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.

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. If you are interested in serving as an exhibitor or one of our three sponsors please select the appropriate link below:

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. Award categories and nomination information can be found on our website.


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


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

8:00am - 12:00pm: Molly Dubuque, University of Louisville (Supervision Workshop)

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm - 5:00pm: Molly Dubuque, University of Louisville (Supervision Workshop)

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

9:00am - 10:20am:  Erin Barton, Vanderbilt University (Natural Environment Teaching)

10:30am - 11:50am: Janet Twyman, ABA Technologies / Center on Innovations in Learning (Reading Readiness)

12:00pm - 12:50pm: Lunch

1:00pm - 2:20pm: Jenny Root, Florida State University (Academics)

2:30pm - 3:50pm: Robert Pennington, University of Louisville (Writing)

4:00pm - 4:15pm: Message from our Sponsor

4:15pm - 5:45pm: Exhibition / Job Fair

Saturday, July 15th (Adolescence and Adulthood)

9:00am - 10:20am: Sally Shepley, University of Kentucky (Transition)

10:30am - 11:50am: Peter Gerhardt, Virginia Institute of Autism (Employment)

12:00pm - 12:50pm: Lunch

1:00pm - 2:20pm: Leilani Feliciano, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (Gerontology)

2:30pm - 3:50pm: Jon Baker, Western Michigan University (Dementia)

4:00pm - 4:15pm: Message from our Sponsor

4:15pm - 5:15pm: Poster Session

5:15pm - 5:45pm: Awards Ceremony 

*Schedule is tentative and subject to change