinney (Global Autism Project)
This reunion is for all past and future SkillCorps members and partner sites of the Global Autism Project.
Reunion #301a
Florida Institute of Technology Reception
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
Jackson Park A (Hyatt Conference Center)
Chair: Theresa Regan (Florida Institute of Technology)

Florida Institute of Technology welcomes individuals who want to mingle and network.

Reunion #302
University of North Carolina Wilmington Reunion
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
Jackson Park B (Hyatt Conference Center)
Chair: Christine E. Hughes (University of North Carolina Wilmington)

Back by popular demand...Students, faculty, and friends of behavior analysis at the University of North Carolina Wilmington are invited to reunite with old friends and meet new ones. Please join us!

Keyword(s): reunion, UNCW
Reunion #303
Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group Social Hour Reception
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
Jackson Park D (Hyatt Conference Center)
Chair: Tracie L. Lindblad (Four Points)
The Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis (SPABA) Special Interest Group welcomes its members, and any other ABAI attendees, for an occasion of informal social interaction and dialogue. This is an opportunity for speech-language pathologists, behavior analysts, and students in the fields of SLP and/or ABA to meet and talk about areas of common professional interest and to further interprofessional collaboration. This social reception will provide our members and other interested professionals with ample opportunity to connect and converse. All current, previous, and future SPABA members welcome. Bring your friends!
Keyword(s): interdisciplinary collaboration, speech therapy, speech-language pathology, verbal behavior
Reunion #305
Western Michigan University Reunion
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
Regency Ballroom A (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Chair: Stephanie M. Peterson (Western Michigan University)

This is a social event. It is a reunion for alumni, students, faculty, and friends of Western Michigan University.

Keyword(s): reunion, Western Michigan
Reunion #306
University of Florida Reunion
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
DuSable A-C (Hyatt Conference Center)
Chair: Jennifer N. Haddock (University of Florida)
The purpose of this reunion is to provide an opportunity for University of Florida alumni, faculty, students, family, and friends to gather together during this year's convention.
Reunion #307
University of Kansas
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
Regency Ballroom D (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Chair: Edward K. Morris (The University of Kansas)

At the University of Kansas, 2013 marks the 49th anniversary of the founding of its behavior analysis programs in the Department of Human Development and Family Life (1964-2004). They are sustained and evolve, today, in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science (2004-2014), which celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2015. The ABAI reunion offers anyone associated with the programs an opportunity to meet again and meet anew, whether they are current and past faculty members, undergraduate and graduate students, alumni and friends of the departments, or their families. We feature a slide show and cash bar.

Reunion #308
MultiABA Karaoke Night
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
Hyde Park A (Hyatt Conference Center)
Chair: Sakurako Sherry Tanaka (Mutlicultural Alliance of Behavior Analysts)
Join MultiABA for a night of fundraising, socializing and singing. Even if you aren't a singer stop by and meet members of MultiABA and enjoy the serenading of others. Prior registration is nesssary. For more information please contact or sign up on our website:
Reunion #309
University of North Texas Department of Behavior Analysis Reunion
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
Regency Ballroom C (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Chair: Richard G. Smith (University of North Texas)
Students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas are invited to reunite with old friends and meet new ones as we celebrate more that three decades of excellence and achievement in behavior analysis at UNT.
Keyword(s): Reunion, UNT
Reunion #310
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Reunion
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
Field A-C (Hyatt Conference Center)
Chair: Carla H. Lagorio (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)
All current students, faculty, alumni, and friends are invited to come socialize at this year's UWEC reunion.
Keyword(s): Eau Claire, UWEC
Reunion #311
Behavior as the Brohaviorist Views It: A Brohaviorside Reunion!
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
Jackson Park C (Hyatt Conference Center)
Chair: Ryan Lee O'Donnell (Brohavior)
This event will celebrate the first year of the Brohaviorside Chatters – an online community of behavioral neophytes and journeymen that formed in April of 2013. We aim to create a collaborative environment where students of behavior analysis are exposed to and pursue behavior analytic literature, philosophy and research that is outside of the scope of the BACB approved course sequence. If you share a similar interest, then please come join us!
Keyword(s): Brohavior, Collaboration, Community, Online Community
Reunion #312
The Chicago School, B. F. Skinner Foundation, and Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies Reunion
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
Prairie (Hyatt Conference Center)
Chair: Diana J. Walker (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
All ABAI convention attendees are invited to join this celebration, which includes the B. F. Skinner Foundation, the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, and the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) departments of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and Online). This event commemorates the Tenth Anniversary of TCSPP’s first ABA Department and the Fifth Anniversary of the joint ABAI reunion among TCSPP-ABA, the BF Skinner Foundation, and the Cambridge Center, a tradition started by Dr. Chuck Merbitz in 2009. Dr. Julie Vargas and Dr. Hank Pennypacker will represent the BF Skinner Foundation and the Cambridge Center, respectively, and Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Friends of TCSPP-ABA will gather to celebrate. Come and meet a diverse group of behavior analysts and friends of behavior analysis, from students to seasoned faculty, to well-known researchers in the field. All ABAI attendees are invited to network, talk about behavior, and have an all-around good time!
Keyword(s): Cambridge Center, Chicago School, reunion, Skinner Foundation
Reunion #313
Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Nevada, Reno
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
Regency Ballroom E (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Chair: Ramona Houmanfar (University of Nevada, Reno)
This year marks the 24th Anniversary of the Behavior Analysis Program at UNR. We look forward to celebrating the following accomplishments with our colleagues and students at ABAI 2014: • Dr. Linda Hayes, the co-founder of our program is the President Elect of ABAI. • We were awarded the “Organizational Enduring Contribution to Behavior Analysis” by the Society for Advancement of Behavior Analysis in May 2010. • The Program has Conferred over 40 Ph.D. degrees. • The On-Campus Masters program has conferred over 80 Masters degrees. • The Satellite Masters program has conferred over 100 Off-campus Masters degrees in multiple national and in international locations.
Reunion #313a
Behavior Analyst Certification Board Approved Course Sequence Coordinators Reception
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
Ontario (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Chair: Christine L. Ratcliff (BACB)
Coordinators for BACB approved course sequences are invited to join us for an informal gathering. Come connect with BACB staff and other coordinators in a relaxed, social atmosphere.
Keyword(s): bacb, bcaba, bcba, certification
Reunion #314
Beacon ABA Services and Friends
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
Grant Park A-B (Hyatt Conference Center)
Chair: Steven Woolf (Beacon ABA Services)
This year marks Beacon’s 5th annual ABAI reunion event. Beacon’s reunion is open to all staff, acquaintances, MassABA members, ABAI attendees, and friends. Please join us for conversation, food, drinks, door prizes, and entertainment. A good time to be had by all!
Reunion #315
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Reception/Reunion
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
Burnham A-C (Hyatt Conference Center)
Chair: Karl Gunnarsson (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
Come here all about the latest developments at Southern Illinois University and reunite with old friends. We will have representative’s on hand to inform potential students about training in Chicago, online, and in Carbondale. We will also have the chance to all socialize and reflect back upon fond memories of the world´s first Behavior Analysis degree program.
Keyword(s): Graduate-studies, Learning, Research, Training
Reunion #315a
Columbia University and CABAS Reunion
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
Adler A-C (Hyatt Conference Center)
Chair: R. Douglas Greer (Teachers College, Columbia University and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)

This event is a social gathering for graduates of the programs in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis at Columbia University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Teachers College, as well as CABAS professionals and friends from around the world.

Reunion #316
The Ohio State University
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
Regency Ballroom B (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Chair: Sheila R. Alber-Morgan (The Ohio State University)

The Ohio State University special education program will be hosting its annual reunion. All alumni, faculty, students, and friends are invited.




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