KYABA 2017 Annual Conference: Education Across the Lifespan

The Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis will be holding its annual conference on Thursday, July 13th through Saturday, July 15th at the University of Louisville, Shelby Campus (Founder's Union Building).

The theme for this year’s conference is Education Across the Lifespan and we are honored to be hosting a fantastic group of speakers who will share their expertise working in early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. We are pleased to announce that our keynote speakers for this event are Janet Twyman, Peter Gerhardt, and Jonathan Baker. We are also pleased to share that our invited speakers are Erin Barton, Leilani Feliciano, Robert Pennington, Jenny Root and Sally Shepley. During the conference, speakers will discuss issues around natural environment teaching, reading readiness, academics, writing, transition, employment, dementia, and behavioral gerontology. In addition to a great lineup of speakers, KYABA is also pleased to announce several other events scheduled during the conference, including an 8-hour supervision training, job fair, exhibition, poster session, and our first ever annual awards ceremony.


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.​

Continuing Education Units

BACB Type II CEUs will be offered during the conference and are included in the cost of registration.

Job Fair / Exhibition

On Friday, July 14th, KYABA will be hosting an exhibition and job fair following the day’s presentations. KYABA is proud to host the following exhibitors:














Pre-Conference Workshop

On Thursday, July 13th, KYABA will host an 8-hour supervision workshop led by Molly Dubuque. This training is designed to meet the competency-based training requirement covering the BACB’s Supervisor Training Curriculum Outline.

Awards Ceremony & Poster Session

On Saturday, July 15th, KYABA will be hosting an awards ceremony and poster session following the day’s presentations. 


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


Thursday, July 13th, 2017 (Pre-Conference Workshop)

7:30am - 8:00am: Registration

8:00am - 12:00pm: Strengthening the Future of our Field One Supervisee at a Time: Developing a Supervision Experience to Create Competent, Ethical, and Compassionate Behavior Analysts (Molly Dubuque)

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm - 5:00pm: Strengthening the Future of our Field One Supervisee at a Time: Developing a Supervision Experience to Create Competent, Ethical, and Compassionate Behavior Analysts (Molly Dubuque)

Friday, July 14th, 2017 (Early and Middle Childhood)

8:00am - 9:00am: Registration

9:00am - 10:20am: Critical Issues in Teaching Play to Young children with Disabilities (Erin Barton)

10:30am - 11:50am: "Technologies" to Support Literacy Instruction (Janet Twyman)

11:50am - 12:50pm: Lunch

1:00pm - 2:20pm: Planned Independence: Promoting Mathematical Problem Solving for Students with Autism and Intellectual Disability (Jenny Root)

2:30pm - 3:50pm: A Behavior Analytic Approach to Teaching Writing to Students with Disabilities (Robert Pennington)

4:00pm - 5:30pm: Exhibition / Job Fair

Saturday, July 15th (Adolescence and Adulthood)

8:00am - 9:00am: Registration

9:00am - 10:20am: A Behavioral Analysis of Transition Curriculum: Utilizing Natural Motivating Operations and Contingencies (Sally Shepley)

10:30am - 11:50am: Is ABA Meeting Its Responsibilities to Adults with ASD? (Peter Gerhardt)

11:50am - 12:50pm: Lunch

1:00pm - 2:20pm: Behavioral Gerontology: Who, What, Where, How and Why (Leilani Feliciano)

2:30pm - 3:50pm: Applications of Behavioral Gerontology for Older Adults with Neurocognitive Disorder (Jon Baker)

4:00pm - 5:00pm: Poster Session

5:00pm - 5:30pm: Awards Ceremony 

*Schedule is tentative and subject to change