Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

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Cancellation
Should an exhibitor wish to cancel a reservation by February 9, 2024, a $250 administrative fee will be held. Cancellation after February 9, 2024 obligates the exhibitor to full payment. No refunds will be made after this date. All cancellations must be in writing.

 

Space Assignment

All applications for exhibit space at the ABAI 50th Annual Convention must be made on the official contract form included here. Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. You must reserve exhibit space by February 9, 2024 for your information to be printed in the convention program book.

 

Disclaimer
The exhibiting or promotion of services, products, or equipment at the ABAI exhibit does not constitute endorsement by ABAI. An exhibitor is not permitted to represent in any manner that its goods or services have been endorsed by ABAI.

 

Dates & Policies

Important Dates

 

Onsite Booth Times

Exhibit Booth Setup: Friday, May 24, 11:00 AM-4:30 PM

 

Exhibit Hours

Saturday, May 25, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM, 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sunday, May 26, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Monday, May 27, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

 

Exhibit Booth Teardown: Tuesday, May 28, 8:00 -10:00 AM

 

 

Attendee Registrations

 

Both full event registrations and exhibit-only registrations will be processed in May. Please submit your attending staff information using the survey below by 04/28/24. Please do not submit your attendee information until you are positive they will be attending.

 

Attendee Submission: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FR7Q85X

 

Anyone on site for your booth will be required to have a name badge. If you need any additional registrations please contact exhibits@abainternational.org.

 

Additional Full Registrations: Price varies based on membership status.

 

Additional Exhibit Hall Registrations: $75 per person.

 

 

 

Exhibitor Services

 

General Exhibitor Services this year will be rendered by Freeman.

 

Freeman’s Office Hours: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm CT, Monday-Thursday. 7:00 am to 5:00pm CT, Friday.

Phone: (888) 508-5054

Live Chat: HERE

 

Online Exhibitor Kit: https://www.freemanco.com/store/index.jsp

Online Kit Instructions:

  • Login or Create an Account
  • Find the show: “ABAI”

 

All Booths Include:

  • 10’x10’ pipe and drape surround
  • 6’L draped table
  • 2 Chairs
  • 1 Wastebasket
  • Carpet

 

Electrical and Internet Services

Services this year will be provided by the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

 

Email: exhibitorservices@paconvention.com

Phone: (215) 418-2190

PDF Information: HERE

Online Ordering: HERE

Online Ordering Instructions:

  • Locate “Association for Behavior Analysis International ABAI Annual Convention” on the listed calendar
  • Login or Create an Account

 

Need your booth number? It can be found on your organization’s web listing *

 

*Please note that listings are not purely in alphabetical order, Package Booth Exhibitors will be listed first, followed by all other exhibitors alphabetically. If you cannot find your listing, please contact exhibits@abainternational.org.

 

Additional Information

 

On-Site Booth Details:

Setup: Booths are expected to set up their signage and decorations during the Friday hours above. The only exception is unforeseen circumstances (such as a family emergency or a delayed flight).

 

Teardown: It is possible to begin teardowns on Monday after 4:00 p.m., however, exhibitor services will not be available. It will be necessary to arrange for assistance, shipping, and any other questions during official teardown hours on Tuesday.

 

Hours Explanation: All exhibit hours are non-compete hours, and therefore do not overlap with any invited speakers. However, you will see that they often line up with the poster presentations, or any other events inside of the exhibit hall that may draw traffic.

 

Parking On-Site:

We are happy to offer a discount at the convention center parking garage this year.

 

Parking Garage Coupon: View Coupon

 

There are also several parking garages and lots in the vicinity of the convention center this year.

 

Additional Parking Information: https://www.paconvention.com/attendees-1/travel-to-pa-convention-center/parking

 

ABAI Website & Mobile App:

Your exhibitor listing will include your booth number, organization name, address (print only), and URL. Please double check your information on the convention landing page.

 

If you have recently signed up please allow 1 week for your information to be updated. (Any updates after 02/09 are not guaranteed to be reflected in the printed program.)

 

Discounted Job Listings:

You will receive a 10% discount on all 30-day job postings for one year. To receive this discount, you must use the supplied coupon code for posting. If you did not receive this text via e-mail. Please reach out to exhibits@abainernational.org for this code.

 

Hotel Blocks Are Open

Please note that discounted hotel rooms are available for multiple event hotels in the area. — Please do not hesitate if you plan to stay at a conference hotel, as the discounted rooms sell out extremely fast! You can only secure discounted room rates through the ABAI website.

 

 

Package Exhibitor Specific

 

Please keep track of the deadlines listed below; reminders will not be distributed. Please submit ads to exhibits@abainternational.org.

 

IBA Advertisement

You will receive two (2) black and white business card size (4”w x 2.5”h) ad to appear in Inside Behavior Analysis.

      • June 15, 2024: deadline for summer issue
      • September 15, 2024: deadline for fall issue
      • December 15, 2024: deadline for winter/spring issue

 

Promotional Email

Please submit a blurb, around 40 words in length, regarding your organization. This will be included in a promotional email to all registrants near event time.

Deadline: April 1, 2024

 

Facebook Post

When you have a Facebook post that you would like us to post on your behalf please post it directly on your Facebook and send a link to exhibits@abainternational.org so that we can repost it with it connected to your company page.

Deadline: May 23, 2024

 

Policies

 

COVID-19

ABAI’s priority is always the safety of our members and exhibitors. Please know we are closely monitoring CDC guidelines and local recommendations to ensure attendees have a safe and productive in-person convention experience.

 

Guidelines and recommendations change quickly. We recommend double checking all local guidelines, especially regarding testing requirements, a week before your planned departure. Currently there are no requirements for entry to the event. We do highly suggest social distancing and masks when there though.

 

EXHIBIT APPROVAL PROCESS

 ABAI reserves the right to determine the suitability of all exhibits and advertisements submitted, and to reject those inconsistent with its mission. All exhibits will be reviewed and approved by the ABAI Practice Board. You will receive confirmation from the ABAI office when your application is approved.

The exhibiting or promotion of services, products, or equipment at the ABAI exhibit does not constitute endorsement by ABAI. An exhibitor is not permitted to represent in any manner that its goods or services have been endorsed by ABAI.

 

SPACE ASSIGNMENT

All applications for exhibit space at the ABAI 48th Annual Convention must be made on the official contract form included here. Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. You must reserve exhibit space by February 9, 2024 for your information to be printed in the convention program book.

 

SET-UP/TEAR-DOWN

 All crates must be unpacked and ready for removal by according to exhibit services company schedule. Crates not unpacked will be removed and stored at the exhibitor’s expense. Empty boxes not properly stored will be discarded. Any service personnel charges will be the exhibitor’s responsibility (see “Booth Decorating” below).

No set-up or moving of material or equipment is permitted during exhibit hours. In order to better serve convention attendees and ensure security, exhibitors must have their booths open and staffed during all exhibitor hours. (Note: times are subject to change.)

Any exhibit space not occupied by the end of move-in hours is subject to reassignment or resale by the association without refund, unless prior approval is obtained in writing from ABAI.

 

DISMANTLING

All exhibit booths must remain open and staffed for the entire duration of the exhibition. Your exhibit booth must be set up and dismantled according to exhibit services company schedule. Please review the exhibit schedule provided to you or on the ABAI website before making travel plans.

To maintain the integrity of the exhibition, all exhibitors are required to remain open until the close of the exhibit hall. Exhibitors who dismantle early may be subject to a 1-year suspension of exhibit privileges.

 

DEPOSIT

A 50% deposit is due when the exhibitor contract is submitted and is required to hold your booth. The balance is due by February 9, 2024.

Failure to remit the balance by the date specified constitutes cancellation of the contract, and the reserved space will be subject to resale without refund of deposit. Payment in full is required before set-up on the exhibit floor.

 

CANCELLATION

Should an exhibitor wish to cancel a reservation by February 9, 2024, a $250 administrative fee will be held. Cancellation after February 9, 2024 obligates the exhibitor to full payment. No refunds will be made after this date. All cancellations must be in writing to exhibits@abainternational.org

 

Refunds for ABAI advertising opportunities will be considered on an individual basis and are not guaranteed. Refunds requests will be evaluated based on the timeframe given and the item in question. Requests for all refunds but be in writing to exhibits@abainternational.org

 

BOOTH REPRESENTATIVES

Each exhibiting company will receive two exhibit-hall-only badges and one complimentary full convention registration with the booth fee. Additional booth representatives will be required to register for the convention.

 

SUBLETTING

Exhibitors may not assign, sublet, or apportion the whole or any part of the space allocated to them, or the exhibit therein, or permit any other person or firm to exhibit therein any goods other than those manufactured or distributed by the exhibitor in the regular course of business, without written consent.

 

BOOTH LAYOUT

No exhibit will be permitted to span an aisle by roofing or floor covering. The exhibit should be installed so as not to project beyond the space allotted or obstruct the sight lines of or otherwise interfere with other exhibitors. Exposed unfinished sides of exhibit backgrounds must be draped to present an attractive appearance. Inspections of the exhibits will be made during set-up time and an effort made to advise exhibitors of any deviation from the exhibit rules. In the event an exhibitor is not available, the exhibit manager will order necessary draping, and costs will be charged to the exhibitor.

 

BOOTH DECORATING

Exhibitors are responsible for any items necessary for their displays, including furniture, material handling, draping, accessories, signs, electrical outlets, and so on, beyond those provided by ABAI.

Order forms for these items will be provided in an exhibitor service manual from the official decorator and will be available online.

 

CARE OF EXHIBIT SPACE

Exhibitors must surrender space occupied by them in the same condition it was in at the commencement of occupation. Exhibitors or their representatives shall not injure or deface the walls, columns, floors, or furniture of the exhibit facilities. All property destroyed or damaged by the exhibitor must be replaced in its original condition by the exhibitor at his or her own expense. The exhibitor shall be liable for all property damaged.

 

DIRECT SALES

Exhibitors may promote products only from their booths and take orders. No direct selling by exhibitors is permitted.

 

CANVASSING

Canvassing or distributing advertising materials outside the exhibitor’s own space is not permitted.

It is strictly prohibited to publicize and/or maintain any extracurricular activities, inducements, or demonstrations away from the exhibition area during the exhibit hours.

 

SECURITY

ABAI will provide limited roaming security in the hall throughout the event. Do not leave items of value unattended. Exhibitors will be responsible for the security of booth materials and personal items at all times. Valuable items inside the booth space may require additional security at the exhibitor’s own expense.

 

NOISE AND EQUIPMENT

Electrical or other mechanical apparatus must be muffled for noise and positioned so as not to interfere with other exhibits. X-ray equipment may not be operated. Volatile or flammable oils, gases, unprotected picture film, other explosive flammable material, or any substance prohibited by city laws or insurance carriers are not permitted on the premises.

 

OUTSIDE EXHIBIT CONTRACTOR

If an exhibitor chooses to use its own contractor for material handling; labor; rental of mechanized equipment, standard and specialty furniture, carpet, or flooring; staging; exhibit rental; installation and dismantling labor; or transportation, the exhibitor must provide to the official decorator at least 30 days prior to the convention move-in date (i) a written statement setting forth the identity and intended use of the contractor and (ii) evidence from the contractor of the following minimum insurance coverage: (a) workers’ compensation insurance in the minimum amount as required by state law; (b) automobile liability insurance in a minimum amount of $2 million covering all owned, hired, and non-owned vehicles; and (c) commercial general liability insurance in a minimum of $2 million. Additionally, the contractor must list the official decorator and ABAI as additional insured on the policies.

 

ADA COMPLIANCE

The exhibitor agrees to ensure that its exhibit booth space is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To comply with the ADA, exhibitors should make every effort to accommodate attendees who are disabled.

 

LIABILITY

Insurance and liability are the full and sole responsibility of the exhibitor. Neither ABAI; nor any of its officers, employees, or representatives; nor the owners, employees, or representatives of the official decorator or the convention center shall be responsible for injury, loss, or damage that may occur to the exhibitor’s property prior to, during, or subsequent to the exhibition period, provided such injury, loss, or damage is not caused by the negligence or willful act of one or more of the aforementioned parties. Exhibitors, by accepting space and making application for space, acknowledge the above terms and expressly release the above-named association, individuals, and firms from any, and all claims for such loss, damage, or injury.

 

COMMUNICATION

The communications policy applies to all forms of written and verbal communication, including correspondence and online communications, as well as presentations and in-person communications. The policy is designed to preserve the mission of ABAI as a scientific organization and the safety of members, non-members, and staff.

Communication is meant to stimulate respectful conversation, share information, and invite dialog, not to create unnecessary conflict. ABAI values diverse opinions but expects members to express those opinions in an appropriate manner that is not offensive, demeaning, or derogatory. ABAI strictly prohibits defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, and illegal content and actions. All communications should be professional in nature. When in doubt, if the language would not be used or allowed in a work setting, it is likely not appropriate. Remain cognizant of how communications could potentially be perceived as offensive and/or bullying.

Please observe the following guidelines:

Stay on topic. When engaging in online or in-person communication, please keep comments on topic. Communication should be relevant to the scientific community and rely on accurate, verifiable information as much as possible. Communications should not be used for commercial solicitations including solicitations for money, goods, or services for charitable purposes or private gain, unless you have obtained proper permission.

Do not bully or harass others. We welcome professional and thoughtful dialogue on issues relevant to our mission. If you disagree with another person's opinion, please keep your communication respectful and intended to promote scientific dialogue. Do not threaten, bully, or harass other users.

Refrain from using hateful speech. Be respectful of others. Communications that may be perceived as an attack on other users based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or medical condition will not be tolerated. All presenters at ABAI events are expected to abide by this policy. Discriminatory and derogatory language with respect to individuals or groups based on their personal characteristics (e.g., race, gender) will not be tolerated at ABAI.

Do not use vulgar language or profanity. Although some terms might be informally accepted between friends, it is best to avoid using these types of language at all times.

Observe confidentiality laws at all times. Do not share confidential information inside or outside of the organization. This includes but is not limited to individual names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses, if the individual has not given consent. Online communication platforms are open to anyone and intended for behavior analytic practitioners, scientists, researchers, and students; they are not an appropriate place for patients to seek information. ABAI requires all member communications to omit all identifying information from historical data and images, and to comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) restrictions regarding protected medical information.

Observe fair use, copyright, and disclosure laws. Always list the source of copyrighted materials and ensure you have permission to use them. This includes pictures, charts, graphs, tables, and excerpts of text. Materials that have not been authorized by the source for release should not be shared.

Be truthful. Never represent yourself in a false or misleading way. All statements must be true; all claims must be substantiated.

Violation of Communication Policy

ABAI reserves the right to take any action deemed appropriate for violations of this policy including but not limited to issuing a warning, removing content, and restricting access to group communications.

ABAI Rights

We reserve the right to update or modify this communication policy at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version on this site.

 

Modifed by Eddie Soh
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