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        Special Events

  • Poster Session and Social
  • Job Fair and Graduate Program Expo
  • 2012 Conference Luncheon
  • Book Signings

    Poster Session and Social    (top)
    Thursday, Feb. 16 • 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., Royal Ballroom (S Tower)

    Catch up on the latest in research and practice in behavior analysis while catching up with old friends and making new ones! Cash bar available.

  • Job Fair and Graduate Program Expo    (top)
    Thursday, Feb. 16 • 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., Royal Ballroom (S Tower)

    Learn about master's and doctoral programs in the region that offer an emphasis or track in behavior analysis. Faculty and students from a number of colleges and universities will be available to talk with interested parties. Employers seeking professionals with training and experience in behavior analysis will also be available to meet with prospective job applicants. This is a great opportunity for job seekers to learn about employment opportunities, and for employers to access the talented pool of Western Region behavior analysts.

    2012 Luncheon, Awards, & Special Presentations     (top)
    Friday, Feb. 17 • 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Royal Ballroom (S Tower)

    This year's luncheon will host four very special events!

    • Student Research Awards. Join us in honoring this year's winners of the B. F. Skinner Foundation Graduate Student Research Award and the Julie Vargas Student Research Award.
    • 2012 CalABA Leadership in Advocacy Award. CalABA is proud to honor Lorri Unumb, Vice President of State Government Affairs for Autism Speaks and an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School. She wrote the ground-breaking autism insurance legislation for South Carolina ("Ryan’s Law") that passed in 2007 and served as a catalyst for the national movement toward autism insurance reform. In her capacity at Autism Speaks, Unumb contributed significantly to the efforts which resulted in the passage of California’s mandate for health plan coverage of ABA for individuals with ASD in California.
    • Jerry Shook Tribute. Jerry's wife BJ Quinn will present a slideshow honoring the life and work of the BACB's founder, who passed away in November 2011. No individual has done more to advance the worldwide practice of applied behavior analysis than did Dr. Shook in his role as CEO and visionary of the BACB.
    • Special Address by Dr. Patrick Friman. The field of behavior analysis is relatively unknown outside the domain of developmental disabilities. In this special presentation, "Five Examples of the Mainstream Relevance of Behavior Analysis," Dr. Friman will cover a selection of target areas that have either benefited from or could benefit from behavior analysis and that are extensive both in terms of the frequency of their occurrence and their relevance to mainstream human life.

    Be sure to pre-register for the luncheon to make sure you have a seat for this event, as it is expected to sell out quickly.

    Book Signings    (top)

    Add to your behavior analysis library with personalized copies of important books authored by leaders in the field. Copies will be available for purchase in the CalABA store.

    • Thursday, Feb. 16 • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Royal Ballroom Foyer

      • Gregory Madden will be signing copies of Impulsivity: The Behavioral and Neurological Science of Discounting.

      • Henry (Hank) Schlinger will be signing copies of A Behavior Analytic View of Child Development.

    • Friday, Feb. 17 • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Royal Ballroom Foyer

      • Ruth Anne Rehfeldt will be signing copies of Derived Relational Responding - Applications for Learners with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities: A Progressive Guide to Change.