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.


39th Annual Convention; Minneapolis, MN; 2013

Program by Special Events: Friday, May 24, 2013

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Special Event #1
Run Around Lake Harriet
Friday, May 24, 2013
8:00 AM–10:00 AM
M101 A (Convention Center)
Chair: Annabelle Winters (Garden Center Services, Inc.)
Presenting Authors:

Join us for a unique opportunity to run with fellow members on the Ground Rounds National Scenic Byway, specifically around Lake Harriet. Lake Harriet has a paved run/walk path, 2.75 miles in diameter. Dr. Andy Lattal will lead the run along with members of the Health, Sport, and Fitness SIG and ABAI’s Student Committee. All levels of runners and walkers welcome. Please wear appropriate attire and bring your own water bottle, if needed. Pre-registration is required and is available here.

Keyword(s): running
Special Event #2
Twin Cities Autism Services Providers Bus Tour for Students
Friday, May 24, 2013
12:00 PM–7:00 PM
M100 F-G (Convention Center)
Chair: Adam Lobermeier (St. Cloud State University)

The tour will provide students with an opportunity to take an inside look at different center-based agencies around the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area offering behavioral intervention for children with autism. A representative from each agency will give students a tour of the facility as well as describe their clientele, intervention practices, and specific services that are provided. This tour may be especially valuable to students looking for employment or potential internship positions. The tour will end back at the conference site, where representatives from several providers of in-home services for children with autism will describe their programs and be available to speak with students and answer any questions that may arise. If you wish to reserve seats for the bus tour, please e-mail the chair of the event at Students will have first priority. This is a free event.

Special Event #3
Minnesota Northland ABA Tour
Friday, May 24, 2013
3:30 PM–6:30 PM
M100 J (Convention Center)
Chair: Timothy R. Moore (University of Minnesota)

The historical roots of behavior analysis in Minnesota are deep. The Minnesota Northland ABA invites a limited number of participants to join us on a bus tour of selected sites of historical relevance. Of particular interest will be the site where B. F. Skinner conducted research for Project Pigeon and the University of Minnesota, where Skinner served as a professor in the 1930s and '40s. Of less historical importance, a brief stop at a local brewery is planned before returning to the convention center.

Special Event #4
Friends of SABA Reception
Friday, May 24, 2013
6:30 PM–7:30 PM
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom E (Hilton)
Chair: Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)

ABAI members who made donations to the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA) in 2012 and 2013 are invited to a reception in honor of their contributions and commitment to the field. We are very grateful for the generosity of those who support the activities of ABAI and SABA.

Keyword(s): donations, grants, SABA
Special Event #5
International Reception
Friday, May 24, 2013
7:30 PM–9:00 PM
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom A-C (Hilton)
Chair: Martha Hübner (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

The International Reception is scheduled for the first evening of the convention to welcome international members and review the international development of behavior analysis being conducted at ABAI. All members are welcome.

Keyword(s): development, international
Special Event #6
Welcome Reception Organized by the ABAI Student Committee
Friday, May 24, 2013
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom D, F, G (Hilton)
Chair: Megan D. Aclan (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles)

ABAI welcomes all of its members to Minneapolis. Join us for a night of fun and entertainment organzied by the ABAI Student Committee.

Keyword(s): reception, student committee



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