2018 Annual Conference

We are excited to announce that our Annual Conference will be held on April 20th & 21st, at the University of Louisville’s Shelby Campus. Kentucky’s premiere conference focused on behavior analysis will bring four internationally renowned speakers addressing a range of critical issues. In addition, it will provide rich opportunities for students, practitioners and researchers to connect via a research posters session and a KYABA social.


Founders Union Building
450 N. Whittington Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40222


To register for KYABA’s annual conference please choose one of the links below. Reduced registration rates are available to KYABA members and can be accessed by logging in on our website.​

Registration Type Students Members Non-Members
Single Day Registration $50 $100 $125
Full Conference Registration $100 $185 $200




Conference Schedule*

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018

8:00am - 8:30am


8:30am - 9:00am

Opening Session

9:00am - 12:00pm

Evidence-based Communication Strategies in ASD - A Contrarian's Perspective
Andy Bondy, Ph.D.
(3 BACB Type 3 CEUs)

12:00pm - 1:30pm


1:30pm - 4:30pm

Taking a Functional Approach to Supervision
Ellie Kazemi, Ph.D., BCBA-D
(3 BACB Type 2 Supervision CEUs)

4:30pm - 6:30pm 

KYABA Awards Ceremony, Social, and Research Poster Presentations


8:00am - 8:30am


8:30am - 11:15am

Dealing with Difficult People
Patrick Friman, Ph.D., ABPP
(3 BACB Type 2 CEUs)
Event sponsored by Clinical Behavior Analysis

11:30am - 12:30pm

Eschew Obfuscation: Turning People On to Behavior Analysis with Plain and Simple Language
Patrick Friman, Ph.D., ABPP
(1 BACB Type 2 CEU)
Event sponsored by Clinical Behavior Analysis

12:30pm - 1:00pm


1:30pm - 3:00pm

Embedding Behavior Analysis into Everyday Instruction
Amanda Kelly, Ph.D., BCBA-D 
(a.k.a. "Behavior Babe")
(1.5 BACB Type 2 CEUs)

3:00pm - 4:45pm

Stop Sucking and Start Saving the World with Behavior Analysis - The Ethics of Sustainable Behavior Change
Amanda Kelly, Ph.D., BCBA-D 
(a.k.a. "Behavior Babe")
(1.5 BACB Type 2 CEUs)

*Schedule is tentative and subject to change