2019 Annual Conference

October 2 - 4 at the DCU Center (Worcester, MA)

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Learn from the very best scholars and practitioners who shape the field - register now for the
2019 Conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy!

Each year the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT) holds one of the largest and most important conferences for behavior analysis in the United States. The 40th annual BABAT Conference will be held on October 2, 3, and 4 at a new venue - the DCU Center in Worcester, MA! On Wednesday, October 2, BABAT offers The Behavior Analyst Master Series: advanced workshops taught by internationally recognized experts in ABA, including Dennis Reid, Charles Catania, Mark Dixon, Joel Ringdahl, Charna Mints, John Austin, Laura Turner, Mark Sundberg, Mary Jane Weiss, Tyra Sellers, Bridget Taylor!

The BABAT conference provides an opportunity for behavior analysts throughout the country to hear and share their own cutting-edge research, recommendations for practice, and updates on professional issues. There are over 35 invited speakers giving presentations at BABAT this year, including the below just to name a few:  

Keith Allen (Munroe-Meyer Institute), John Austin (Reaching Results), Cynthia Anderson (The May Institute), Jim Carr (Behavior Analyst Certification Board), Traci Cihon (University of North Texas), Iser DeLeon (University Florida), Jeanne Donaldson (Louisiana State University), Mark Dixon (Southern Illinois University), Francesca degli Espinosa (ABA Clinic), Terry Falcomata (University of Texas, Austin), Patrick Friman (Boys Town), Tim Hackenberg (Reed College), Louis Hagopian (Kennedy Krieger Institute), Greg Hanley (FTF Behavioral Consulting Inc.), Bill Heward (Ohio State University), Einar Ingvarsson (Virginia Institute of Autism), Michael Kelley (Florida Institute of Technology), Sam Leigland (Gonzaga University), Nancy Neef (Ohio State University), Allen Neuringer (Reed College), Joel Ringdahl (University of Georgia), Dave Palmer (Smith College), Dennis Reid (Carolina Behavior Analysis and Support Center), Ilene Schwartz (University of Washington), Tina Sidener (Caldwell College), Mark Sundberg (Sundberg & Associates), Bridget Taylor (Alpine Learning Group), Jeffery Tiger (Marquette University), Laura Turner (University of St. Joseph), Michele Wallace (California State University), Mary Jane Weiss (Melmark, New England), Dave Wilder (Florida Institute of Technology), Jennifer Zarcone (May Institute).

The BABAT conference provides a wonderful forum for students, professionals, and parents to view, discuss, and share information in our field. Don't forget: we are at a new venue this year - the DCU Center, located in Worcester, MA. We look forward to seeing you at BABAT 2019!

Registration Options & Rates
Note: you must join BABAT prior to registering for the conference to receive membership registration and workshop discounts. Once you join, look for the BABAT Member Code in the "Members Only" section of the website. Note: you will need to enter this code during registration to receive the discounted rate. This code can be found on the "Members Only" section of the BABAT Website. If you haven't yet, members should sign in to the BABAT website, select "Members Only", then select "BABAT Member Coupon Code", obtain the BABAT Member Code, and enter the code in the box during registration

  • BABAT Membership: 
    BABAT membership is available online through the BABAT website (separate from conference registration)! Click here to join now. You must join prior to registering for the conference to receive the discounted rates for conference registration and workshops (look for the BABAT Member Code in the members only section of the website).
  • Professional Registration
    Thursday & Friday - Member: $275.00  /  Non-Member: $310.00
    Thursday Only - Member: $215.00  /  Non-Member: $250.00
    Friday Only - Member: $215.00  /  Non-Member: $250.00
  • Full-time Graduate Student Registration
    Thursday & Friday - Member: $235.00  /  Non-Member: $270.00
    Thursday Only - Member: $215.00  /  Non-Member: $250.00
    Friday Only - Member: $215.00  /  Non-Member: $250.00
  • Full-time Undergraduate Student Registration
    Thursday & Friday - Member: $145.00  /  Non-Member: $180.00
    Thursday Only - Member: $130.00  /  Non-Member: $165.00
    Friday Only - Member: $130.00  /  Non-Member: $165.00
  • Parent Registration
    Thursday & Friday - Member: $145.00  /  Non-Member: $180.00
    Thursday Only - Member: $130.00  /  Non-Member: $165.00
    Friday Only - Member: $130.00  /  Non-Member: $165.00
  • CEs
    BACB CEs - $75.00
    Psych CEs - $75.00
  • Workshops
    Member - Workshops range from $45.00 - $100.00
    Non-Member - Workshops range from $65.00 - $115.00

Note: this page is for in-person registration. To learn more about live-streaming options, please click here.

BABAT Conference Program Expo
Interested in learning about different advertising options from sponsorship packages to vendor tables? Click here for more information. Sponsorship packages will be available starting May 15 until August 31. Individual advertising options, including vendor booths not purchased as part of a package, will be available starting June 1 until August 31. Any ads purchased for the conference program need to be submitted by July 15th. If you have questions, please feel free to contact advertising@babat.org.

Late Fee, Cancellation and Payment Policies
Payment is accepted by check or card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover). Payment must be received in full by September 18, 2019, to avoid being assessed a $40.00 late fee. Cancellations received in writing by the close of business (5:00 p.m. ET) on September 25, 2019, will receive a full refund less a $60.00 cancellation fee. No refunds will be honored for cancellations received after September 25, 2019. Checks returned for insufficient funds will be charged $35.00.