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FABA Awards and Scholarships

All nominations must be received by August 1st to be considered for the upcoming annual conference.

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Below is a description of each award:

 

The Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Research Award
Initiated in 2018 by William Heward, this award is meant to support research using behavior analysis concepts and principles to promote sustainable practice and environmentally friendly behavior change. For more information, please follow this link.

 

The Glenn Latham Scholarship Award
In honor of Glenn Latham is intended to recognize parents, foster parents or direct care staff who have exemplified quality behavioral treatment. It consists of a plaque, complimentary registration to FABA, one-night’s hotel and three meals.

 

The Cathy Lee Buchanan Behavior Change Success Award
will recognize a committed, caring behavior analyst who uses behavior analysis procedures to improve the lives of others. A peer, supervisor, local review committee or local chapters of FABA are encouraged to nominate BCABAs or BCBAs (or CBA’s and CABA’s) who work directly with clients in Florida. The award consists of a plaque with the person’s name engraved.

 

The Charles Kimber Public Service Award
for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis in the Community is to recognize those who are having an impact in a whole community through their dedication and commitment to improving the lives of others through the use of behavioral procedures. The award is intended for those establishing programs in a community, consulting or supervising in a number of facilities in a community or otherwise providing behavioral expertise to expand behavioral services in a community. The awardee is not necessarily a behavior analyst but could be another professional who supports behavioral activities and programs. The award consists of a plaque with the person’s name engraved.

 

The Michael Hemingway and Gerald Shook Public Service Award
for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis in Florida is intended to recognize behavior analysts or other public officials who are having a significant impact in the state of Florida by their support of behavioral approaches to treatment. The awardee does not necessarily have to be a behavior analyst but rather has to have demonstrated an understanding of what behavior analysts do, and have shown a commitment to the use of high quality behavioral procedures on a large scale. The award consists of a plaque with the person’s name engraved.

 

The David Niederpruem Memorial Fund
was established to honor the impact he made on the lives of his students and the teachers he mentored. This fund provides a plaque and scholarships in the form of conference registration to those individuals engaged in the education of students with disabilities in the schools.

 

The B. F. Skinner Foundation Florida Graduate Student Research Award
of $500 is to assist in funding graduate student-driven research. Applicants must be a FABA member attending a graduate-level program in Florida. The proposal must be for a student-driven research project, thesis or dissertation approved by their department of study. 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.

 

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Download copies of the submission forms and award descriptions below:

 

 

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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.

Promote your Participation

• Follow us on Twitter: @FABA_Info and tag tweets #FABA2018
• Get connected on LinkedIn
• Like FABA on our Facebook page

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).

 

Volunteers

FABA counts on volunteers for the substantial work that they do at the annual conference. This work is crucial in making the conference run smoothly.  Given that, please understand that volunteers are NOT attending the conference as regular participants.

Each volunteer must provide 3 shifts of service during the conference to receive free conference registration.

To receive a voucher for free CEUS, each volunteer must provide 4 shifts of service during the conference.  Aside from scheduled hours, volunteers are welcome to attend sessions.

FABA expects that selected volunteers will commit to completing all scheduled shifts and duties asked of them. If a volunteer does not complete any of the assigned shifts, they will be billed the conference registration fee.

Volunteer duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Helping with conference registration and/or packet pickup
  • Assisting exhibitors
  • Monitor conference sessions
  • Monitor pre and post conference workshops
  • Performing other duties as assigned (e.g., setup, cleanup, runner)
  • Volunteers must register in advance.  All volunteer positions not filled by FABA members 2 weeks prior to the conference will be filled with local student volunteers.

Volunteers will be assigned to monitor a room for a block of time. Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, Friday afternoon.

Volunteers will not be able to move from room to room during the 10-minute break between sessions.

Volunteers will only be required to work 3 shifts (ie Thursday morning, Friday afternoon)

Workshop volunteers will be assigned in advance. Individuals who preregistered as a volunteer will be given the opportunity to select if they would like to monitor a workshop, and if so, which one.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email [email protected]

THANK YOU for volunteering!  We could not do this without you!!

 

WORKSHOPS are 3-hrs in length. Workshops are scheduled at the beginning or end of the annual conference on either Wednesday or Saturday (Saturday workshops run concurrently with selected sessions). Regardless of scheduled date, all workshops must be eligible for approval as a BCBA/BCaBA continuing education event. They 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 and any commercial advertising efforts are prohibited. Any extra fees must be justified. Not all workshops submitted may be selected for the annual conference-especially given the increasing number of submissions. Workshop presenters MUST register for the FABA conference. Any author intending to present/ speak must be marked as a PRESENTING AUTHOR.

 
Submit a Workshop

PAPERS are oral presentations of a single paper given in 50 or 80-minute durations. Papers may not be accepted at the same duration in which they were submitted (e.g., a 50 minute paper may be requested by peer reviewers to be expanded into an 80 minute presentation). In the event that the description of the submission better meets the definition of another type of presentation (i.e., a panel), a paper session may be accepted in a different format (e.g., a paper may be accepted as a panel or poster). Submitters agree to these terms when submitting paper presentations and will be notified of such decisions upon completion of peer reviews. Any author intending to speak must be marked as a PRESENTING AUTHOR.

 
Submit a Paper

PAPER SESSIONS Twenty-five minute paper presentations will be grouped together to form 50 or 80 minute paper sessions around similar topics a CHAIR will be assigned by the Program Committee reviewers to preside over the paper session (this is often one of the presenting authors). The chair will be assigned to introduce speakers, keep time, and act as a main communicator between the program committee and co-authors. There is not a discussant for paper sessions or paper presentations. Papers may not be accepted at the same duration in which they were submitted (e.g., a 50 minute paper may be accepted as a 25 minute paper). Any author intending to speak must be marked as a PRESENTING AUTHOR.

 
Submit a Paper Session

SYMPOSIA consist of several speakers addressing a very similar topic. A SYMPOSIUM is organized by the Chair of the session who is typically not a presenter of one of the papers. This differs from a paper session in that it features a Discussant—a person who is prominent in the field and is not one of the presenters. Questions from the audience are addressed at the end of the Symposium and commented upon by the Discussant.

 
Submit a Symposium

PANEL DISCUSSIONS 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 either acts as the Chair or 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. Panels are scheduled for 50 or 80 minutes in duration but may be accepted at a different duration upon peer review.

 
Submit a Panel

POSTERS 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 pushpins will be provided. POSTERS are combined thematically into POSTER SESSIONS, which remain in place for a minimum of 3-hrs. The presenters are asked to be present for the first hour to answer any questions or to more fully describe their work. Poster presentations offer a great opportunity to share their research, receive feedback on ideas, and network with others. Annual Ribbon Awards are bestowed. Posters are not eligible for continuing education credits.

 

Submit a Poster

FILMS (coming back for FABA 2020) are submitted by members for consideration in the Nate Azrin Film Festival. If requested, submitters must provide proof of permission for the material in order to avoid copyright infringement. Submitters are responsible for supplying FABA/hotel personnel with the media in an accessible format. Film Festivals may be reserved for Anniversary conference years only and occur at the discretion of the Chair.

 
Submit a Film

IGNITE is a fast-paced, fun, thought provoking, session where presenters share their professional passions about some aspect of behavior analysis in five 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-minute sessions based on similar themes. To learn more about this exciting method of sharing your passion and see great examples of 5-minute presentations go to http://www.ignitetalks.io

Ignites are not eligible for continuing education credits.

 
Submit an Ignite

MEETINGS and SPECIAL EVENTS are items that need space at the conference, but do not fit into one of the other categories. should submitted by the intended Meeting Chair—for the purpose of discussing a common mission or topic of interest. This is intended for Special Interest Groups, Local Chapter, or other subcommittees of FABA. Other examples include yoga sessions, Zumba sessions or meet & greet events. Meetings & Events are not eligible for continuing education credits. If you feel that your event should receive CEUs, you are encouraged to submit a panel or paper presentation instead.

 

Submit a Meeting
or Special Event

 

 

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

Conference Registration

All presenters MUST register for the conference. This includes poster presenters and those people who are only coming to present and do not intend to attend the conference. Please keep this in mind when submitting your presentation.

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 head shot, 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.

Promote your Participation

• Follow us on Twitter: @FABA_Info and tag tweets #40YearsofFABA #FABA2020 #FABAs40th


• Get connected on LinkedIn


• Like FABA on our Facebook page


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).

 

 
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