Call for Papers

Here are some things to keep in mind when presenting at FABA:

Audio/Visual Equipment

The session room will be set theater style with a lectern at the front of the room and an LCD projector. We will also provide a six-foot draped head table and 2 chairs. If you are showing slides, we request that you bring your own laptop with your slides pre-loaded. Those using Mac computers will need to provide their own cable adapters. There will be a table in the back for any handouts, brochures, etc. A limited amount of additional A/V equipment can be provided. Please note which equipment, if any, you require. Additional requests will be considered based on budgetary impact. Microphones and speakers will not come standard in smaller rooms and will only be available in those rooms seating over 200. If your presentation requires audio, please note this on your submission.

Head Shot

Please submit a high resolution color digital headshot, at least 300 dpi, in JPG format. We cannot use PDFs nor can we use images pulled from a website for print purposes. Although they may appear fine on screen, the resolution is not high enough and will appear grainy in print. . Please note that all head shots must be a photograph of the presenter, no illustrations or clip art will be accepted. If you are an author, also submit book jacket image(s).

Speaker Handouts(optional)

You may provide handouts to conference attendees if desired. These can include written copies or summaries of your presentation, as well as supplementary resource materials. We regret that we will not be able to cover any costs associated with duplication, shipping to or from the conference center, or handling of handouts or other speaker materials.


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We encourage speakers to promote their participation via their social media accounts, websites, event calendars and newsletters.

In addition to Twitter, we invite you to join our groups on LinkedIn and Facebook to engage our audience before and after the conference. This is a great opportunity to share relevant content from your blog, link to your news articles and media appearances, ask thought-provoking questions, surface ideas to explore in your presentation or solicit questions to ask your speakers if you are a moderator. We also welcome guest bloggers (post about your session or re-blog your existing content).

Presentation Types

There are 7 types of presentations presented each year at FABA, Workshops, Papers, Symposia, Panel Discussions, Posters and Ignites. Each one is briefly described below.


are 3-hrs in length. They will be scheduled either the Wednesday prior to the conference, or the Saturday morning following the conference.  Workshops must be eligible for approval as a BCBA/ BCaBA continuing education event.

Workshops should be designed to teach new skills that may be used by the participants. The format of the workshop MUST involve extensive audience participation, use of handouts, opportunities for participants to practice the skills, and/or the use of guided notes. Note that a workshop is not a sales or marketing event. Any extra fees must be justified.

Note: The primary presenter must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and the content must be Behavior Analytic (cf., Baer, Wolf & Risley, 1968).]

Workshop presenters who have not previously presented at FABA may be asked to submit a brief video sample of a recent presentation. Workshop presenters will be reimbursed according to a sliding scale based on ratings from attendees: 40% if the workshops mean rating is between 4-5 (no $ cap); 30% if the workshops mean rating is 3 and below (no $ cap). There is a $100 bonus to workshop speakers who agree to present on Saturday morning.


are oral presentations which may be grouped by subject matter into PAPER SESSIONS. A Chairperson, often one of the presenters, is assigned to introduce speakers and maintain the allotted time of presentations. There is no Discussant.


consist of a Chair, three or four speakers addressing a very similar topic, plus a required Discussant who is prominent in the field who will summarize, synthesize, and critique the presentations. Questions from the audience are addressed at the end of the Symposium.


bring together several individuals with similar expertise in a subject matter to discuss topics of concern or interest among themselves and with audience members. The organizer of a PANEL selects a Chairperson responsible for introducing topics and speakers. The PANEL would be an appropriate submission for meetings of affiliated chapters or special interest groups.


are visual presentations of primarily data-based information in an attractive, easily understood format. The advantage of a poster is that it provides face-to-face interaction with the author(s). Posters should fit a 4′ x 4′ area. A bulletin board for display and push pins will be provided. POSTERS are combined thematically into POSTER SESSIONS which remain in place for a minimum of 3 hours. The presenters are asked to be present for the first hour to answer any questions or more fully describe their work. Poster presentations offer a great opportunity to share their research, receive feedback on ideas, and network with others.


is a fast-paced, fun, thought provoking, session where presenters share their professional passions about some aspect of behavior analysis in 5- minutes, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. The Ignite motto is: “Enlighten us, but make it quick.” IGNITE presentations will be grouped into 50-min sessions based on similar themes. To learn more about this exciting new method of sharing your passion and to see some great examples of 5-minute presentations go to: