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AzABA 2019 Year-End Conference: Attendee Registration

  • 08 Nov 2019
  • 9:30 AM
  • 09 Nov 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • Burton Barr Central Library | 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004 and Desert Willow Conference Center | 4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85040
  • 45


(depends on selected options)

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Friday, November 8
Burton Barr Central Library
1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Saturday, November 9
Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E Cotton Center Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85040

This year’s conference will feature three incredible guest speakers:

  • Ellie Kazemi, PhD, BCBA-D
  • Julie M. Slowiak, PhD, BCBA
  • Keith E. Williams, PhD, BCBA

The conference will begin on Friday, November 8 with workshops presented by Dr. Kazemi and Dr. Williams. Join us after the workshops for a happy hour networking event at Pizza People Pub. Saturday sessions will include keynote presentations from Dr. Kazemi and Dr. Slowiak, as well as breakout sessions featuring our Special Interest Groups for a total of 11 CEUs over both days. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided both days.


Register by October 11 to save!





Friday Workshops- Webinar*  $    40.00  $    20.00  $    50.00

Saturday Early Bird

 $  125.00

 $    75.00

 $    175.00

Saturday (after October 11)

 $  150.00

 $  100.00

 $    200.00

*Please note: The Friday workshops have reached the in person capacity. Webinar options are available at registration. Webinar attendees will not receive a copy of Dr. Williams's book. 

Group Discount*: Register 4 BCBA’s and get the fifth one free!

*This discount applies to 2 day registrations only. To receive the group discount or register a group that does not apply for this discount, please contact
Jessica Painter by Friday, October 25. 

Friday, November 8

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast and Registration

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Workshop 1
Speaker: Ellie Kazemi, PhD, BCBA-D
Topic: Taking a Functional Approach to Supervision and Leadership

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Workshop 2
Speaker: Keith E. Williams, PhD, BCBA
Topic: Helping Families Expand Their Children's Diet Variety: Behavioral Interventions
Attendees will receive a free copy of Dr. Williams's book, Broccoli Bootcamp: Basic Training for Parents of Selective Eaters 

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Happy Hour/ Networking Event
Join us at Pizza People Pub to network with your fellow attendees. Snacks are on AzABA!

Saturday, November 9

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast and Registration

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Keynote 1
: Ellie Kazemi, PhD, BCBA-D
Topic: Leaders Care about Relationships

11:10 – 11:20 a.m. – Sponsor Break

11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. – Concurrent SIG Presentations
Presentation 1: Medical Necessity
Presentation 2: Ethics & Social Media

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch and Annual Business Meeting

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. – Sponsor Break

1:45 – 3:45 p.m. – Keynote 2
Julie M. Slowiak, PhD, BCBA
Topic: Providing for the Provider: Using OBM and ACT Training to Support Self-Care

3:45 p.m. – Closing Remarks and Prize Drawings


Ellie Kazemi, PhD, BCBA-D
Dr. Kazemi is a professor at CSUN where she founded the M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program and has been teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework for over 10 years. She is the leading author of a handbook written for both supervisors and supervisees that is titled, Supervision and Practicum in Behavior Analysis: A Handbook for Supervisees. Her applied research interests involve
identification of efficient, effective strategies for practical training and supervision of staff. She is also interested in leveraging technology and Artificial Intelligence (e.g., robotics, virtual or augmented reality) for research and practice in behavior analysis.

Julie M. Slowiak, PhD, BCBA
Julie M. Slowiak is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Dr. Slowiak is the Founder of InJewel LLC, a values-focused coaching and consulting company and serves as the Executive Director of the Behavior Analysis in Health, Sport, and Fitness SIG, a non-profit organization. Dr. Slowiak’s research blends her training in applied behavior analysis and organizational behavior management with topics studied in the fields of occupational health psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, and applied sports psychology. In general, Julie is interested in the behavioral processes underlying athletic performance, the integration of Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) to health, behavior, and human performance coaching, healthy lifestyle behavior change, performance management and improvement, and behavior-based and values-focused coaching. Dr. Slowiak is on a mission to disseminate behavioral science to those who desire to take their own performance and wellbeing and that of those they lead and coach to a higher level. 

Keith E. Williams, PhD, BCBA

Dr. Keith Williams is a licensed psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He has been the Director of the Feeding Program at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center for over twenty years. Keith is also Professor of Pediatrics at the Penn State College of Medicine, where he teaches medical students, graduate students, and medical residents. He has written more than sixty book chapters and articles in the area of feeding problems and child nutrition. He is coauthor of Treating Eating Problems of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities: Interventions for Professionals and Parents with Richard Foxx, Ph.D. and Broccoli Boot Camp: Basic Training for Parents of Selective Eaters with Laura J. Seiverling. Keith is the incoming Executive Director of PennABA.

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:


Thank you to our Silver Sponsors:



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Please note: no refunds will be processed after November 5, 2019.