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2019 FABA Conference
September 18-21, 2019
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

Welcome to the 2019 Call for Papers!
We are still accepting Poster Submissions!

Poster Submission Deadline:  Monday, July 15th 11:59 PM EST

Note: Closed to new submissions.

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Submission Guidelines
  • If you submitted a presentation in 2018 or in 2017, you already have an account. Please do not create duplicate accounts.
  • New presenters will need to create a new account.  FABA members who presented last year can log into their account or recover a forgotten password by following the onscreen prompts.
    • Do NOT create a new account. Use the same email address (you can add or update your primary email in your author profile)
  • Prior to beginning the submission process, please have all of the presentation information available (and saved to your personal computer in a Word or Pages document—for easy reference should you need it). You may be asked to upload/submit this file.
  • The following is required:
    • Name of each PRESENTING AUTHOR (speaking role), co-author (nonspeaking role), CHAIRS, PANELISTS, and DISCUSSANTS.
      • All CAPS indicates an active speaking role.
    • Affiliation for each type of presenter listed above.
    • Abstract for each presentation.
    • Learning objectives—depending on the type of presentation you are submitting.
    • Headshots for all speaking presenters (PRESENTING AUTHORS).
  • Please note the different roles for each participant including the use of all CAPS to designate a speaking role: 
    • LEAD PRESENTING AUTHOR - lead or first author with a speaking role
    • PRESENTING AUTHOR - author with a speaking role
    • Co-author - author without a speaking role or an author who will not be in attendance for the presentation
    • CHAIR - presenter with a speaking role
    • PANELIST - presenter with a speaking role
    • DISCUSSANTS - will have a speaking role as a part of a symposium
  • Designate one email that is frequently checked by a responsible party as the primary contact address.
  • Update your presenter profile to include a cell phone number or a frequented main phone number where you can be reached for last minute clarifications.
  • After creating an account and logging in, click to submit a presentation by type and follow the on screen directions for each of the colored menus (incomplete menus will display as a red box and after the required content is submitted, the box will turn green.
  • Once the submission is finalized, return to the main menu to submit another presentation.  All "in progress" drafts or attempts are recorded on your profile page displayed upon log in.
  • Upon logging in, please check the Abstracts page for submissions that need to be finalzed.
See specific additional guidelines for Symposia Chairs below
  • List the main PRESENTING AUTHOR for each of the papers to be presented (this may be achieved by searching for the FABA member in the database).
    • If you are unable to find a match, manually add the individual.
    • Name, email and affiliation are the minimal required fields.
  • Complete all required fields and designate who will receive correspondence for the submission (check the Correspondence box).
  • Click Submit or save to continue later.
  • When the submission is completed by hitting Finalize, the PRESENTING AUTHOR will receive an emailed confirmation.
  • Incomplete symposia will not be forwarded for peer review and will not be accepted for the final program.
  • Note the Call for Presentations closing date and time.
  • Only those registered for the 2019 conference will receive acceptance correspondence. To register, click here

Types of Presentations:
  • WORKSHOPS are 3-hrs in length. Workshops are scheduled at the beginning or end of the annual conference on either Wednesday or Saturday (Saturday workshops run concurrently with selected sessions). Regardless of scheduled date, all workshops must be eligible for approval as a BCBA/BCaBA continuing education event. They should be designed to teach new skills that may be used by the participants. The format of the workshop MUST involve extensive audience participation, use of handouts, opportunities for participants to practice the skills, and/or the use of guided notes. Note that a workshop is not a sales or marketing event and any commercial advertising efforts are prohibited. Any extra fees must be justified. Not all workshop submitted may be selected for the annual conference-especially given the increasing number of submissions. Workshop presenters MUST register as FABA members for the annual conference.  Any author intending to present/ speak must be marked as a PRESENTING AUTHOR.Note: The primary presenter must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and the content must be Behavior Analytic (cf., Baer, Wolf & Risley, 1968).] Workshop presenters who have not previously presented at FABA may be asked to submit a brief video sample of a recent presentation.
  • PAPERS are oral presentations given in 25, 50, or 80 minute durations. Twenty-five minute paper presentations will be grouped together to form 50 or 80 minute paper sessions around similar topics and a CHAIR will be assigned by the Program Committee reviewers to preside over the paper session (this is often one of the presenting authors).  The chair will be assigned to introduce speakers, keep time, and act as a main communicator between the program committee and co-authors. There is no discussant for paper sessions or paper presentations. Papers may not be accepted at the same duration in which they were submitted (e.g., a 50 minute paper may be accepted as a 25 minute paper and a 50 minute paper may be requested by peer reviewers to be expanded into an 80 minute presentation). These requests are made in order to fit the needs of conference programming.  Presenters(authors) always reserve the right to withdraw their submission rather than change the duration.  In the event the description of the submission better meets the defintion of another type of presentation (i.e., a panel), a paper session may be accepted in a different format (e.g., a paper may be accepted as a panel or poster).  Submitters agree to these terms or review when submitting paper presentations and will be notified of such decisions throughout peer reviews. Any author intending to speak must be marked as a PRESENTING AUTHOR.
  • SYMPOSIA consist of several speakers addressing a very similar topic. A SYMPOSIUM is organized by the Chair of the session who is typically not a presenter of one of the papers. This differs from a paper session in that it features a Discussant—a prominant person in the field who can discuss the central topic and offer feedback to the presenters. The discussant can not be one of the presenters. Questions from the audience are addressed at the end of the Symposium and commented upon by the Discussant.

NEW for 2019: The symposium’s chair will submit all information for the content topic including the title, discussant name, summary abstract, and contact information for each indiivdual paper presenter in addition to the head shots for any new authors not already found in the FABA presenter Database and learning objectives).  The submission is not deemed finalized until all missing paper portions and required information is completed.  Incomplete symposia will not be forwarded for peer review and therefore, cannot be considered for acceptance.

  • PANEL DISCUSSIONS bring together several individuals with similar expertise in a subject matter to discuss topics of concern or interest among themselves and with audience members. The organizer of a PANEL either acts as the Chair or selects a Chairperson responsible for introducing topics and speakers. The PANEL would be an appropriate submission for meetings of affiliated chapters or special interest groups. Panels are scheduled for 50 or 80 minutes in duration but may be accepted at a different duration upon peer review.
  • POSTERS are visual presentations of primarily data based information in an attractive, easily understood format. The advantage of a poster is that it provides face-to-face interaction with the author(s). Posters should fit a 4' x 4' area. A bulletin board for display and pushpins will be provided. POSTERS are combined thematically into POSTER SESSIONS, which remain in place for a minimum of 3-hrs. The presenters are asked to be present for the first hour to answer any questions or to more fully describe their work. Poster presentations offer a great opportunity to share their research, receive feedback on ideas, and network with others.  Annual Ribbon Awards are bestowed. Posters are not eligible for continuing education credits.
  • FILMS (Anniversary Conference Years Only) are submitted by members for consideration in the Nate Azrin Film Festival. If requested, submitters must provide proof of permission for the material in order to avoid copyright infringement. Submitters are responsible for supplying FABA/hotel personnel with the media in an accessible format.  Film Festivals may be reserved for Anniversary conference years only and occur at the discretion of the Chair.  The next Film Festival is scheduled to occur at the conference in 2020.
  • IGNITE is a fast-paced, fun, thought provoking, session where presenters share their professional passions about some aspect of behavior analysis in five minutes, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. The Ignite motto is: “Enlighten us, but make it quick.” IGNITE presentations will be grouped into 50 minute sessions based on similar themes. To learn more about this exciting method of sharing your passion and see great examples of 5 minute presentations go to  Ignites are not eligible for continuing education credits.
  • MEETINGS are submitted by the intended Meeting Chair—for the purpose of discussing a common mission or topic of interest.  This is intended for Special Interest Groups, Local Chapter, or other subcommittees of FABA. Meetings are not eligble for continuing education credits and interested parties are encouraged to submit a panel or paper presentation to better meet this need.
Note regarding Ethics and Supervision submissions
 from the BACB:
  Acceptable Type 2 ethics CEUs must meet all of the standards identified in addition to covering ethics content. Acceptable ethics content is behavior analytic in nature and covers ethical issues in behavior analysis practice or research. Ethics content should incorporate the BACB’s Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts. Sample ethics CEU topics might include the (in) appropriateness of implementing non-behavioral therapies, strategies for avoiding/managing dual relationships, creating a culture of ethics in an organization, ethical implications of media and technology, among others. Those not meeting the BACB criteria will be assigned to and included in other applicable tracks. Acceptable Type 2 supervision CEUs must meet all of the standards identified in addition to covering supervision content. Acceptable supervision content is behavior-analytic in nature and covers effective supervision as defined in the BACB’s experience standards (in particular, the “Nature of Supervision” section) and the BACB Supervisor Training Curriculum Outline.

By submitting an event, the submitting author affirms and represents that the information and all attachments hereto, are true and accurate, and agrees to deliver the presentation or arrange for it to be presented if the FABA Conference Committee accepts the submission. The submitting author understands that all presenting authors must register for the conference, and that failing to deliver an accepted presentation or arrange for it to be presented may result in rejection of future submissions from this author.

Type of Submission Chair Discussant Number Involved Learning Objectives Duration(s)
Workshop No No 1+ 5 3 hours
Paper No No 1+ (1 paper) 3 25*, 50 or 80 minutes
Paper Session* Yes No 2+ 3 50 or 80 minutes
Symposium Yes Yes 4+ 3 50 or 80 minutes
Panel Yes No 3+ 3 50 or 80 minutes
Poster FABA President No *Authors 0 Minimum 3 hour session
Film Yes No N/A 0 50 or 80 minutes
Ignite *Entire Session No 1 to 2 0 5 minutes each
(grouped into 50 minutes)
Meeting Yes No N/A 0 50 minutes

Note: Closed to new submissions.


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