Fourth Annual Applied Behavior Analysis Conference Set For Feb. 22

MELBOURNE, FLA. —Florida Institute of Technology’s Behavior Analysis Student Association and Society for Performance Management will host the Fourth Annual Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Conference Feb. 22. Centered on behavioral interventions across the lifetime, the conference will be held on campus in the Denius Student Center’s Hartley Room, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The conference speakers are Patrick C. Friman, director of clinical services at Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home (Boys Town) and clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska School of Medicine; Timothy M. Weil, practicum coordinator in the master’s program in applied behavioral analysis at the University of South Florida; and Peter Gerhardt, president and chair of the Scientific Council for the Organization for Autism Research.

Friman will present “Applying Behavior Analysis Across Problems of Mainstream, Everyday Life.” Weil will speak about “Advancements in Social Ability Through Inclusion of Relational Operants in Curriculum Design: Expanding Our Options and Opportunities With Relational Framing” and Gerhardt will share “Behavior Analytic Interventions to Promote Adult Competencies.

The conference fees are $50 per person and $10 for students; Florida Tech students may attend for free and a deli lunch is included for all. A job fair will also be held giving job seekers an opportunity to network with companies that are hiring behavior analysts.

The Denius Student Center is located on Country Club Drive. For more information, e-mail or


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