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The Florida Association for Behavior Analysis wants to make it easier for parents, caretakers, educators, and others to tell their public officials about the challenges they are facing. We encourage you to use the following advocacy tool to directly email your individual state lawmakers and the governor. You can also follow up with a call or scheduled in-person visit afterward. To learn more about AHCA's proposed changes, visit the FABA Legislative Affairs page.

Click the best option below to get started.


Conference FAQ's

Host Hotel

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa (click the hotel name to be linked to their website)
1000 PGA Tour Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082
Phone: (239) 444-1234

The FABA room rate is available for $159/night +$5 resort fee for reservations made before August 15, 2019

Another hotel option within walking distance is 

Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville/Ponte Vedra (click the hotel name to be linked to their website)

45 PGA Tour Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, 32082

Phone: (904) 280-1661

There is not a specific room block defined for this event.


September 18-21, 2019

Conference Registration Fees

Advance Registration Only:
$ 195 for a Professional Member Two Day Advance Registration
$ 125 for a Professional Member One Day Advance Registration
$ 120 for Student / Direct Care / Parent  Two Day Advance Registration
$ 85 for Student / Direct Care / Parent  One Day Advance Registration
$ 310 Non-Members Two Day Advance Registration
$ 250 for Non-Members  One Day Advance Registration
$ 88 Advance Workshop Ticket (each) (CEUs included if needed)

When to arrive and leave

The conference officially begins on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 8 am, and ends on Saturday, September 21th at 12:30.    Pre-Conference workshops are held on Wednesday, September 18th and require an additional ticket purchase.   Post-Conference workshops are held on Saturday from 8:00-11:00 and require an additional ticket purchase.   Please note that on Saturday, conference sessions as well as workshops will be held.

Most attendees will want to arrive by Wednesday evening in order to attend participate in the annual Speed Networking event and the Hospitality Suite.

If you would like to take advantage of the full conference event, departure travel should be planned for Saturday, September 21st after 12:30.  That being said, many people choose to leave on Friday Night after the Inside Behavior Analysis event.   If you choose to stay for Saturday, you may attend the popular Ignites @ Nite! event at 8:00, directly followed by Karaoke and Dancing.

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, September 17

FABA Store and Packet Pickup open 5:00 pm

Wednesday, September 18

FABA Store and Packet Pickup open 8:00 am
Workshops run from 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Speed Networking 7:00pm
Hospitality Suite 7:30pm

Thursday, September 19

FABA Store and Registration open 7:00 am
Sessions run from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Keynote Address 11:00 am
Presidential Social/Poster Session 5:30 pm
Reunions/Company Dinners 8:00 pm

Friday, September 20

FABA Store and Registration open 7:00 am
Sessions run from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Presidential Address/Business Meeting 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ignites @ Nite! – 8:00 pm
Friday Night Social–9:00 pm

Saturday, September 21

Sessions run from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Workshops run from 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Closing Invited Address 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The full agenda will be released in the weeks leading up to the conference, but details are subject to change up to and during the conference.  All sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday are open to all conference ticketholders.  Workshops require an additional ticket to attend.

Name badges will be issued to all registered attendees, regardless of registration type, and must be worn at all times to gain entrance to sessions, events, the Exhibit Hall and all other areas of the Convention. One-day registrants will find the day they selected for attendance prominently printed on their badges. Exhibit Hall-only passes indicate limited Convention access. Guests must also wear their badges.

Your badge will not be mailed. You will receive your badge along with additional conference material at the conference packet pickup desk when you arrive.

Registration Cap

This year we will be capping registration at 1,400.   This number is determined by the Fire Marshal as the maximum number of people who can exit the conference area in the event of an emergency.   Please do not plan to show up to the conference just to hang around the exhibit area.   This is the main area of overcrowding.  

On Site Registration

FABA will not be registering attendees on-site.   This event is for preregistered attendees only.


Southwest Florida International Airport in Ft. Myers (RSW) is the closest airport, about 13 miles and a 24 minute drive.  The hotel does not offer a shuttle.  The cost of a taxi at RSW is $35 which is a standard charge through MBA, the taxi concessionaire at RSW –  Uber is also available at RSW.

Once you get your baggage from baggage claim you can go outside through door #5. There will be a shuttle service/car pickup line that you can get a ride to the hotel. Otherwise you can call one of the below listed companies to pre-arrange a pickup.

A1 Royal Airport Transportation -

Majestic Airport Service -

Apple Transportation -

Other options for flying:

Miami International Airport (MIA) is approximately a 2 hour drive by car.
Tampa Airport (TPA) is approximately a 2 hour drive by car.
Orlando Airport (MCO) is approximately a 3 hour drive by car.


Both Valet parking and self-parking are available at the hotel.  FABA does not validate, reimburse or offer discounts on parking rates.

Valet Parking: 45 USD daily
Self-Parking: Free

Weather/Conference Attire

In September, the temperature is an average high of around 90 degrees, with an average low around 75 degrees. Meeting room temperatures tend to be cold. Please bring a light sweater or jacket to all meetings. 


Should you require an invitation letter for a Visa application for travel to the U.S. to attend the conference, please forward proof of your conference registration to the Jennifer Bonney at [email protected], and a letter will be issued to you.

Accessibility for Registrants with Disabilities

FABA is committed to providing an outstanding experience for all participants.  We strive for full access to the activities of these events based on an awareness of participants' needs and appropriate planning.  Accessibility accommodations relating to mobility, hearing, vision or other areas may be provided.

We ask that requests for reasonable accommodations requests be made as early as possible, and well in advance of the event, so we may best accommodate individual needs and requirements. Onsite requests will be accommodated to the best of our ability; however, available resources may be limited.

For questions or concerns about accessibility at this year’s conference, please contact Leigh Stehlik at [email protected]

Session Room Behavior

Extensive planning goes into scheduling sessions in appropriately sized rooms; however, the popularity of sessions is not always predictable, and overcrowding occasionally occurs. If a session room reaches capacity, attendees must follow the instructions provided by FABA staff, Hyatt Regency staff, volunteers, or security staff. Attendees may be instructed not to stand against the walls or block the aisles or doors, or they may be denied entry if the room is too crowded. FABA is obligated to abide by the guidelines established by the Fire Marshal. If a room reaches full capacity and we do not have your cooperation, the Fire Marshal has the authority to delay or even terminate the session until any problem has been satisfactorily corrected. Please be courteous and respectful to staff and student volunteers when you are directed elsewhere.

Attendees are asked to be respectful of their fellow attendees and to be mindful of potential disruptions during sessions, such as eating food, use of phones or other mobile devices, or the presence of infants and children. Phones and other mobile devices should always be silenced. Attendees should not be photographing presentation slides unless explicit permission has been granted by the presenter(s); please respect the Recording Policy.

Specialized Tracks in:

Animal Behavior (AB)
Autism (AUT)
Community Applications (CA)
Developmental Disabilities (DD)
Education (ED)
Ethical* (ETH)
Professional Issues (PRO)
Mental Health (MH)
Organizational Behavior Management/PM (OBM/PM)
Political & Legal (PL)
Supervision (SUP)
Theoretical/Conceptual/Philosophical (TCP)
Verbal Behavior (VB)

Tracks will be highlighted in the Program to assist you in selecting the best presentations for your needs and interests.

Charging stations for mobile devices are available in each breakout room.   Please be mindful of sharing the charging stations. Do not leave your devices unattended; FABA is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.


Annual FABA Research Awards Criteria

(Sustainable World Research and Skinner Foundation Research Awards)


The B. F. Skinner Foundation Florida Graduate Student Research Award

In order to be accepted, the packet must contain:

  1. A cover letter with the student’s contact information, where they are attending

    school, their program of study, and what they intend to do with the scholarship. The scholarship can be used for almost anything, but preference will be given to direct research-related use, such as equipment, software, paying data collectors, purchasing reinforcers for participants, etc. For equipment or software, explain how it will be used in the research project. (one page)

  2. A letter of support from a supervising faculty. The letter should attest to the fact that the research is replicating/expanding knowledge in the field of behavior analysis.

  3. An Abstract (500 words or fewer), outlining their research project.

  4. An Introduction indicating why this research is important, how it relates to Baer, Wolf, and Risley (1968, 1987) or Sidman (1960), some supporting literature, and

    the research question. (No more than 3 pages, plus a reference page)

  5. A Methods section indicating the design (ABAB, multiple baseline, etc), the

    number of proposed participants, from where the participants will be recruited, the general timeline of the research, and an overview of the procedures that will be used. Exacting details are not needed, but the reviewer should be able to determine the feasibility of the study from the information provided. (No more than 3 pages)

A. Applicants must be attending a graduate-level program in Florida.
B. Applicants must be members of FABA.
C. The proposal must be for a
student-driven research project, thesis or dissertation approved by their department of study.
D. Applicants do not have to be in a behavior analysis graduate program, but the research must be behavior analytic in nature. Consideration will be given to proposals that describe research with a focus on observable and measurable behavior (or the products thereof) as the dependent variable and the manipulation of well-defined environmental events as independent variables. Both applied and basic research proposals are encouraged. Applied research proposals should correspond to the guidelines suggested by Baer, Wolf, & Risley (1968, 1987). Basic research proposals should correspond to the criteria set forth in Sidman (1960). Those submitting proposals are encouraged to look to the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis or the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior for examples of behavior analytic research.

Submission Procedures:

  1. The materials including the cover letter, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, and References sections must be uploaded in the online Award Nomination Form as one Word document.

  2. The entire Word document should not exceed 9 pages, including the reference page.

  3. The Abstract, Introduction and Methods sections will be double spaced, in a

    manuscript 12-point font (such as Times New Roman) with margins set at 1 inch.

  4. The faculty letter of support should be emailed from the supporting professor’s

    email address wihtin 48 hours of completing the nomination submission form to [email protected]


Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Research Award

Behavior Change For A Sustainable World: the Ultimate Challenge and Opportunity For Behavior Analysts - Behavior analysis has made valuable contributions to many areas such as improving education, helping people adopt healthier life styles, teaching children with autism, making highways and factories safer, caring for people exhibiting challenging and life-threatening disorders.  However, those who advance and practice the science have paid too little attention to the impact of human behavior on the only home we have. This is changing. Behavior analysts are uniquely poised to contribute to a broad range of interventions to promote the husbandry of our planet's resources, restore damaged ecosystems, and help society prepare for and cope with the inevitable challenges to come. This award seeks to fund a deserving project with this targeted goal

Purpose: To support research using behavior analysis concepts and principles to promote sustainable practices/environmentally friendly behavior change. Any applied, basic, or translational study with a primary goal of increasing understanding of human behavior and environmental preservation/enhancement is eligible for consideration.

Amount:  $500 for 1-year max study/project 

Eligibility: Principle investigator must be a current FABA member prior to applying.

Application: Please submit a three-page maximum write up that includes the background for study; purpose/importance; research question to be addressed; outline of method; commitment to present results at a future FABA conference and (should results warrant) submit an article for publication based on the study. Submissions can be emailed to [email protected]

Below are examples of other associations that support this award:

Maine ABA -


Bx Analysis Leadership Council -

Selection of awardee: Committee appointed by FABA will review applications and select recipient.

Below are suggested readings and resources: 



Thank you for reviewing the two research award criteria.




 The FABA 2020 program has been updated to include CEU information for each of the presentations.   Download an updated program below.

Download the 2020 Program 




This year FABA is using BehaviorLive to broadcast our 2020 Virtual Event.   BehaviorLive is a video platform used to host live CEU events for Behavior Analysts. To get started, go to BehaviorLive and create an account.   Remember to use the same email address that you use for your FABA account.

Looking for additional instructions on how BehaviorLive will work for FABA2020?   Click below to download the User Manual.

BehaviorLive User Manual


Adapt Behavioral Services is a Florida provider of CEs to Psychologists, LCSW’s, LMFT’s, and LMHC’s.  Note that to earn CEs for FABA events, you will need to print out a copy of your BA CEU certificate for each event and include it along with the form below and mail it to:  Adapt Behavioral Services, c/o FABA CEU Event, 225 S. Swoope Ave. #211, Maitland, FL  32751 




Conference Registration Fees

Onsite Registration - After September 11, 2020 (No Cancellations or Refunds at this point)

Onsite registration is registration that is run through the Behavior Live platform, and not through the FABA website

$225 - Full Conference Package Registration, *Includes 17 CEUs, pending attendance verification; Does NOT include FABA membership



Six Metaphysical Sources of Reinforcement
9:00 - JULIE SMITH, PhD - 1.0 BACB CEU 1.0 - MH/PSY CEs
Making OBM Easier by Digitally Enabling Large-Scale Behavior Change
10:00 - NOOR SYED, PhD, BCBA-D - 1.0 BACB CEU 1.0 - MH/PSY CEs
The Ethics of Behavior Analysis in Schools: Collaboration, Tactics, & Tips
Get moving! A Programmatic Line of Behavioral Research on Physical Activity With Young Children
12:00 - LUNCH AND LEARN - 1.0 BACB CEU 1.0 - MH/PSY CEs
Panel Discussion with Practitioners on CoVID-19
Conducting Functional Analyses is the Ethical Choice
Dialogues to Transform: Social Justice, Coloniality, and Behavior Analysis 
3:00 - TYRA SELLERS, JD, PhD, BCBA-D - 1.0 BACB CEU 1.0 - MH/PSY CEs
Strategies for Incorporating Ethics Content into Supervised Fieldwork Experience 
4:00 - Panel Discussion with APD, AHCA & CASP - 1.0 BACB CEU
Providing Behavior Analysis Services During the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond
5:00 - 7:00 Exhibits Open
7:00 - Tropical Trivia



A Comparative Evaluation of Functional Analytic Methods
Assuring RBTs Follow Their Ethics Code: The Next Challenge for BCBAs
Common Mistakes Behavior Analysts Make When Working in Schools (and What to Do Instead)
10:55 - YULEMA CRUZ, PhD, BCBA-D - 1.0 BACB CEU 1.0 - MH/PSY CEs
Presidential Address - FABA is Opportunity
12:30 -  LUNCH AND LEARN - 1.0 BACB CEU 1.0 - MH/PSY CEs
Panel Discussion: Using ABA To Make The World Better
Creating and Maintaining a Culture of Care as Supervisors
2:30 - BRIAN D. GREER, PhD, BCBA-D - 1.0 BACB CEU 1.0 - MH/PSY CEs
On the Scope, Characteristics, and Mitigation of Treatment Relapse During Clinical Service Delivery
Is the Good Behavior Game Really as Good as it Seems?
50 years of Ethics, Mentorship, and Behavior Analysis


Download The 2020 Program 


If you previously registered to attend FABA 2020 IN PERSON, refunds are automatically being processed. There is no need to email us. Please register yourself for the ONLINE event using the link above. If something unexpected occurs and FABA cancels the ONLINE conference, you will automatically be issued a full refund. Refund requests for the virtual event can be processed on or before September 1, 2020. Please email us at [email protected] to request a cancellation and refund. No phone-in cancellations will be accepted.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education (CEs) will be offered by the FABA for BCBAs and BCaBAs, and Florida CBAs.  The price of BA CEs is included in the registration price.

Adapt Behavioral Services will provide CEs for Florida Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Mental Health Professionals for those sessions eligible to earn credit.  Separate fees are charged for MH/PSY CEs as they are approved by a different agency.

Exhibitors & Sponsors

The Annual FABA conference is a great way to position your organization as an industry leader and spread your message to a captive audience. By exhibiting or advertising at the FABA conference you will have unique access to hundreds of Behavior Analysts, allowing you to differentiate yourself from the competition. Various opportunities are available including Exhibits, Program Advertisements, Event sponsorships, etc. Please see our website, for more information on these exciting opportunities.

Conduct Assurance

As a chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis, International, all those who submit presentations at a FABA event will be asked to agree to the following statement: “All presenters at FABA events are expected to abide by ABAI’s Ethics and Diversity policies. Discriminatory and derogatory language will not be tolerated in presentations at FABA events.”


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Applied Behavior Analysis contributes to a full range of areas, from parenting, to business management, to health & safety, developmental disabilities, community improvement, education and much more.

Behavior Analysis measures outcomes directly through data collection and direct observation of behavior, so that Behavior Analysts are able to produce significant results across many different domains.

For more information, please visit our sister site:

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