2022 conference landing page

37th Annual TxABA Conference


April 21-24, 2022: Hybrid Conference Format

 

COVID Policy

TxABA encourages all those who can to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to follow CDC recommendations. TxABA recommends that everyone follow CDC guidelines on masking at the time of the conference. At this time masks are highly encouraged but not required for those attending the conference. Depending on CDC guidance at the time of the conference, TxABA or the Hyatt Regency may require masks. We will notify those who have already registered for the conference and post on our website any changes.

The 2022 TxABA Conference is a hybrid event and if you are not comfortable attending in person then please join us online. Conference registration includes in-person, live stream, and asynchronous viewing after the conference.

 

Conference Dates and Location

Early conference registration ends December 23, 2021


Student/RBT Member
Registration

$110

Affiliate/Voting Member
Registration

$215

Non-Member
Registration

$320

   

2022 Conference Tracks

TxABA hosts presentations across eight conference tracks, covering a wide variety of topics. All presenters are invited by TxABA Track Coordinators. We are still finalizing our presenter list for the 2022 conference, so check back periodically for updates.

Neurodevelopmental Disorders 1 (NDD1)

The NDD tracks host presentations related to research and application of behavior analysis to individuals diagnosed with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The NDD1 and NDD2 tracks host the same kinds of talks. TxABA has two NDD tracks as these are often the most highly attended presentations at our conference. Topics include, but are not limited to, behavior and reinforcer assessment methods, teaching of verbal behavior, techniques for treating problem behavior, issues specific to certain populations or environments (e.g., working with children or adults with autism), and applied research for individuals with NDDs.

Presenters include:

  • Linda LeBlanc
  • Dorothea Lerman
  • Lindsey Radcliffe
  • Tiffany Kodak
  • Justin Leaf

Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2 (NDD2)

The NDD tracks host presentations related to research and application of behavior analysis to individuals diagnosed with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The NDD1 and NDD2 tracks host the same kinds of talks. TxABA has two NDD tracks as these are often the most highly attended presentations at our conference. Topics include, but are not limited to, behavior and reinforcer assessment methods, teaching of verbal behavior, techniques for treating problem behavior, issues specific to certain populations or environments (e.g., working with children or adults with autism), and applied research for individuals with NDDs.

Presenters coming soon!

Professional

The Professional Track hosts presentations on non-clinical professional issues pertaining to the application of behavior analysis. Topics can include, but are not limited to, insurance, ethics, BACB supervision, public policy, certification, owning and running a business, licensure, and legislation updates.

Presenters include:

  • Holly Seniuk
  • Amanda Kelly
  • Megan Miller
  • Jennifer Fritz
  • Ellie Kazemi
  • Mari Cerda
  • Rany Thommen

General

The General Track hosts presentations on any topic not covered by the other conference tracks. As such, the topics that can be covered in this track cover a board area of science and application. Topics can include, but are not limited to theory & philosophy, animal training, the history of behavior analysis or science, verbal behavior, behavioral medicine, behavioral economics, and applications with non-DD/ID populations.

Presenters include:

  • Yany Leon
  • Bethany Contreras
  • Adam Briggs
  • Clair St. Peter
  • Jessica Akers

Education

The Education Track hosts presentations on behavior analysis applied to education, primarily with non-DD/ID populations. Topics can include, but are not limited to, precision teaching, direct instruction, instructional design, interteaching, individual and group contingency management in classroom settings, behavior analytic research conducted in educational contexts, and application of behavior analysis in public education.

Presenters include:

  • Ronnie Detrich
  • Keny McIntosh
  • Virginia Walker
  • Traci Mann
  • Leslie Neely

Social Issues

The Social Issues track hosts presentations on issues broadly pertaining to human welfare and culture. Topics can include, but are not limited to, poverty, environmental sustainability, social justice, cultural analyses (e.g., metacontingencies), and at-risk youth.

Presenters include:

  • Paul Romanowich
  • Derek Reed
  • Valdeep Saini
  • Varsovia Hernandez
  • Chris Ninness

Organizational Behavior Management (OBM)

The OBM Track hosts presentations on behavior analysis applied in business settings and organizations. Topics can include, but are not limited to, performance management, health and wellness in the workplace, behavior-based safety, behavioral systems analysis, behavioral ergonomics, consumer behavior analysis, and applied OBM research.

Presenters include:

  • Heather McGee
  • Todd Ward
  • Amy Henley
  • Brett DiNovi and Patrick Progar

Research

The Research Track hosts presentations on basic research in behavior analysis. Topics can include, but are not limited to, behavioral pharmacology, neuroscience, stimulus equivalence, relational frame theory, delayed discounting, behavioral momentum, timing, and conceptual issues in behavior analysis.

Presenters include:

  • Allen Neuringer
  • Oanh Luc
  • Joe Dracobly
  • Per Holth