20th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. March 29-April 1, 2023, Jacksonville, FL

Overview

The 20th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support will feature over 150 oral presentations, posters, pre-conference and skill-building workshops highlighting empirical findings, assessment and intervention methods, current topics, and other aspects of Positive Behavior Support.

  • Early Childhood
  • Integration and Alignment
  • Individual Students and Tier 3
  • Classroom
  • Tier 2
  • School-Wide Systems (Tier 1)
  • Equity
  • Home and Community
  • IDD
  • Families and Parent Supports
  • Mental Health

Who Should Attend?

  • Administrators
  • Behavior Analysts
  • Behavior Specialists
  • Counselors
  • Early Interventionists
  • Educators/Special Educators
  • Family Support Personnel
  • Parents/Family Members
  • Psychologists
  • Researchers
  • Social Workers

Download a sample letter to request approval from your organization to attend the 20th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. View the PDF version of this document here.

Conference Strands

The 20th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support will feature over 200 oral presentations, posters, pre-conference and skill-building workshops highlighting empirical findings, assessment and intervention methods, current topics, and other aspects of Positive Behavior Support. Presentations and workshops will focus on topics including:

  • Early Childhood: The Early Childhood strand includes presentations about systems change efforts, research, evidence-based practices, and case study presentations related to young children (birth through age 5) and PBS implementation
  • Integration and Alignment: Presentations in this strand provide frameworks for integrating and aligning systems of support (e.g., academic and behavior MTSS supports, positive behavior supports and mental health systems, juvenile justice) to enhance student success and interagency collaboration and cooperation.
  • Individual Students and Tier 3: This strand emphasizes the use of PBS principles and technology to support individual students within a school setting. The focus is on one or more specific students, rather than the school system.
  • Classroom: Presentations in this strand focus on how the principles and technology of PBS are implemented within classroom settings for students with or without disabilities.
  • Tier 2: Presentations in this strand focus on delivering interventions to individuals who require targeted supports in addition to universal supports and are at risk for developing more serious challenging behavior.
  • School-Wide Systems (Tier 1): Presentations in this strand highlight current work in school-wide positive behavior support. Emphasis is placed on efforts to "scale-up," implement and sustain PBS principles and technology across multiple schools in districts and states.
  • Equity: Presentations in this strand focus on applying PBS principles and technology to support a fair and inclusive educational system that results in higher student achievement, increased quality of instruction, improvement of low-performing schools, and/or better outcomes for students from diverse circumstances.
  • Home and Community: Presentations within the home and community strand focus on how the principles and technology of PBS are implemented across the lifespan in a variety of settings such as home, community centers, adult employment, residential settings, eldercare facilities, etc.
  • IDD: Presentations in this strand will highlight the application of PBS principles and technology to support children and/or adults with IDD in settings outside of school (e.g., home, community). An intellectual disability is characterized by limitations in intellectual functioning and difficulties in a variety of everyday social and practical skills. A developmental disability is attributed to a cognitive or physical impairment that results in limitations in areas such as self-care, language, and mobility. The term IDD covers a broad range of disorders and syndromes.
  • Families and Parent Supports: Presentations in this strand highlight working in partnership with parents and other family members when implementing PBS in school, home, and community settings. Presentations may be focused on how professionals can understand, support, and include the family perspective when serving families, or, be aimed at helping parents and family members learn to understand and implement PBS with their family members and in their community.
  • Mental Health: The presentations in this strand focus on physiological or neurological issues, health, quality of life and well-being. In addition, presentations are included that describe how PBS principles and technology are implemented within mental health settings.

Conference Objectives

APBS Conference participants will be able to:

  1. Gain an understanding of research-based strategies that combine applied behavior analysis and biomedical science with person-centered values and systems change to increase quality of life and decrease problem behavior;
  2. Identify practical applications of positive behavior support in a variety of places including schools, early childhood, mental health, child welfare settings, and in organizations that provide services to adults with intellectual or other disabilities;
  3. Describe the most current, state-of-the-art research on positive behavior support for a variety of populations and settings;
  4. Expand explicit knowledge about the field of positive behavior support that promotes questioning about the field and its aims and methods;
  5. Expand their perspective on problems/goals and positive behavior support intervention strategies by enhancing knowledge (unspoken understandings) about the field of positive behavior support; and
  6. Enhance understanding about the key components and related considerations in the positive behavior support process from an individual to systems level perspective.

Conference Hotel

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 East Coastline Drive
JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32202

Hotel Booking Link: To make your reservations, please click here: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/JAXRJ/G-APBS

If you need additional assistance, please contact the Hyatt at 877-803-7534 or Ilene Page at Ilene.page@apbs.org.

If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.
Hyatt Rates:
Single/Double $199
Triple $224
Quad $249

About Jacksonville

Plan your visit to Jacksonville. Visit the Jacksonville Visitor’s Site for information assembled with our conference attendees in mind.

CEU Information

BCBA Type 2 CEU and NASP CPDs

Credits other than those noted below will not be offered at the conference this year.

A Certificate of Attendance will be available at the end of the conference for those wishing to submit contact hours to your professional development organization. The Certificate will be emailed to all conference attendees along with their post conference survey

Behavior Analyst Certification Board-Authorized Continuing Education Provider

Permission is being sought for Board Certified Behavior Analysts (Type 2 credits from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board). BCBA Type 2 CEU qualifying sessions require that a presenter meets the requirements to instruct for BCBA CEUs, that content of the presentation extends beyond the current BCBA Task List/BCaBA Task List and coursework required for sitting for certification exams, and be behavior-analytic in nature.

NASP Approved Provider-Ensuring High Quality Professional Development

NASP CPD qualifying sessions require the presenter(s) to have training and/or experience qualifying them as experts in the subject matter, content aligns with the NASP Domains of Practice, and the instructional level is appropriate for credentialed school psychologists.

BCBA and NASP Credits will be offered at a flat rate--$50/$35 for APBS Members and $75/$45 for Non-Members Respectively.

See the Conference Agenda (available in December) for sessions approved for BCBA and NASP credits.

Schedule

APBS 2023 Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pmRegistration/Information
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
7:30 am - 5:00 pmRegistration/Information
8:30 pm - 12:30 pmPre-conference Workshops - Morning
(Pre-registration required at an additional fee)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmPre-conference Workshops - Afternoon
(Pre-registration required at an additional fee)
Thursday, March 30, 2023
7:00 am - 6:00 pmRegistration/Information
7:30 am - 5:00 pmExhibits Open
8:00 am - 9:15 amWelcome/General Session
9:45 am - 10:45 amSession A
11:00 am - 12:00 pmSession B
12:00 pm - 1:15 pmLunch on your own
1:15 pm – 2:15 pmSession C
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmSession D
3:45 pm – 4:45 pmSession E
5:00 pm – 6:00 pmSession F
6:30 pm - 8:00 pmReception and Poster Session
Friday, March 31, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration/Information
8:00 am - 4:00 pmExhibits Open
8:30 am - 9:30 amSession G
9:45 am - 10:45 amSession H
11:00 am - 12:00 pmSession I
12:00 pm - 1:15 pmLunch on your own
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmSession J
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmSession K
3:45 pm - 4:45 pmSession L
Saturday, April 1, 2023
8:00 am - 9:30 amRegistration/Information
8:30 am - 12:30 pmHalf-day Workshops
(Pre-registration required at an additional fee)
Exhibitor Schedule
Wednesday, March 29
3:00 pm - 5:00 pmExhibitor Registration and Tabletop Set-up
Thursday, March 30
7:30 am - 5:00 pmExhibits Open
Friday, March 31
8:00 am - 4:00 pmExhibits Open
4:00 pm - MidnightExhibitor Dismantling

On Demand Portion of Conference

The On Demand portion of the 20th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support will include recordings of the General Session, 24 select In Person sessions with 2 recorded workshops available for an additional fee. All content being recorded for On Demand viewing will be marked with a star in the Agenda Program. A selection of pre-recorded content will also be included.

All On Demand content will be available approximately 2 weeks following the In Person conference and can be viewed within the Virtual Attendee Hub conference platform until June 23, 2023. Access to the platform will be provided prior to the In Person Conference.

On Demand content will heavily focus on sessions eligible for BCBA Type 2 CEUs and/or NASP CPDs.

Conference Supporters

TBD

Future Conference Dates

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