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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

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).



FABA Conference 2019


This year we are offering three and one-half days (see Tentative Schedule) of state-of-the-art presentations by experts in the field from Florida and across the nation.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 –
Registration & Packet Pickup

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 –
FABA Store and Registration are Open 
Workshops run from 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Speed Networking 6:00
Hospitality Suite 7:00 - 10:00

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Sessions run from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm;
Keynote Address 11:00 am.
Poster Session & Social in the evening

Friday, September 20, 2019 –
Sessions run from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Presidential Address 11:00 am
Annual Business Meeting 12:00 pm

Saturday, September 21, 2019 -

Workshops 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sessions run from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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)

Continuing Education (CEUs) will be available for BCBAs and BCaBAs, and Florida Certified Behavior Analysts as well as Florida Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Mental Health Professionals.  Note: Separate fees are charged for each CE type as they are approved by different agencies.


We are so excited to be hosted by the Sawgrass Ponte Vedra. 

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1000 PGA Tour Blvd.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

(800) 457-4653

Room Rate $159 - Cut off date to make a reservation in the block is August 20, 2019



Registration is required to attend or present at any session or to participate in any meetings.  All registrants will receive name badges that serve both as identification and receipt of any dues and fees paid to attend the conference.  Badges should be worn to all sessions as FABA Hosts will be present at meeting rooms to ensure that attendees have registered.


Advance Registration:
$ 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
$ 86 Advance Workshop Ticket (each) (CEUs included if needed)


To get the Professional Member Pricing, an individual must first pay Annual Membership Dues.

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FABA 2020 Marketing Opportunities

First a HUGE Thank You for being patient with us in this crazy time as we finalize plans for FABA 2020! You may have heard by now, this year’s conference will be offered completely online. We are excited to announce we have an engaging schedule of outstanding presenters for September 17th and 18th. Presentations will be presented live, but also recorded. Conference attendees can view sessions (and earn CEUs!) up until midnight on October 15th. This means MAX exposure to YOU our wonderful sponsors! 
The first 800 attendees to register will receive via traditional mail, a fun “FABA in a Box” that will include a printed program, and lots of goodies from our sponsors. Some “goodies” that we anticipate including in the “FABA in a Box” are a custom printed door hanger, note pad, snacks, etc.
Another exciting addition to this year’s conference are two fun social events at night: a Welcome Reception Wednesday Sept 16 in a fun “trivia” format, hosted by a professional game show emcee; and on Thursday night an exciting social with either live music or a magician (we’re still finalizing details on this one!). 
Even though we will not physically be together, we are still able to offer a virtual Exhibitor Hall. Attendees will browse your virtual booth exactly as they would at an in-person event. After answering an easy question of your choice, the attendee will earn a raffle ticket for visiting your booth.
Secondly, another HUGE Thank You for sponsoring FABA in the past! Our attendees love interacting with YOU! Whether you are looking for the perfect career hire, or marketing a new book, YOU add excitement to the conference!
We hope you will consider partnering with us to make FABA 2020 great! As another “Thank You” for sponsoring, 2019 Sponsors are invited to register first. I will email you individually with a password to the registration website. For now, please look through the attached document (click here to open the PDF) and let me know if you have questions. 
Thanks again! let’s talk soon, Jennifer

* The best way to reach us is via email: [email protected], or [email protected] *
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