WIBA 2023 will be a hybrid conference making our in-person event available online as well. For our seventh annual conference, WIBA will continue what it does best; providing a venue where women behavior analysts can strengthen their skills in the science of behavior analysis and professional skills including self-advocacy, negotiations, public speaking, conflict resolution, and creating and implementing work systems to name a few.
Please note that all presenters must present on-site and register for at least one day of the conference. Registration will open on March 15th, 2023.
To continue to strengthen the unique atmosphere of WIBA, we are looking for 50-minute, in-person presentations for our hybrid conference on the topics of:
Women's Issues- Presentations may feature information on the gender pay gap, motherhood, work-life balance, childcare in the workplace, women leading small businesses, overcoming obstacles, and/or tributes to historic female figures of behavior analysis and their contributions, etc.
OBM/Leadership- Presentations may feature information on: negotiations, business compliance, mentorship, leadership, performance-based pay, supervision, staff retention, and/or performance feedback, etc.
Research- An opportunity for authors or co-authors to share their innovative research in behavior analysis- applied or basic. Attendees want to experience more data-based presentations that they can also apply in their daily work. Research may include topics such as inclusion, parent training, ACT, working with schools, social skills, feeding issues, etc.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion- Presentations promoting diversity within our field. We are looking for dynamic presentations that will give our audience the tools to make sustainable improvements in the diversity of our field. Topics may include but not be limited to: discussions supporting the LGBTQ+ community, Black and Latin representation in the behavior analysis field, cultural sensitivity with families including various socio-economic groups, etc.
Outside the Box- WIBA is a conference that features topics on how to apply behavior analysis to world problems (i.e. outside the box of autism treatment). For example: animal behavior, athletics/fitness. behavioral medicine and health, working in the prison system, environment/sustainability, and/or safety, etc. If you have a presentation that does not "fit the mold", please consider submitting anyway.
Please note, reviewers will conduct a blind review using a standardized rubric. For approved presentations, we will email the author the attestation form to be filled out and returned to qualify for BACB CEUs. Due date for all submissions is April 2, 2023, at 12:00 AM EST. Responses for all submissions will be by May 1, 2023.