2018 Regional Conference on Behavior Analysis

March 8 - 11, 2018

Hyatt Regency Houston
1200 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002 (map)

Room rate of $169 through February 5, 2018.

Exhibitor and Advertiser Applications
Student Programs
Registration Prices
Full Conference $150 $175 $200 $250
Student Fees $55 $65 $75 --

  • BACB Continuing Education Units will be available for a flat rate of $50, and you can earn up to 16 Type 2 BACB CEUs. You will also be able to prepay for your CEUs this year when you register for the conference.
  • TSHA Continuing Education Hours will be available for qualifying presentations. Fee TBD according to the number of qualifying presentations.
  • On-Site Registration will not be available if the conference sells out during pre-registration.
  • Group Discount: Organizations sending groups of 10 or more workshop attendees will receive a discount of $10/person by pre-registering. Not available for student registrations, or after pre-registration deadline. Groups must use the group registration tool to receive the discount.
  • Cost of Registration includes access to all public events at the conference, as well as Affiliate or Student membership. We do not offer discounts for partial attendance, or for registration without membership.
  • Cancellations or Substitutions: Registrations canceled on or before February 23, 2018 will receive a refund minus a $25 administrative fee to the original source of payment. No cancellations will be accepted after that. Substitutions can be made at any time at no cost.
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2018 Conference Registration

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2018 Sponsors


2018 Conference Presenters


  • James Partington: Programming Across the Life Span (6-hr Friday presentation)
  • Francesca degli Espinosa: A Conceptual Analysis of Teaching Complex Verbal Behaviour to Children with Autism: Beyond the Acquisition of Primary Operants (3-hr Friday presentation)
  • Rebecca MacDonald: Establishing Social Repertoires in Toddlers with Autism: The Nuts and bolts of Teaching (3-hr Friday presentation)
  • James Partington: Programming Across the Life Span (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Loukia Tsami: Effectiveness and Acceptability of Parent Training via Telehealth Among Families in US and Around the World (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • John Guercio: Addressing Community Integration and Aggressive Behavior in Adults with an Autism Diagnosis (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Ellen Catoe & Amy Wood: Parental Involvement and Investment for Children from Early ABA Intervention into Adulthood (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Laura Grow: Assessing and Increasing the Reinforcing Value of Social Interactions (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Francesca degli Espinosa: A Behaviour Analysis of Theory of Mind (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Rebecca MacDonald: Catchen’ ‘em Early: Does it Really Matter? (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Stephanie Hood: Toward Meaningful Outcomes in Teaching Conversation Skills (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Lee Mason: Assessment to Intervention with the Verbal Behavior Stimulus Control Ratio Equation (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Jeffrey Tiger: A Comparison of Delay Fading Procedures Following Functional Communication Training (1-hr Saturday presentation)


  • Mark Galizio: A Search for Derived Stimulus Relations in Rats (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • Suzanne Mitchell: Delay, Probability and Effort Discounting in Rats: Implications for Psychopathology (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • John A. Nevin: Topic - Theoretical Alternatives to Behavioral Momentum Theory (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • Kimberly Kirkpatrick: The Role of Timing Processes in Delay Discounting (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • Mary M. Sweeney: Translating Basic Operant Research to Human Substance Use: Parallels, Challenges, and Future Directions (1-hr Friday presentation)


  • Janet Twyman: The Teaching Machine in the New Age: How Behavior Analysis Can Make Bad Teachers Good and Good Teachers Better (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Joanne Robbins: Partnerships: The Mutual Needs of Township Educational Systems in South Africa and Behaviorally-Based Systems in the U.S. (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Donny and Kendra Newsome: 80% Correct Does Not A Master Make: Introduction to Functional Mastery (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Grant Gautreaux: Observational Learning: Acquisition and Utility (1-hr Saturday presentation)


  • Amy Odum: Delay Discounting
  • Andy Lattal: A Tale of Two Rats: The Back Story of a Clever Cartoon
  • Jesús Rosales-Ruiz: Topic - Animal Training
  • Linda Hayes
  • Tim Hackenberg: Social Economics: Toward a Cost-Benefit Analysis of Social Behavior


  • Terry McSween: ABC Analysis: Tips and Techniques (1-hr Saturday)
  • Florence DiGennaro Reed: Evidence-Based Performance Management: Applying Behavioral Science to Support Practitioners (1-hr Saturday)
  • Aubrey Daniels: Why OBM? (1.5-hrs Saturday)


  • Ray Miltenberger: Teaching Safety Skills to Children (3-hr Friday presentation)
  • Regina Crone and Gordon Bourland: Topic - Supervision (3-hr Friday presentation)
  • Bill Ahearn: Topic - Ethics (3-hr Sunday presentation)
  • Ray Miltenberger: Applying Behavior Analysis to Enhance Sports Performance (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Bill Ahearn: Evaluating and Treating Repetitive Behavior: RIRD and Building Social Skills (1-hr Saturday)
  • Brian Francis: Topic - Licensure and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (1-hr Saturday)
  • Regina Crone and Gordon Bourland: Topic - Licensure and Public Policy Issues in Texas (1-hr Saturday)
  • Mike Perone: Higher Education in Behavior Analysis Today and Tomorrow (1-hr Saturday)


  • Mark Mattaini: Behavioral Systems Science for Social Change (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • Angela Sanguinetti: Behavior Analysis and Eco-Feedback Technology (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • Bernard Guerin: Using Community-Based Research Methods for Functional Analyses: Examples from Rethinking Mental Health (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • Julie Smith: (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • Jomella Watson-Thompson: Opportunities for Impact: Using a Behavioral Approach to Address Community-Level Problems through Multisector Partnerships (1-hr Friday presentation)